Baby proof / toddler proofing your CD collection
OK, this works for us but it might not work for you - we have softwood
shelving and a gluegun!!!!
Measure the vertical gap between the shelves where your CDs are notionally
stacked BEFORE your little darling starts to catalogue them and reduce
the CDs to a pile of covers partially intact cases and new coasters....
This vertical gap is critical...... go and find some wooden section
that can sit on the shelf in front of the CDs to reduce the vertical gap
to a bit less than the height of a CD ( try a DIY store, we got this from
B&Q in the UK)
If the section does it trick the CDs will not be able to be simply pulled
out (see Figure 1), you might have to move adjustable shelving
up or down to allow a section to do its work OR take a sliver off of the
THIS WILL NOT WORK if your shelves are crammed full, it should work
if there is a bit of space at one end so you can shuffle the collection
left or right.
IMPORTANT: Before you glue the section down, make sure you can extract
your CDS by moving them sideways ( see Figure 3)
While the glue gun is on, why not glue a strip behind the CDS to stop
them moving backwards, I st the gap at the CD box depth PLUS the CD box
thickness (see lighter wood in Figure 2)
You will now have a CD collection (see Figure 4) with a passing
chance of not being archived by someone who doesn't know that "Dead
Can't Dance" doesn't go next to "Janes Addiction" or tha
"Passion Play" was recorded AFTER "Warchild" to it
goes to the right of it!!!!
IMPORTANT: especially on porous surfces GLUEGUN glue can leave marks
(or lift the surface off) if you subsequently remove the wood strip....
we don't really give a shit a thisstage as 5% of my waking hours was spent
Figure 1: section in place restricts the vertical
gap to stop CDs being pulled off the shelf
Figure 2: section hot glued in place along with
rear retaining strip to stop CDs disappearing backwards in the
Figure 3: removing CDs when the section is in place - shelves
CANNOT be fully filled becuse you will not be able to pull out
Figure 4: section in place - CD collection in place - instant
Enough? [contact me if this helped