Published on April 8th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Double Broder DVD Shelf

Materials: Broder Shelf parts, additional wood from hardware store, wheels, ball bearings

Description: Remember this? After one year of use, the free-standing shelf took up a lot of space, standing 1,30m from the wall into the room. So I went for a more compact setup with double the shelf space. I got another shelf minus the feet and constructed a wooden base so I could mount two posts on ball bearings so that they can easily rotate.

Under the T-feet I screwed wheels with an M12-screw. As the T-feet are broader than the shelf itself, the shelves can not stand directly behind each other. One of the supports for the wooden base is a narrow DVD-shelf itself, build entirely from real wood and my first attempt at carpentry with just wooden dowels and glue. The Fixe drill template was very helpful there. I thought about using a “Benno”, but decide against it because I did not want to spoil the look of real wood. Furthermore, I would have had to add some height to it anyway.

Now both shelves are standing along the wall, less than 80cm into the room as compared to the former 130cm.

~ Thomas, Koblenz, Germany

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to Double Broder DVD Shelf

  1. Anonymous says:

    *** Very clever solution. ****

    You are so lucky Ikea hadn’t discontinued the shelf!!

    • Thomas says:

      Luckier than you could imagine. When I was checking for another project, I noticed that Broder ist entirely gone now. :( I was looking forward to build a CD-Rack. :(

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good solution, even pOT-approved! ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    loved it in it’s original configuration, i am still considering that version as a room divider by my front door. excellent upgrade to a beautifully functioning unit, thanks so much for sharing both versions, bravo and well done!

  4. Anonymous says:

    That’s so awesome!
    Well done :D

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