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#19479
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Edit - some updates a year later a shown further down the thread.

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I know I'm slow - there are some quite old topics around - but I finally managed to do a few consecutive photos.

I'm starting with a full picture of the house. A zoom in from closer shows the basement. Zooming in further and you can spot the Tower and the Lake set-up I posted earlier this week. As the rest of the family was back in Germany to visit the grandparents I didn't have to clean up the gaming table which also acts as dining table. You might spot to bits - the rotten windows (will be replaced my handcrafted new ones in a few weeks - costing me a fortune) as well as the nice view pedestrians have into the gaming room.

You can sometimes see kids stopping and watching through the window. Adults tend not to do this - after all - I'm living in England and this would be regarded as rude. I know - it isn't everyones idea of privacy to have strangers watch your game - but this way there is more light in the room - and you get used to it.

The next picture shows the table with a dragon circling above every game (one of my gamers didn't notice it at all for a whole gaming session when it was new - so much for a fumbled spot check). In the corner is my DF storage. The other site (apart of the top shelf) is reserved for the kids. On that side are my books and the DOE - the only ones left in their boxes.

Inbetween is a bricked up fireplace. Maybe I reopen it one day - well - there are 4 other still left in the house - so no hurry here. I use it to store some of the painted minis.

Now zoomin in to the storage. I did build the shelfing before I started to fill it with DF. At the start I had the white boxes in the two top shelves. The bottom shelves used to store all my board games. When the collection grew I was looking for tighter storage and decided on these wooden boxes used for stationary and being sold by IKEA. I originally bought 9 of the 2 drawer ones.

Time passed by - the collection grew. So earlier this year after long discussions with my better half about storage (I wanted a dedicated billy shelf in another corner of the room which was rejected) I was told I could use the whole shelfing in the corner.

Reusing as much as I could I bought another 6 of the 3 drawer chests from IKEA (I got 3 somewhere earlier - IKEA wasn't producing the 2 drawer ones anymore). To have some space for minis and to lighten up the design I decided to use one of the compartments and subdevide it with some glass shelving. This caused a shlight problem - a glass shelf of 95 cm seemed not save to me.

This is what got me into Hirst Arts. As I wanted to use this compartment for figures and scenery I decided to build some scenery as part of the support. The middle tower actually isn't ment for gaming - this is part of the support for the glass shelf.

I also figured out it is a great place to store all the 'spiky' stuff from the river and the lake set. The bottom has space for a total of 29 lake pieces - just enough for all spiky ones in 2 river and 2 lake sets.

Back to storage. The IKEA boxes got waxed (well - not all yet) and I cut 8 cm pieces from aluminum from a DIY shop and superglued them on for tags. That way I know what is in which box. Printed on some photo paper it looks quite good.

I'm currently in the process to make small 'maps' using TileSystem mapmaker with the drawings from pfworks. This way I see what's in each box as well as preserve the layout (some boxes are like a puzzle - I'm talking the cavernous sets).

Below are 3 boxes from atop. I also like the smaller boxes as they are ideal for small stuff. I did subdevide them a little bit further. I always disliked the bow-tie-connectors - but with the right storage they are a lot less of a pain. Grep a handful and add them - as well as place them back quickly.

A last picture shows the opposite corner and a glass vitrine with some of my bigger buildings.

I hope you enjoy. And I found the IKEA drawers pretty cheap as well as looking decent. And no - these are not really good for transport. But I tend to play at home since the birth of my son.

Thod














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#19480
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Very interesting
i enjoy seeing how each of us manage his gaming room
thod, your boxes are cool but you mustn't buy many more because all will be full soon:)
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#19481
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Thod,

Beatifull house, and incredible gaming area. Thank you for showing these pics. Your HA stuff looks great. I am so jealous of your abundance of DF too. Great photos really!

Thanx
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#19482
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Very well organized! I love those storage shelves you have. Love the facade on your flat also. Suited for a gamer. ;-}~
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#19483
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Great game room! :) (I wish they still had the thumb up icon)

Makes me wish for the day soon that I will not get transferred again, and again, and again ... . :/
Then again the world will be calm too. :rolleyes:
Too much wishful & wistful thinking for me.

