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1  Re: CD and cassette cases (and some unused cassette tapes) in What the heck can I do with THIS? by jazzminh on: April 13, 2015 10:21:46 AM
This is another project using cd cases. I made double "walls" for the base, that is, 2 cases glued together for thickness, and two stacked for height), the top is a shelf I found in a discarded closet and the paper is all recycled from magazines and junk mail.
I made this tiny table years ago and it has withstood use as a coffee table, footrest and child's seat; several moves and (rare) cleaning - with nothing more than a but of wear on the paper, which is easily mended.
Know what they say about plastic lasting for thousands of years? Well, that means strong structures when used craftily!
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2  mini-cabinet made from cd cases in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by jazzminh on: April 11, 2015 11:09:48 AM

I make these mini-cabinets using cd cases and recycled paper (magazines, maps, wrapping paper, old books, brown packaging paper).
After exhaustive experiments, this is the easiest method: I cover each cd case with paper, using rubber cement. Then I construct the cabinet, using a hot glue gun to attach the cd covers to one another, holding them in place until the hot glue sets and making sure that the cases are at right angles. I cover the joints as I go with additional strips of paper, choosing thicker paper for this (such as magazine covers) or using 2-3 layers of paper. Then I seal the whole thing with mod podge or diluted white glue. When it's dry, I stick pieces of felt to the bottom so it won't scratch surfaces or get damaged.
This cabinet took 13 cd covers to make, but obviously you can add on more levels, make it square, or longer. If using the thin type of cd covers, best to hot glue 2 together for thickness and strength, then cover with paper.
I've been making these cabinets for years and they are quite sturdy and useful.
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3  Re: CD and cassette cases (and some unused cassette tapes) in What the heck can I do with THIS? by jazzminh on: April 10, 2015 03:51:45 PM
Since I may not have explained my project well, I finally got around to learning how to post photos here:

The cd cases are covered with pages from a Japanese style and fashion magazine.
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