If you want to avoid that "dorm" look storing 1,000+ CDs can be difficult. Does anyone store their collection--or a majority of it--inside CD albums? That eliminates the space hungry jewel case. I know albums consume less space, but are they practical? Please comment.
I use some of the three-drawer lowboys from this place:
You can stack them, and when used side by side, you can use a top that makes the whole thing look like one unit.
I found it to be the least obtrusive method of CD storage I could put together.
I've gotta clean house today, if I get the crap off the top, I'll post a pic!
Those things seem very practical, but not very pretty.