We don't have cable or internet in our apartment - call us crazy - so we watch a LOT of dvds. We borrow, we Redbox, we search the $5 bins at walmart... but we always have dvds laying around. We quickly ran out of shelf space and outgrew crates and even piles on the floor. Too much! I searched Pinterest and looked for lots of different ideas that may support our ever-expanding collection. This was the one that was closest to what I thought we could use.
I got the materials and took them to the theatre, where I work/volunteer when i have time. I used 1"x6"x10' for the sides and the shelves, and one sheet of plywood for the backing. I thought about using it at it's full size, but I ended up shaving off about a food on the side so my total shelf was about 3' wide. I made the space between each shelf about 8" tall i believe - I wanted enough room to stick a finger in to pull a dvd out, but not much extra.
(Picture below only has one coat on)
Such a great investment for our apartment! It was really pretty easy and we look at it every day. I'm very proud of it!