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« 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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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015 02:10:31 PM »

This is such a great idea - I might have to recycle this idea and make some marker storage for the preschoolers!
Thanks for sharing the how-to.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015 02:27:38 PM »

Awesome job!  Great way to reuse and upcycle.  I love that you used the Japanese magazines Grin

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015 06:47:39 PM »

I love the way you used magazines to decorate these shelves. These are great!

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015 02:27:44 AM »

What a great use for battered old cd cases. Covered in paper no one can see if they are scratched or cracked.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015 01:16:03 PM »

Really rad!

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015 05:12:43 PM »

This is a great idea!

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015 09:08:18 PM »

Love this, and thanks for such a detailed description of how you did it. You rock, and so does your cabinet (though not literally, I'm sure).
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