Advantages Reasonable price, easy to assemble, looks great
Disadvantages You may need a hammer...
During the autumn semester of my first year of university, when the nights were long and dark and I needed a distraction from the miserable winter weather and ever growing workload from my lecturers, I got myself into a routine where I would go to Asda or Tesco or HMV every other day and buy myself a new DVD to watch. Unbeknownst to me, this was the beginning of my DVD addiction. The three years that followed saw my DVD collection grow and grow and I soon started to run out of places to put them. One night I went to a friend's house and noticed she had four sets of two very tall storage towers that stored her own DVD collection. She had them positioned in various areas of her lounge in a way that made them seem very stylish. Needless to say I asked her where she got them and she told me Argos.As soon as I got home I went online to search for the DVD tower on Argos' website and soon found what I was looking for.
The storage towers are available in four different colours:Oak effect
They come flat packed with instructions and all the equipment needed to put it together. They have 10 adjustable shelves, 1 fixed shelf and are suitable for wall mounting and freestanding.The specification states that the towers can hold 40 VHS videos or 160 CDs
I reserved two of the storage towers online and collected them the next day. Thankfully I happended to have my boyfriend with me at the time as the storage towers turned out to be a lot heavier that I expected (although I will admit I am only 5ft 2" and have absolutely no upper body strength, so to anyone who has more muscle than me - which would be most people- they may not seem quite so heavy). My (thankfully muscular) boyfriend carried the units to the car and we went home to put them together. Now, I have to admit that I did not assemble the storage towers myself as I have been know in the past to put things together upside down, back to front and generally just wrong, so I am now no longer allowed to do DIY/furniture assembly myself. However, I did helpfully watch my boyfriend put it together and was even trusted to pass him some of the pieces. I looked at the instructions and it was very well explained with illustrations demonstrating how to put the storage tower together, I think, given the chance I would have been able to do it myself. It took my boyfriend only 30-40 minutes to put it together and he did it without any real help. The item appeared to come with everything you need to assemble it effectively, although I would advise that you have a hammer on standby as the tower is firstly built as two seperate pieces that are then joined together and my boyfriend had to use the hammer to finish securing the two sides together as the dowel pegs (as I am told they are called aka little wooded peg things on one half of the tower that fit into the little holes on the other half of the tower) wouldn't fit fully in the holes provided using just brute force alone.
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