DVD Shelves For Storing and Displaying Your DVD Collection.

How to choose the best DVD storage shelves for your collection. Tips for DVD shelves and storage for your home.

If you only own a few DVDs, then this page isn't for you. If, however, you have a growing collection of discs, then you should consider DVD shelves to properly house and display your collection.

When DVDs are piled up on top of others, or double stacked on your shelves, you can't see them. Not only that, but by stacking them together you run the risk of damaging your expensive investment. Even a small warp or scratch on a DVD will ruin it.

It is important to find DVD storage shelves that suit your needs. Take into account your current as well as your future needs. While you don't want to have loads of empty DVD shelves gathering dust, you also don't want to have to go back and buy more shelves 4 months from now. In addition to deciding the amount of DVD shelves you need, you should find ones that suit the decor of your room as well. This not only adds a beautiful and eye-catching touch to your DVD collection, but this also will help you to narrow down the possible choices.

When looking for the best DVD shelves for you, keep in mind that they are almost all dual-purpose. They are designed for CDs and also for DVDs. Since DVD cases are bigger, these racks hold less DVDs than CDs. Make sure you are looking at the right number when you choose.

In order to help you choose what's best for you, keep in mind some of the features available:

  • Spinners: Spinners are great for maximizing your storage space. If you only have a two foot square to work with, a spinner will vertically store and display the greatest number of discs.
  • Cabinets: Cabinets are most often selected because they attractively house your CDs and DVDs. These cabinets are sometimes available with locks if you are concerned about protecting your collection.
  • Stands,Towers and Racks,:A huge choice of classic DVD storage shelves, stands and other media towers are available in a variety of dimensions to fit your space and needs.

There are many shelves available today designed specifically for DVDs. Some of them house hundreds, and even expand to house thousands of discs.

How To Choose DVD Storage Shelves

When you are looking for an appropriate storage solution to house your DVD collection, you should take into account the following:

  • How many discs you own, and how many you expect to acquire in the next few years
  • Where you plan to put the shelves (on a wall, in a corner, on an existing shelf, etc.)
  • Whether you want to store CDs, audio or video cassettes as well as discs
  • Your budget
  • Whether you want your discs close to your entertainment system, or elsewhere

When planning the space in your home for the shelves, make sure that they won't be exposed to direct sunlight, this will destroy your discs.

Choose shelves that either stack the discs vertically, or horizontally without the boxes actually resting on each other. This gives you easy visibility, easy access, and easy cataloging.

Audio cassettes (if you actually own any you're not so young anymore!) need different storage than discs. Since media storage shelves are no longer designed with cassettes in mind, you should check measurements before you purchase.

DVD storage shelves range in price from very reasonable to quite expensive. If you intend to continually add to your collection, you should also be prepared to add more shelf space. There are two main options available:

  • Buy more DVD storage shelves than you need, and use the extra space for knick-knacks, or
  • buy extra units of the same model, and store them until needed.This guarantees that you won't be stuck with a discontinued unit with no way to add another.

Where to Buy DVD Shelves

Doing The Research

One of the best ways to decide what works for you is to look at a variety of styles and compare prices and materials.

We found a huge selection of good-looking media cabinets CD storage tower in a wide range of styles and colors. Some of them have doors and others are open.

Wall-mounted DVD shelves are very popular. They are great because they don't take up valuable floor space, and they hold all of your discs at eye level. The variety available is amazing. Just match the DVD shelves that you are looking for to your tastes and needs.

Another option is a super-cool DVD spinning tower. this is a great way to hold your discs and show them off in a fun, eye-catching way. It's just like looking at discs in a store, but you don't have to pay for them! You'll find over 50 kinds of towers in all colors shapes and sizes!

If you have a serious collection, I'm talking 1000's of discs, then you definitely need a serious DVD storage solution. You can fill your wall with wall units, or an entire wing of the house with spinning towers, or you can check out these seriously big DVD storage wall units. These babies hold up to 2262 CDs, 936 DVDs, 528 VHS, or 456 oversized (Disney) VHS tapes. They are an impressive and efficient way to properly store and display very large collections.They are available in a wide range of colors, and there are models that have open shelves and others with doors on them. CD storage tower

Portable Storage

If you're living in a dorm or a small apartment, consider a door-hanging CD/DVD rack. It's portable, convenient and doesn't cost very much. This over-door CD/DVD rack gives you space for lots of discs and tapes, and the racks are easily adjustable to meet your needs. Door not included...

An elegant alternative to regular DVD storage shelves is a unit that hold the discs with dowel rods rather than standard shelves. This has a "lighter" feel than solid shelves. There is a very wide variety of whole-wood, brushed chrome and even tempered glass CD/DVD dowel storage racks available from small to quite big (we really like the glass one).

Apothecary Drawers

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Apothecary DVD storage units call to mind a simpler time. They are a discreet and super-organized way for you to store your discs. They allow you to categorize your collection, and then store it out of sight and away from dust. They come in natural wood colors, and there is a nice variety of apothecary DVD storage units available from 3 to 24 drawers. Most units include personalization labels for the drawers too.

If you haven't found a CD storage rack yet in the color that you have in mind, and you're a bit adventureous You can also find unfinished wood CD and DVD racks which you can then stain to match your other furniture.

Something Different

Are you looking for something "off the beaten path?" Why not take a look at metal DVD racks. These ultramodern units are available in the shape of waves, curves, and even juke boxes. They are a definite eye-grabber.

If you're looking for a more permanent storage solution for your discs and tapes, take a look at what one family did in their built-in CD and DVD shelving unit.

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Tall DVD Storage Rack

This sleek revolving media tower revolves a full 360 degrees for easy access to all of your media removing the trouble of straining to get to your favorite movies or music. Able to hold 696 CDs, 320 DVDs, or 160 VHS tapes. Available in many colors. Nearly all shelves are adjustable.

Glass DVD Rack

Features: Tempered safety glass panels with beveled edges and fixed metal rod shelves with brushed silver finish. This stunning rack can hold 336 CDs, 234 DVDs or 138 VHS tapes in any combination. Also has stylish metal feet for stability. A bestseller!

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