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#19140
Good storage boxes for DF. 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Hello DF community. I just wanted to show some storage boxes that I found that are perfect for storing DF parts. This is my first attempt to post pictures, so I hope it works. These boxes are so perfect in my opinion.
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#19141
Good storage boxes for DF. 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Sorry, only one pic posted I think. I guess the pictures were too big? I try to post another. (After editing)-Ok I figured out how to post pics. My original picture were too large. These are ok. Well, you can see that 4 corner passages can fit in the storage drawers easily. Also, these are stackable and have a wheel option. They are from a Japanese company called Muji. I believe they have distributers in USA and the UK. Great stuff really.

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#19142
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Dungeoneer, and others;

Please don't look at this comment as chauvinistic in any way, because it is not so intended.
However, unless you will NEVER MOVE to another house, and will NEVER TAKE YOUR DF out of YOUR House, these are NOT the optimum container for DF. They do not properly cushion the individual pieces against transport shocks, they do not identify what is in them, other than it IS DF, and they look relatively flimsy.
On the other hand, the DF Styrofoam cases, in their individual boxes, are labeled as to WHAT DF Set is enclosed, they fully cushion the pieces against ANY damage less than 10G (that's how far I'VE tested them - the hard way!), and they are almost as flexible as concrete! They have ONE major and one minor drawback; Major, they are bulky; minor, the cardboard used in the cases is not waterproof. If you remove the labels and tape them to the styrofoam with the wide, clear packing tape, then you have a slight reduction in bulk, dispose of the cardboard, and retain the labeling.
And THAT is about the ultimate, unless you want to go the custom shipping/storage case route - which is BLOODY EXPENSIVE!

Again, one man's opinion; YMMV.

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#19143
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*EDIT: When I read the second post with a little more care I saw that the brand name was given - Muji. It is the same stuff I've started to collect for the collection.*

Point is - the plastic is sturdy. It is NOT flimsy, and it's easy to mark each individual drawer with anything that would stick to plastic. They are not cheap though (at least not in Sweden) and you can even put little wheels on them.
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#19144
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These boxes look perfect for storing DF individual pieces we seem to all keep picking up. :)

They look alot better than the ones I got from the Dollar Store.

Anyone found any online sources or major store chains that carry these?
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#19145
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I have 35 boxes of DF, storing them in their original boxes would be ridiculus.... I kept the boxes for when I do move, but until then, I keep them in bins, and they work out fine.

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#19146
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JK,

You do have a good point that the original boxes are the safest way to store one's DF. Putting each piece back into the styrofoam trays had become troublesome to me. Of course I also kept my original boxes. However, I have bought many individual pieces that didn't come with a box at all. So I think that is one benifit of using these stackable trays. Also, sometimes I only have time to build one or two rooms, so I am able to quickly open and close the drawers and find the pieces I need. You also mentioned the pecies might "bump" each other. You are right, sometimes they do. But DF is quite strong. I have not had any problems with paint chipping off. I also was considering putting some of that "soft rubber mesh" that people use to put tools on when they work on cars. That would keep the pieces from moving around.
Thanks for everyone's input.

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#19147
Good storage boxes for DF. 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Dungeoneer,

You are 100% right about the strength of DF; I had ONE piece (out of too damn many, my wallet says!) that ever broke - and I don't remember why it did. But it glued right back together with CA.
AND, you're on-target about pieces that don't HAVE a ship case - such as indie pieces. I've got a LOT of pieces I bought as indies, both ordered from DF directly, and scavenged from various FLGS; none of them had styro-cases. The factory-packaged ones were bubble-wrapped. Those pieces are in drawer stacks I bought at Office Depot.
But I DO keep my main sets in the styrofoam and cardboard. This is because I drag them to Shore Leave each year to run a game in the Game Room, because it's convenient when I stack them under the game table at home, and because I'm too LAZY to do anything else!
See? You finally got a confession out of me!
The tool-drawer liner is a great idea, but if you have a LOT of DF, you may find yourself going bankrupt buying all you'll need. I've used that stuff in MY tool chest on my workbench, and it IS wonderful to keep everything where it's put, as long as the chest doesn't get moved. You CAN'T slide stuff on it - I've tried!

Basically, Dungeoneer, DF storage, as with so MANY things in gaming, is a case of 'whatever gets you through the night', if you know what I mean. Different strokes for different folks.

Have a good one, and Good Gaming!

See ya!

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#19148
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Guys,

I can attest to the strength of DF stuff during shipping. I bought 11 sets off ebay as part of ONE sale. He shipped them to me in 2 LARGE boxes full of peanuts, with only 1 set in the original box (diagonal walls) and the rest loose.

I had 1 4-way intersection break, and it wa so clean I glued it back and REALLY can't tell. Same thing with one wall section.

The only issue was a 4-way narrow passage. One of the "pillars" broke and I haven't had time to go through all the peanuts to find it.....

I was stunned at how durable they are. Now don't get me wrong I was way p&*^^-off that he didn't mention he didn't have the boxes and I called up DF to see if I could buy boxes (nope), but I have found that the heavy duty plastic drawer storage assemblies we're all that worked.

But these things are built to LAST!!

Just my 2 cents...
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#19149
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Talk about a tease. Do you have any info on the manufacturer or an online sorce for the storage container? That looks like what I have been looking for. I have been using the boxes and yes they are great for storing but in my case I completely assemble and dissasemble the dungeon each gameday. Carting around and storing the DF boxes is a chore.
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#19150
Good storage boxes for DF. 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
Talk about a tease. Do you have any info on the manufacturer or an online sorce for the storage container? That looks like what I have been looking for. I have been using the boxes and yes they are great for storing but in my case I completely assemble and dissasemble the dungeon each gameday. Carting around and storing the DF boxes is a chore.
Philip;

If you're NOT taking the DF stuff out of the house, then Office Depot and/or Staples have several different drawer-stack units that will work, depending on how much shelf space you can devote. I bought the narrow ones and popped them apart at two drawers each, and used cable ties to secure the framework to the plastic shelves. It works, believe me! The drawer units were @12"-15" wide, and 18" deep. Four drawers stood @28" tall. This works out well enough that I can stack two 4-way passage pieces up and still get the drawer closed, even if they're in the little boxes they used to ship in.
Both Office Depot and Staples have on-line stores; check 'em out. The big plastic shelves came from Home Depot, and are slotted with huge brace-beams molded into the shelf. I don't know if they are still available, but as a last resort, you could buy the 18" deep, 36" wide, semi-industrial shelving from Lowes and screw down the drawer frames if necessary. More work, but better security for the Df - and anything ELSE you dump in the drawers! (Minis, assorted treasure and furniture pieces, Armorcast altars and sarcophagi, etc.)

See ya!

Jim
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#19151
Good storage boxes for DF. 7 Years, 9 Months ago  
You all would be amazed how quickly and methodically I can tear down and completely pack up a vary large (20+ sets) DF setup (probably in 1/2 hour or less!). I have it down to a science. I first just make stacks of like peieces - then I open the DF packages and start filling....it is really something how quickly very large layouts disapear and get packed up (and I am moving!)

I also keep a large flat cardboard tray with sides - (something that once held boxes of produce from Costco!) where I stack up all of my single peices (using the small boxes they came in)...I also use smaller fruit boxes for various minatures and scenery peices and have a small one I use for all of my doors (vice putting them all back in their original sets)...I'll have to take and post some pics of how I do it (if anyone is really all that interested...) lol
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