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UK Collector's What Shelf's Do You Use
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantDraxen
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Can i be cheeky and ask to see a photo of these Billy shelfs in action please. Help's my brain to have a visual image.


Here's my setup as an example. This has 3 x 40cm shelves + 2 x 80cm shelves, all of them 200cm in height. As extra, there is glass doors on two of the 40cm shelves, and there is also a top extension (34cm in height) on top of each shelf to take care of that wasted space near the ceiling 
Each unit also has two extra shelves (top two of which are glass)

I keep most of my DVDs in another location, so the "main unit" is mostly blu-rays now (+ some books on top and behind glass doors), but on three lowest (wide) shelves there are DVDs double stacked - as you can see, fits quite well. Blurays on other shelves are single stacked, but have CDs behind as stoppers.

Hope this gives you an idea.

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about density:
When you have an otherwise unused wardrobe, simply build shelves into that one on the back wall and into the doors.

Though that only takes use of ~30cm in depth. A pullout cabinet could take use of higher depth:
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Scot,

I've got a couple of shots taken this morning. I don't think I can post them here directly coz I don't use any online storage, but if you PM me your email address I'll send them to you. They're a bit cluttered (like the rest of my study!) but it should give you the general idea. The files are 5MB each - OK if you have broadband north of Hadrian's Wall 



HaHa 

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Here's my setup as an example. This has 3 x 40cm shelves + 2 x 80cm shelves, all of them 200cm in height. As extra, there is glass doors on two of the 40cm shelves, and there is also a top extension (34cm in height) on top of each shelf to take care of that wasted space near the ceiling

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Though that only takes use of ~30cm in depth.

Yep. Although for one extra layer it might be enough to make the doors open 180°, and build two frames with shelves as 'doors' in the middle. A topview would be looking something like:


If you need more levels the middle they could be slide-able sideways, but that would go again to the expensive and/or tricky side of the problem.


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A pullout cabinet could take use of higher depth:

Very nice, but far out of my budget I'd presume.

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Here's an older photo of my collection and shelving



This shelving set up has enough space for just over 600 DvD's in a space of just 135cm. Which is brilliant but the problem with these shelf's is they start to wear after a couple of years and become rather flimsy.

I have considered the possibility of getting more and doing some basic customisation to them to make them more structurally sound. I don't think even with my limited ability's it will be challenging. Also removing the wooden frame at the front is another thing as it's more to do with aesthetics than function.

So i don't have to overlap them, and reduce the space they take up by another couple of centimetres.
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Very nice, but far out of my budget I'd presume.

cya, Mithi


150e if i remember right, id assume their much cheaper there. I've only used them at work when i design some cabinets. The price is high, but you can take max use of it, 35cm wide cabinet could have dvd's accessible from both sides. If the depth is say 60cm, you get 120cm of shelve meters on the width of 35cm. The max hight for the cabinet is 200cm though, so you cant use the whole height of a room with just one cabinet.

Though you could do the same thing with wheels on the bottom, and a drawer runners on top to keep the cabinet on track. Which would probably turnout much cheaper.

EDIT: though with all the wild ideas i pondered, i eventually went with the simplest solution myself:

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If the depth is say 60cm, you get 120cm of shelve meters on the width of 35cm. The max hight for the cabinet is 200cm though, so you cant use the whole height of a room with just one cabinet.

hm, that would mean ~80 DVD's on one shelf. Depending on how the shelves work in this system this could mean 9 or with great luck even 10 shelves ... I need a drooling smiley!
If I ever have time and money and space to start a new ... Mediathek I would jam all my books, CD's and DVD's into some of those babies.

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i was meaning a personal photograph of someone's collection on Billy shelving

I've updated my Billy (and Benno) pictures in the Billy Fanclub thread.
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