If you wish that you had some of those neat, labelled dividers in your book or music collection every time you walk into a library or music store, then this set of attractive, record-sacrificing DIY dividers is for you.
Matthew wrote in about how he made some dividers for his record collection, but we think that this project could actually be sized down and used for all sorts of physical media, be it books, DVDs and maybe even 8-tracks:
I have a small record collection, but still had trouble locating specific records. I was thinking of buying the white dividers you see at record stores, but decided to try something else.
Basically get a bunch of old records, some glue, and some sticker letters to do the labelling. I got the records for free from a local record shop, and the glue and letters cost about $US9 (with plenty of glue and letters left over). The dividers you can purchase cost about $US1 each. I then poured glue into a record sleeve, and put the record back in, sticking out a few inches. I then put the letter stickers on both sides of the protruding record. I let the records sit overnight with some weight on them so the glue would fully dry.
Check out Matthew’s Flickr set for a picture-filled guide and be sure to tell us how you keep your physical media organised in the comments. (I can’t be the only one who uses the Dewey Decimal System at home, right?)
DIY Record Dividers [Flickr]