Purchasing CD Storage Shelves is both a challenge and an opportunity. Buying CD shelves is a great opportunity to add a piece of furniture that will enhance the room and blend well with the other furniture. There are so many styles and materials to choose from, and some of them are very unique like the all hardwood products made in a North Carolina furniture facility by superb craftsmen using the finest woods.
Glass and metal either combined or used individually, make CD Storage Shelves that stand out. These are obviously functional pieces, which makes the design as important as the material. Many storage units hold 500 CD’s, but some hold 1,000 CD’s.
Examples of Compact Disc Storage Shelves
Some CD Storage Shelves are stand-alone wall units that hold 500 CD’s and are made of durable pressed particle board. The dimensions are 63” H x 22” W x 9” D. The unit weighs 58 lbs. and must be assembled. Cost: $115, no tax, free shipping
A 504 capacity CD storage rack which resembles shelving comes with solid oak side panels. The dimensions are 61 ¼”H x 24 ¼” W x 7 ¼” D and it comes fully assembled. Other functional structural parts are constructed using solid red oak. Cost: $209.50, no tax, free shipping.
A 160 capacity CD space saver is a solid oak tower that comes fully assembled. This CD rack is an attractive piece of furniture. There is a device built in that secures the CD and allows easy removal. The dimensions are 52” H x 12 3/4” W x 6 1/2″ D. This piece is assembled without screws by using tongue in groove joinery which enhances the stability of the unit as well as the appearance. Cost: $209, no tax, no shipping.
The 220 capacity CD storage rack is really solid oak storage shelves made with solid oak supporting end pieces which give it a quality look. This piece is assembled with tongue in groove joinery which is used to eliminate screws and to provide a designer appearance while giving the unit stability. The dimensions of this piece are 30″ H x 24″ W x 7 1/4″ D. Cost: $174.50, no tax, no shipping.
There are many “clearance” websites that claim to have great buys, and that claim can only be interpreted by what a “great buy” is. For example, a set of gun metal gray shelves that hold 150 CD’s is being sold for $54, no tax and no shipping. However, there are people who collect CD’s that would have to be paid to put these in their home.
The Best Approach For Buying Storage Shelves
The best approach is to first decide what, if anything, the CD Storage Shelves are intended to accomplish other than provide storage for CD’s. It seems that a fine piece of furniture can be bought for storing CD’s that will not cost much more than some of the pressed board, or half-wood, half-metal shelves. This approach gives the buyer something to be proud of for very little money. If the shelving is intended to be moved around, a more mobile product should be considered. Many wood shelving units can be stained to match existing furniture.
The market is full of wire shelving that have the look of the industrial 1950’s. Some shelving has a design that looks inappropriate for any place even though it is made of reasonably good material.
Assembly By Purchaser
Some experts believe that these products should come assembled so that the factory knows the parts fit and the product looks good. There are many companies that sell assembled shelving, so there is no need to buy a DIY project; there are some great pre-assembled CD Storage Shelves already available.