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Maine CD/DVD Storage Tower
About a year ago I bought one of these units in Beech effect veneer. As I already have a bookcase that matches, we thought this would be a good way to spend some gift vouchers we had accrued.
Arrival: the Tower Stack was delivered promptly by a cheerful chap and came with the minimum of packaging in a cardboard box with easy to follow instructions. The unit is supplied flat pack and it took the two of us about 20 minutes to unpack and erect.
The stack is surprisingly good quality and has the appearance of a much more expensive solid wood item from a distance, it is only when you get up close that you realise it is a veneer "beech look" product - never mind it does the job very well, that's what matters and it does look good too. Measuring in at approximately 109cm tall x 23.6cm wide x 20cm deep it fills the gap we had in mind for admirably. To ensure the stack does not tip forward we employ the trick of pushing a sliver of cardboard under the front, this ensures that the tower will not be accidently pulled over at any time. Not that it gave us any cause for concern, it is just a measure I like to take with tall furniture.
The unit has seven shelves, six that are slid easily into position and the base. I have quite a lot of my CD collection on the unit as well as my 7" singles on the bottom shelf. It should store approximately 44 DVD's or 112 CD's.
It cleans easily, I just use the Ecover general purpose cleaner and have never needed anything else.
In conclusion, I am delighted with the stack and would definitely by another one as well as recommend them to anyone wishing to have suitable storage for CD's, DVD's or other smallish items. Does exactly what it is supposed to.
Price and Availability:
I paid £14.99 from Argos in the sale, also available on eBay and from Amazon and I note the eBay price is £14.99 at the time of writing.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope you found it useful.
I have seemed to have collected a huge quantity of CD's and DVD's over the years and was running out of room to store them. I bought this tall CD/DVD storage tower in the oak colour as it is the same range as the bookcase have in the study but it also comes in white, black, mahogany and a lighter beech colour. It was only £14.99 so didn't break the bank and as the other Maine furniture I have is sturdy and well made I knew I would be getting a decent piece of furniture.
It is not solid wood as you would not expect for this money but is a good solid veneer and from a distance you could mistakenly think that it was made of wood. As with all the furniture in this range it came in a flat pack with the usual instructions, and my husband put it together in less than half an hour. It measures 109cm tall, 20cm deep and 23.6cm wide and it weighs 6kg so isn't too heavy to move round while you are making it and putting it into position. However when it is full it is quite heavy and would take an awful lot of effort to push it over, so I am not at all worried when my nieces and nephews are playing in the study.
There are six shelves which you slide into position and by using the base as well this gives you seven separate sections to put your belongings. I have a mixture of DVD's and CD's on mine and I can say that I have completely filled it up, but it doesn't look overcrowded. There is a extending lip on the top and bottom which finish off the look.
I am extremely pleased with this storage unit and think that it looks far more expensive than £14.99. I am sure that it will last for a long time probably until I decide to change the furniture and it does look a quality piece of furniture. I occasionally flick it over with a feather duster and this is really all that it needs. I would say that you could give it a wipe with a damp cloth if you needed to.
I recommend this tall bookcase as a well made storage unit as holds a lot and is very slim so is ideal if space is at a premium or you just have that small space up a corner you need to fill. Also if you do have an enormous quantity of CD's and DVD's you could buy one or more of these and place them together which would look stylish. It would also be suitable to display small ornaments if you have a special collection you want to show off and haven't got much space. I think this storage unit is great value for money and comes highly recommended.
When my husband and I moved into our first apartment we desperately needed some storage, so we went for a CD and DVD storage tower. We didn't want to pay a fortune as it was an unfurnished apartment and we literally had to buy everything in one go, so we went for the Maine CD/DVD Storage Tower which I purchased from Amazon.co.uk for around £19 including postage and packing which I thought was amazing value.
The Maine CD/DVD Storage Tower is available in a range of different effects, obvously for the price it's not solid wood but a veneer, but it's nice veneer and not really cheap looking. I've seen it in beech and mahogany effect as well as a white and black melamine type, more suitable for a student or teenager or even office space. We went for the beech effect to match the rest of our beech furniture.
It came flat packed with sparse instructions but it was easy to put together and took my fairly handy husband around 30 minutes in total. It looks nice, with 6 shelves (and you can use the bottom of the tower as an extra shelf too) so 7 'holes' to store CDs and DVDs (and books, too, if you need, or small ornaments, it's really up to you but it's designed primarily as a CD and DVD storage tower. It's pretty sturdy, and we don't need to worry about it toppling over when filled, with our toddler daughter on the loose!
We always thought we would end up replacing this tower with something more expensive but to be honest it looks good, it's functional, and it's lasted well (we've had it four years coming up) so I don't think we'll be in any rush to replace it. Nowadays it lives in the study not the lounge as the study is still beech and we've moved to oak in our new house, but other than that we still really like it and use it often (more so now we have lots of Disney DVDs entering the house!)
I think for the money you really can't go wrong with the Maine CD/DVD Storage Tower, it's certainly brilliant value for money and unlike some cheaper pieces of furniture, it's lasted well and it looks more or less as new even now. Overall I'll award the Maine CD/DVD Storage Tower five stars out of five as I'm really pleased with it and regard it as one of my best furniture bargains!
Three years ago when I moved out home and set up a place with a flatmate/mate one of the things I needed was some storage pretty badly. I am an avid collector of cds and dvds and got sick of them lying all over the place. I didn't have a lot of money due to the move and so at the time the Argos catalogue became my bible!
I had originally wanted a pretty big rack maybe even something with doors on it however I couldn't afford anything like that and so plumped for this one costing me £14.99.
It came all flat packed in large but not too heavy box and on the box I was clearly told what it was and who it was by and the dimensions of it were shown then inside there was a leaflet of instructions, 10 pieces of beech coloured wood (this is also available in oak finish) and all the screws I needed.
Putting this up was a doddle for one person and took my flatmate about half an hour or so and she found the instructions rather simple to follow and there were enough screws within the box too and she used my electric screwdriver.
Made up this measures H109, W23.6, D20cm and weighs 6kgs and it stores up to up to 44 DVDs or 112 CDs. It has 6 adjustable shelves that sort of slide in and the top and bottom of it some wood hangs over slightly giving it an attractive look.
One up it is all very sturdy and not one bit flimsy. On mine I do have about 112 cds within it but if I want to change things about I can adjust the shelves in seconds with no faffing about and turn it into a dvd storage unit or have it as a mixture of both.
The finish looks high quality wood and I simply dust over mine too and unlike the Argos Value cd/dvd storage unit that costs £2.00 less than this one no silver screw can be seen on the outside of the unit making the finish better in my opinion and making this look slightly better looking quality that that one.
For £14.99 and for something easy to put up, use and move around I really like mine and with this you could get more and put them all side by side and the likes and make it look a big unit if you want to but this suits my needs very well indeed and in the time I have owned it, it shows no signs of wear and tear at all!
Only available from Argos.