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#8284
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
This post is as part of a reply to a topic in the 'How do I use the Stuff' section. This question spawned my post here - but I would like to hear from others about there storage solution as well - and photos would be great.

Building on the Spot - I don't think it is the best way to set up a dungeon. But with two kids (4 and 2) and a gaming evening every Monday evening with work next day the normal routine is - get home, lay the table, get the kids fet and into bed. Start play once they are in bed and don't disturb.

Ooops - seems I missed out to build the dungeon inbetween ...

For quite a while I had all DF in the nice white styro boxes. They are great to transport and protect the pieces really well. But faace it - when I reached 12+ boxes I started to run out of space. And building on the fly could get to a standstill when I was searching for the right piece out of the right box. Scattering 4-5 open boxes on the floor around the table was only partly helpful.

I was looking for a solution for a while which was a) not too expensive b) would store all my pieces while needing less space c) would allow me a quicker build up.

The solution I ended up with was some boxes from IKEA (They are ment for a desk to store paperwork etc. but are just the right height. Each box has two drawers, three of them fitted nicely next to each other in my cupboard. Two boxes on to of each other for a total of 12 drawers to start with.

I then ordere my pieces in a way that made thematic sense (all floor pieces together, all small walls, etc.). As labels I bought a 1 meter * 2 mm * 2 cm aluminum bar and cut it in 12 pieces - rounding the edges with sand paper. Some super-glue and some printed labels on photo-paper (I took two/three examples each from the web pages for illustration) and my storage solution was working.

For me it has helped a lot for the gaming. The boxes are just next to the table. I no longer need to search, build up is now a lot faster.

I would be interested how other gamers have solved the storage solution.

Pictures appended how it looks

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#8285
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
Heya,
THat looks great.... I have 17 fantasy and 7 sci-fi sets.. so far..so I think I might need to steal your idea. I pretty much don't travel with my stuff anyhow... THat looks great

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#8286
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
That's a great idea! I'll have to look for those next time I'm out there.
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#8287
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
I did something similar, but completely different! Just kidding. OK here is what I did:

1. Purchased about 20 clear plastic tubs with lids.
2. Purchased 1 steel rack D18" x W48" x H72" and 6 shelves.
3. Ensured the steel rack had wheels.
4. Organized by type (i.e. all flooring pieces in a tub, all passage pieces in a tub, etc.).
5. The top shelf of the rack is used for all of my gaming books.
6. The other 5 shelves hold the tubs.
7. Total shelving/storage investment < $120 and well worth it.

With the wheels on the shelving unit, all my gaming supplies effortlessly roll out of the closet and into the game area. No more hauling for me.

I'll try to put up a pic in a day or so.
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MyDF:
Sci-fi: 8-Starter, 4-Passage, 3-Alpha.
Fantasy: 1-Floor, 2-Room, 1-Room&Passage, 2-Ogre's, 1-ShortPassage, 2-WickedAdd#1, 2-WickedAdd#2, 3-Cavernous Passages, lots of singles.
Den of Evil: 6-Room&Passage
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#8288
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
Ok here are the pictures I promised. ALL of my DF product (see signature) is on the shelves, plus some foam terain (and of course my awesome STARGATE terrain piece), my pertinent books, and I have no issues with this setup.

It rolls around nicely, just make sure your wheels are screwed in all of the way. I learned from trial and error that the bolt that screws in the wheels to the posts is not strong enough to support the weight of all my stuff if not screwed all of the way in. Now it is just fine.

I nested smaller tubs (actually drawers from my old setup) to get 2 layers for the smaller stuff. There is a pic of that as well.

Let me know what you guys think!!
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MyDF:
Sci-fi: 8-Starter, 4-Passage, 3-Alpha.
Fantasy: 1-Floor, 2-Room, 1-Room&Passage, 2-Ogre's, 1-ShortPassage, 2-WickedAdd#1, 2-WickedAdd#2, 3-Cavernous Passages, lots of singles.
Den of Evil: 6-Room&Passage
More to come soon.
 
#8289
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
More Pics
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sg=stargate 8)
MyDF:
Sci-fi: 8-Starter, 4-Passage, 3-Alpha.
Fantasy: 1-Floor, 2-Room, 1-Room&Passage, 2-Ogre's, 1-ShortPassage, 2-WickedAdd#1, 2-WickedAdd#2, 3-Cavernous Passages, lots of singles.
Den of Evil: 6-Room&Passage
More to come soon.
 
#8290
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
Thod,

This Looks like a Nice Solution... And Sturdy compared to my own Wheeled Plastic Drawer set up... Though I Like that mine are on Wheels...


sqprodigy,

Also a Good Solution, especially if Gamers Come to You... And I Can See a Nice Combination Potential of Yours and Also Thods for a Fairly Professional Display...
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#8291
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
I had the same wheeled plastic drawer solution for about 6 months. I quickly outgrew what I had and knew I needed a better solution. I did re-use the plastic drawers for nested inserts for the tubs.
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MyDF:
Sci-fi: 8-Starter, 4-Passage, 3-Alpha.
Fantasy: 1-Floor, 2-Room, 1-Room&Passage, 2-Ogre's, 1-ShortPassage, 2-WickedAdd#1, 2-WickedAdd#2, 3-Cavernous Passages, lots of singles.
Den of Evil: 6-Room&Passage
More to come soon.
 
#8292
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
Where did you get the cool stargate miniature?
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#8293
Building on the spot - Storage of DF 9 Years ago  
A guy I know in Lawrence, KS made it for me. I think he did an excellent job. He created a DHD as well.
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sg=stargate 8)
MyDF:
Sci-fi: 8-Starter, 4-Passage, 3-Alpha.
Fantasy: 1-Floor, 2-Room, 1-Room&Passage, 2-Ogre's, 1-ShortPassage, 2-WickedAdd#1, 2-WickedAdd#2, 3-Cavernous Passages, lots of singles.
Den of Evil: 6-Room&Passage
More to come soon.
 
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