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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / mini-cabinet made from cd cases 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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