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#46200
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years, 1 Month ago  
Spent a while moving my DF from their original boxes into my new 20ltr really useful boxes.

So far the three sets is the most I have gotten into one box. Well three and half. I split down my 30 short passage set, so it was 15 in two boxes, so if I only want to do a small layout I can.

The anti slip matting is brilliant. It allows you to safely double up layers of pieces and not have them slide around.

I now have the majority of my collection sorted. I just need a couple more boxes to finish things off.

My only wish is that DF was slightly ligher..lol. Boy does it get heavy when you start getting three or four sets in a box.
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#46204
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years, 1 Month ago  
I really like the "useful" boxes Pusherman posted. Does anyone know if these are sold in the USA. I'm not sure I could justify the international shipping cost. Any other nice quality plastic tray storage solutions ideas in the USA would be appreciated.

Thanks for the ideas.


Oops...I see they have a USA website as well. Nevermind *sheepish*
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Currently designing modular elven city,modular sewers, dwarven ruins, custom cavern elements, ice caverns, and towers.

I would love to see the following sets in the future...
Ice caverns expansion set 2
Hellscape expansion set 2 (lava lake, rivers, lava falls)
Cavernous Rivers expansion waterfall
 
#46213
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years, 1 Month ago  
Yes they are; www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/

Really useful boxes Inc.. the USA part of the british company.
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#46270
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years ago  
Thank you Pusherman for telling us about these boxes and for explaining them in this detail! This was exactly what I was looking for for years! They are really awesome! I made the mistake to trash the original boxes from my first sets at the beginning of the addiction and that was becoming a storage nightmare after a while. But that's in the past thanks to these 20l boxes. :)

I bought the regular ones and they are doing a fine job so far:









Absolutely recommendable! :)
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#46273
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years ago  
I fully concur, a great solution indeed. I went with putting a number of complete sets in mine, rather than all the floors in one and wall in another, as I travel to game, so sometime only need one or two sets.

I can defenitely recommend the anti-slip matt to go in the base. It really does help stop the individual pieces sliding into each other if you have to tip the box or carry the box any distance, or up and down any stairs.
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#46275
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years ago  
I'm actually thinking about buying additional boxes to store the rest of my sets (without throwing away the original boxes this time). To store them this way is really effective and practical at the same time.
I thought about getting a anti-slip mat but I have the good fortune that my home is the gaming central of all my game groups so I don't need to travel. And I can store the boxes in my game room so also no need to worry about even minimal transportation. But I will keep the anti-slip mat in mind. It's good to know that this would be a good solution if needed.

This whole thread is another example why this forum is so great. I would have never found these boxes on my own. Absolutely awesome! :)
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#46276
Re:Storage of DF 2 Years ago  
Looking good there Kronos, I'm glad everyone seems to be liking the boxes. I shall have to get some more soon for myself as my collection is slowly expanding and large white boxes have started appearing about the house and I keep getting asked to move them.
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#47904
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
After reading this thread I placed an order for 10 of the 20 liter Really Useful Boxes and one of the 9 liter ones with trays. I'm anxiously awaiting their arrival on Monday.

I read that some have used nonslip mats in these boxes and that sounds like a great idea. Those of you who have bought these can you please share where you got them from? I didn't notice them on the Really Useful Boxes website but maybe I missed them. Or did you get them from another source?
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#47905
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 9 Months ago  
A note regarding costs:

At first hand, I thought buying plastic containers would be a cheap DF storing solution. Look again, with numbers!

If you look at pictures of Really Useful Boxes with DF stuff in them, it looks to me as if they can fit an average of 4 Sets (correct me if I'm wrong) or so per box... (2 for the Cavern Set, 4-5 for the DOE)

The price of a box with shipping is about $25 (average between normal and white strong option). This means that this solution costs $6.25 ($25/4) for storing 1 DF Set.

I paid $500 (deals vary on eBay) for 10 drawers capable of holding 7 Sets each (link). This means that a Flat file cabinets measuring 30"*42" is a solution that costs 7.14$ ($500/(10 drawers * 7 Sets)) for storing 1 DF Set. If you own less the 50 Sets, you can buy only 1 5-drawers cabinet or buy a smaller one!

In my opinion, a Steel architect cabinet is more appealing in terms of esthetics and ease of access, but that is me. But then, those cabinets are not mobile at all!!!

My "take home message" is, if you don't need a mobile storage solution, don't choose Plastic Boxes just to save money.
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#47909
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
The drawers sound great, but I do not see anything close to and auction that has two 5-drawer cabinets for $500 on Ebay (SAFCO 4996).
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#47911
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Hi shoesan1,

Let's discuss this here, for not hijacking Pusherman's great thread.
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#47927
Re:Storage of DF 1 Year, 8 Months ago  
Another question about the non-slip mats (I found some on Amazon.com and just got them delivered). Those of you that used these mats, did you glue them or otherwise attach them to the bottom of the Really Useful Boxes, or just place them on the bottom and then placed the DF pieces on top?
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