DIY Comic Book Storage Cabinets

By Nina Hughes ; Updated April 12, 2017
Design your own storage box to preserve your comic books.

Comic book storage is important in protecting your precious comic books over the years from wear and tear. Comic book enthusiasts have been collecting comic books since the 20th century. Designing your own comic book storage cabinet allows you to create it as large as you need and customized to fit your collection. Some comic books increase in their value as they age and you want to preserve them in the best condition you can.

Measure your particle board with the tape measure. Mark off with the pencil how wide you want your comic book cabinet to be. Measure the length you want and mark it on the board. The size of your cabinet should be at least a couple inches wider than the actual comic book width.

Cut the base of your cabinet out with the saw according to your markings. Sand the edges of the board to smooth out any uneven edges, preventing splinters.

Measure the sides to your cabinet on the particle board and mark it with the pencil. You will need a front and back piece equal to the width of your bottom piece. You will need two side pieces the same length as the long sides of your cabinet bottom.

Cut out the side pieces with your saw. Sand the corners to remove sharp edges.

Hold one side against the bottom board. Use your power drill with a 1-inch screw and drill the pieces together. Screw in a screw at each corner to attach your sides to the bottom. Drill in a screw along the top edges to secure the cabinet together all the way around.

Spray on a primer base coat to the entire wood cabinet. Allow it to dry completely. Apply acid free paint with a paint brush to the outside of the box. This will protect the wood and add color to your comic book storage cabinet. Allow the cabinet to dry completely for 24 hours before storing your comic books.

Things Needed

  • Particle board
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Saw
  • Sand paper
  • 1-inch screws
  • Power drill
  • Primer
  • Acid free paint
  • Paint brush