Nutz and Boltz

Last night I finished the most difficult task in the packing process – my CD collection. While this might not be a big deal for most people, I’ve probably spent more on storage for CDs than most people do on the CDs themselves. This culminated in the purchase of a wonderful CD-600×2 from Boltz a few years back. Without a doubt, my best furniture purchase ever – even if it only holds about two-thirds of my collection.

The only drawback to the Boltz units is the assembly and, consequently, disassembly required. Since the rack stayed in the same spot for about three and a half years after the initial purchase, this is only the second time I’ve had to move it. And while the assembly is rather easy, it also happens to be very time consuming. Take another look at it:

  • There are 11 rows on each side.
  • Each row uses 3 rods.
  • Each rod has a nut at both ends.
  • Both sides must have caps on the ends of all rods.

So, what you’re looking at is 66 rods, 99 hex nuts, 33 coupling nuts, and 66 acorn (cap) nuts to connect the 3 panels together. Yup, that’s a whole lot o’ screwin’. The end product is completely worth it, but the process certainly becomes tedious. You might ask, “Why don’t you just move it as is, dumbass?” And I’d say, “Please don’t use such language on my website!” Actually, a big part of it is dealing with the size of things these days – we just don’t have enough room to store everything. The house will end up having enough room, but I don’t think I’ll be able to put up the CD rack immediately as I have a master plan.

That’s right: A Master Plan.

The basement (thanks partly to Jeff and Sara’s inspiration) will be redone as a bar/entertainment center. And will hopefully be used to display both my CD and DVD collections – but a lot of work will need to be done before they can go up. Plus, I want to get another expansion unit… and possibly an entertainment unit

Anywho, at least all of my CDs are boxed now – in many heavy boxes. As much as I’m looking forward to the new house, there’s so much moving that I’m not looking forward to.