Anyway, great set-up Thod.
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#19484
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Great room you have there. Those drawer storage boxes really hold quite a bit and come all the way out for convenient building. My boxes are in a big pile about 6 high. Would be nice to be playing there and look out at some freshly fallen snow though that bay window. Very nice.
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#19485
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
Thod -

BEAUTIFUL set up of a gaming room; the storage system you have built (FROM NOTHING, I would add with compliments!) is both well thought out and well executed.
I have to ask; does Deal have much of a burglary problem? I ask because, if I were in a truly urban setting such as you, I would be VERY NERVOUS about leaving my windowshades open for all to see in at street level, especially with all those goodies. DF is starting to have a recognized street value here in the States, since the Internet and so many gamers finally finding the product. And that window didn't look exactly armored.
Of course, a nice motion sensor circuit could result in a broken window but a terrified would-be burglar. A nice, well-trained English Bulldog with an attitude problem would help too.

As an ex-cop, I worry, I do.

See ya!

Jim
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#19486
Thod's game room and storage 7 Years, 12 Months ago  
I too was wondering about the visibility factor, but I thought I was just being a paranoid American.
Then again Jim, you are an American too.
Unified in our paranoia evidently.

Seriously Thod, I like Jim hope that visibility into your flat was "smooth" just for the pics.
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#19487
Thod's game room and storage 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
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After a year here is an update. Tom was absolutely right - pointing out the problems of storage with buying more stuff. And this didn't took into account my own scratch work activities. But as not buying all the new DF was no option - as not building anything myself also had to be ruled out - I had to adapt.

One change - made just a week ago - is only cosmetic. I was never happy with the wooden back of the glass shelfs. When I bought a gigantic black dragon in Germany for just 10 Euros I discovered that it contained a map for playing a scenario as well. As I never intended to use that map it was a great freebe to be used as a background. Suprising what you can get for just 10 Euros :) I also integrated the Water extension - finally no corners which don't match.

The main move for more space was the addition of 5 extra shelfs. In my original layout I had three shelfs on the wall next to my boxes. Now there are a total of 5 on each site of the glass cabinet. Original they were intended for my figures. But I figured out (interesting pun) that the shelfs would fit exactly 8 cavern floor pieces. This solved the problem to store all the awkward river pieces no longer fitting below the glass shelfs. Also some cavern walls and corners moved from boxes to the shelfs. 8 of these moving out to one shelf are the equivalent of 1 1/3 empty box for new stuff.

I still haven't rearranged all the bits. Ideally I like to see this space as a combination of storage / diorama / showcase of DF and my miniatures and other accesories. At the moment it's mainly storage - and for display it would help to finish Otherworlds demon ... Should look better fully painted (at least it is undercoated by now).

In addition to the small shelfs I added one deep shelf just below the ceiling. This really helped to clear up the glass cabinet as it allowed to move out some of the really huge HA buildings. Unfortunately I ruined some of the looks by needing space for the ice set (well - all three of them). Reminder to myself - get my act together to get at least one on E-Bay to clear up space. This also contains some boxes I haven't yet decided where they should end up. Yep - the tavern sets (all three of them) and the free furniture set.

What else - yes - I have started making my own custom boxes. As a start I made one for my hexon terrain boards - see www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/viewtopic.php?id=2083 and one for my figures. The inlays are from Feldherr (a German company). Yes - there is space left for a second box of hexon terrain and for some hills / lakes.

So Tom would say - great - but again no space left ...

Not really true. There are 20 cm left at the site of the two custom boxes. I plan to make 2 boxes 16 cm wide (insite) and 10+ cm high. These will store the tiles which are there right now plus all other flat 4*4 inch tiles (cavern, cavernous lake, self made plus the 4*6 inch room tiles). A lower box should hold the 2*2 inch tiles.

And I just checked it out - there is enough height on top of all the boxes to take some 40cm deep boxes. That again would give approx 0.4 square meter extra space. I guess three I would make three of these. As they would be deeper as the current boxes they would be ideal for the awkward shaped pieces which currently take up more space as needed in the boxes.

All in all - I hope to be 'safe' for another year again. What then ?? Moving house, throwing out the kids from that room ... Well - I already head a few ideas - but until then I should be fine.

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Thod's game room and storage 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
Too cool! Awesome really...
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Re:Thod's game room and storage 3 Years ago  
I thought I bump this one up for Tom. I knew I had made some pictures in the past. There are some minor changes - but not much - apart of everything now pretty full.
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