Custom DVD Shelf Build DIY Project
I have a rather large collection of DVDs, Blu-rays, Playstation One, Two, and Three games. I had a DVD shelf or two on the walls at the old house. When I moved last year all these got boxed up and left boxed up for the past year while I pursued other projects around the house. With Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu I had plenty on tap for my viewing enjoyment. I finally got enough free time and money saved up to build my shelving for all this stuff and showcase it in the main media area as I had intended. I drew these plans up almost a year ago and finally they have become more than just plans. They’ve become a nice reality.
This guide will show you how to make your own custom DVD shelves. By making these myself I paid about half of what I would have paid if I had bought them prefabricated, plus these are made out of better materials. There is no particle board to be found here. I’ve been working with wood since I was a kid so I’ve collected some tools for this sort of thing, though I haven’t had a huge amount of experience with joinery and cabinetry. You will need some tools for this, but nothing hugely expensive. I have neither the room nor the money for large shop tools like high end table saws, planers, or jointers.
I haven’t built shelving of this scale before and I learned a few things as I worked. I’ll do my best to show how I did things, alternate methods that can be used if you don’t have the same tools, and how I would do things differently in retrospect based on what I learned in the process. So let’s get started.