Storing your Dwarven Forge

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by AnimeSensei » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:17 pm

My wife would like something opaque and elegant looking. I want something that I can easily throw stuff into and still have it organized. Brown or white boxes are probably a no-go. Needs to be such that the casual observer wouldn't think twice when looking at the area.

Truthfully, something like the IKEA Drona cloth boxes would be ideal if I found one with removable storage compartments and if it actually fit. (These boxes do not) http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10300319/

My current line of thought are these, but as they are from Amazon I can't touch them to determine their sturdiness before I buy them. They also do not have any way to separate the insides for compartmentalized storage, so I'd be finding an additional product for that. I also don't know how good they would look.

http://www.amazon.com/Winsome-Capri-Fol ... 001E95R04/
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by Vegomatic » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:47 pm

A search for flat storage boxes reveals several museum/archive flat storage boxes ranging from two to five inches thick and various other dimensions.
They are made of archive quality box board and have metal reinforced corners so they can be stacked pretty high with little concern for weight. They are intended for archival storage of paper/photos so they can take a bit of weight.
They are a little pricey but they look very sharp.

Here are a couple of samples:
http://www.lineco.com/cart.php?m=product_list&c=2203
http://www.archivalmethods.com/product/ ... h#nomobile

Another option might be flat shipping boxes... variety of thicknesses and dimensions. They are much cheaper but may not have the longevity. Also they are available in white which might look nicer than cardboard brown. (I have a couple of these... three inch thick... they are pretty sturdy.)

Staples and other office supply stores carry them or have them available for order.

If you don't want "flat" boxes all the above are available in other dimensions... I just like flat boxes so I can see what is in it easily without having to dig around or dump it all out.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by pacarat » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:48 pm

What are your priorities/requirements? That should drive your selection... ;)

Size, appearance, sturdiiness? Clear/transparent or opaque containers?

Take a look at Michaels/Hobby Lobby - they have wood boxes of assorted sizes, finished or unfinished. I have some that are kleenex sized, that I use for zombie games modern buildings. These will stack easily.

Unfinished wood would give you the option of staining to match the ikea finish.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by AnimeSensei » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:00 pm

Ok folks, I am in need of some help. I have an IKEA Hemnes bookcase (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70227118/) that I purchased to store my dwarvenite in. I have about 7 sets of KS1, 6 sets of KS2, and an Empire pledge from KS3, along with lots of add-ons. Part of the condition for buying into KS3 was I would store it so it looked nice in our house.
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I can't use Sterilite or other plastic tubs that looks "bad" according to my wife. They need to fit in the Hemnes bookcase and look good, while also working for me so I can find things quickly and easily. I don't want to have to play tetris to put my stuff away or take it out.

Does anyone have any ideas? Most of the stuff they have at IKEA to go on these shelves are flimsy cardboard boxes that wouldn't work with the weight of the dwarvenite or are big woven basket things that are too shallow and too expensive. And the 1' cubes for their Kallax units are too big for the shelves, before anyone mentions those. :)

Space on each shelf is 10.5" x 33.5" x 11.5".

Here's what it currently looks like; all of my prepainted minis are on the right in those flimsy cardboard boxes I mentioned. :) (Sorry things were a mess when I took my pictures) As you can see by the tote bag and Priority Mail boxes, I haven't figured out a solution yet. :P
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by pacarat » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:48 am

Still out on patrol...

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:18 am

pacarat wrote:@Kitenerd and TLW - lol...

That right side of the room is tame compared to the left side... :roll:

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Well, yes, we do...but it isn't in sight, is it?

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by pacarat » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:17 pm

@Kitenerd and TLW - lol...

That right side of the room is tame compared to the left side... :roll:

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by Harneloot » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:22 pm

GODofwar wrote:
I'm an idiot. I didn't post the link to the Stanley small parts organizer (for minis): http://www.zoro.com/stanley-compartment ... lsrc=aw.ds

These babies sell for $12, and you can get them for $10 if you buy a case.

The deeper, larger kind with removable dividers lookes like this, except his is a hybrid with removable boxes and dividers: http://www.essentialhardware.com/stanle ... aQod4EwAIg

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Love the Stanley organizers, especially the larger one with the removable bins. The larger bins will even hold a DDM Huge figure. My 10k+ PPM collection is stored in about 15 of these babies.

Here is the version I use, but they are all very well made:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... +organizer
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:17 pm

I think you were addressing Pacarat, so I don't have to reassure you MY collection is ENTIRELY under control.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by kitenerd » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:46 pm

Pacarat - thank you for the photo - i will show it to my wife to emphasize that MY collection is not out of control ;)

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