Because we are a hundred years old, we still have CDs. We have lots of them. And because I’m incredibly OCD I like to keep them all together in an organized fashion – yes, they’re all alphabetized and sub-sorted by genre. At our old house I was able to keep all of the CDs in flat boxes under the guest bed. I thought it would be nice, in this house, to store them in the space where they were actually being used. I looked all over for pre-fab CD racks; but everything I saw was too furniture like in addition to being too expensive.
One day while wandering around Ikea I stumbled upon this rack.
It’s called the Lerberg and it only costs $5.99
You can see I used 6 of them stacked on top of each other. That’s where the hard part came in. Math is not my friend, never has been and never will be. So I did a little cheat. I traced the hanging apparatus onto a large piece of paper,even stacking them up on the piece of paper with a level & straight edge.
Then I put the paper up on the wall where I wanted the rack to go. Again, I used a level to make sure it was all straight.
Then I used an awl to poke holes through the paper where I had previously marked the hanging apparatus. From there I just got busy hanging them up. On one side of the racks the hanging holes lined up with a wall stud. On the other side of the hanging holes I used heavy duty wall anchors.
I left the paper up while I was hanging the racks to make sure everything stayed lined up.
Once the racks were all hung and screwed in nice and tight I tore the paper away.
From there I got to do the fun part – organizing. Really, I LOVE organizing things. I know…it’s an illness. Sorting and alphabetizing, what a happy way to spend an afternoon.
So for around $40 we got a rockin’ CD rack. I’m sure eventually I’ll get on the MP3 bandwagon. It took me YEARS to get a smart phone, and I finally caved on that bit of technology. So I imagine the music issue isn’t too far behind for me.
This is the final installment for the man cave. Thanks for being so patient with me.
Until next time…..
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