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Make: Projects – Peel ‘n’ Stick Disc Storage

These stick-on CD/DVD hubs are marketed to publishers who want to include an optical disc in a book, card, folder, or other printed matter. They cost pennies apiece and, with the aid of our handy print-and-cut template, are easily arranged in a hexagonal grid on any smooth surface you might want to use for disc storage. Discs stored this way are easy to browse at a glance, without flipping pages, and don’t take up space on a table or shelf.

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14 thoughts on “Make: Projects – Peel ‘n’ Stick Disc Storage

  1. Sebastian Reyes says:

    The cds/dvds will get awfully dusty don’t you guys think?

    1. Keith Frazer says:

      Cd’s can survive a little dust. I think it might be a neat use of space, perhaps on the inside of a cabinet door. Better to have these gathering dust somewhere in plain sight than losing them and having them gather dust elsewhere.

    2. Keith Frazer says:

      Cd’s can survive a little dust. I think it might be a neat use of space, perhaps on the inside of a cabinet door. Better to have these gathering dust somewhere in plain sight than losing them and having them gather dust elsewhere.

    3. Keith Frazer says:

      Cd’s can survive a little dust. I think it might be a neat use of space, perhaps on the inside of a cabinet door. Better to have these gathering dust somewhere in plain sight than losing them and having them gather dust elsewhere.

    4. Keith Frazer says:

      Cd’s can survive a little dust. I think it might be a neat use of space, perhaps on the inside of a cabinet door. Better to have these gathering dust somewhere in plain sight than losing them and having them gather dust elsewhere.

  2. Alexander says:

    Do you know what else works remarkably well for this task? Thumbtacks.

    I can purchase a couple dozen at the local BuckStore and they hold at least 3 discs each. I have a wall of them right now, looking at me from the other side of the room.

    Sure, it makes a hole–but I’m sure that the adhesive won’t come off clean either.

  3. Andrew Sayler says:

    It occurs to me that you could use this method for bulk storage if you stuck the hubs on a hinging multiple-frame display, like the kind used to display for-sale posters.

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