Help me make my own wall-mounted zine boxes
October 29, 2013 12:33 PM Subscribe
I have several boxes of zines that I'd like to get off my floor and display more publicly. I love the idea of modular boxes like these
, but of course I have some particular snowflake storage needs and limitations. Help me modify this system!
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My housemate and I are both big zine readers, and we'd love to have some kind of publicly-displayed zine library. We don't have much floor space for a whole separate zine bookshelf, plus smaller zines tend to get lost in those giant magazine shelving boxes. We do, however, have a decent amount of space for some sort of wall-mounted open box scheme, like the one linked above. I love the look of the linked boxes, but I have some doubts about adapting them for me personally:
1) I don't have access to a decent set of tools, and I'm absolutely useless at woodworking. Are there pre-made, not-ridiculously-expensive, wall mountable boxes that would work for my purposes? Ways to make boxes out of cardboard or other more forgiving and readily available materials? I do have, or could easily get, all manner of scissors, box cutters, exacto knives, etc.
2) I don't expect to stay in my current house forever. I'd like to make something that could be taken off the wall and packed/compressed to move easily, or thrown out and rebuilt anew at a new house with cheap/easily findable materials.
3) I can't hang anything that will damage the walls to an extent that I don't get my security deposit back.
Can I even make a workable box system given these limitations? How would I go about doing it?