Before & After: The $50 DIY Musical
Wall Gallery

Before & After: The $50 DIY Musical
Wall Gallery

Gregory Han
Jun 11, 2013

Mr Charlie Marlow's bedroom wall offered a blank canvas, a bare section waiting to be transformed by an inventive and affordable $50 DIY project which would add a graphic and personalized touch to his room. Where once there was nothing, now there was...

...this! With just eight strips of 12 x 12 x 1000mm aluminum channels and a handful of timber wall screws to secure them onto the wall, he created a musical wall gallery with the album artwork his favorite bands. The horizontally aligned layout was measured to allow the albums to slide in and out easily: a top rail channel facing downward, the bottom rail facing upward, and with three middle sections arranged back-to-back (shown below). 

Together, the completed display system holds 12 album covers, and allows for easy slide-out rearrangement/switch outs according to his musical whims.

The whole arrangement cost about $50; CB2 sells similar all-metal narrow channel shelves, but at $49.95 to $59.95 a piece; home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot should carry similar aluminum channels for much lower prices. 

Each rail could easily be spray painted any color beforehand to blend in or for higher contrast, or maybe even embellished with washi tape. All in all, it's both storage and display, allowing a music/record lover to wear his heart on his sleeve (and walls).

A few more photos and scant details of mrcharliemarlow's Record Display here.

(Images: mrcharliemarlow)


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