[SWCollect] Accessible storage?

2001-02-13 Thread Jim Leonard

We all have more software than we care to admit.  :)  For those of us who have
modest collections, they reside in our house in a room's shelves or
crawlspace.  For humongous collections, they sit in storage spaces.  But what
to do with collections that just barely overflow a single room's shelves?

I think it was Hugh who had the answer:  Custom shelving.  Hugh, was it you who
said you have custom shelves built by California Closets?  If so, how was the
experience, and how much did it cost?  How did you determine the right shelf
height?

The goal is readily-accessible storage -- you know, nothing in storage
facilities or packed up in boxes.  How have you all solved this problem?
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Re: [SWCollect] Accessible storage?

2001-02-13 Thread Jim Leonard

On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 01:56:18PM -0500, Hugh Falk wrote:
 Yes, I got my shelves done by California Closets.  It was about $1,000 for
 what you saw in the picture and additional shelves and cabinets not in the
 picture.  This price also includes installation.

I hope you own your home!  That's a lot of money for a rental apartment.

 As for size, they come out and measure the room and design it to suit your
 needs.  They give a free estimate before doing anything.  On mine, the
 shelves are adjustable so height wasn't an issue.  Width is fixed though.
 
 For anyone who wants to see it, go here:
 
 http://www.classicgaming.com/gotcha/wantlist.htm

Very impressive.  I will probably give them a call and report the
experience here.

That photo is revealing.  You have *three* Star Fleets?  I have one,
and that's enough for me ;-)

 I also use those small stackable closet organizers (you know the white
 wood/pressboard kind) in the closet.  They are generally thin (width-wise),
 but they are tall enough to hold most PC game boxes.  They work very well
 and you can stack them three high in a closet where they won't look bad.

I'm not familiar with those, but my wife will probably know what you're
talking about.

Thanks for the advice!  Any other suggestions?  While we're at it,
does anyone wish to reveal how they're keeping their collection?
Storage space?  Garbage bags?  Boxes?  Garage?
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Re: [SWCollect] Accessible storage?

2001-02-13 Thread C.E. Forman

We all have more software than we care to admit.  :)

I admit to everything I own on my page.  B-)

The goal is readily-accessible storage -- you know, nothing in storage
facilities or packed up in boxes.  How have you all solved this problem?

I haven't encountered it yet, but I'm getting there, gradually.  Still have
enough space to put in another set of normal bookshelves, two if I ditch the
trunk with my Infocom games (three if I move enough of the Shoppe crap).

You're right though, Jim, accessibility is a must.  There is nothing more
frustrating than needing to check a fact from an actual game package, only
it's not in the room with you.  (I know this from working on my web pages
at the office.)

I use just straight bookshelves, $40 apiece if you can get them on sale.
Get them as tall as your room allows, with adjustable shelves, and see
about getting an extra shelf from the manufacturer if you can, to cut
down on the wasted space.  Much cheaper than custom-made (though they do
look great, Hugh) and they'll hold a lot of game boxes.

I also Ziploc-bag my games, to eliminate wear when I'm shifting them around,
taking them down from the shelves, etc., plus it keeps the dust off of 'em.
Better than a vacuum-sealer, IMO, since I'm constantly opening the boxes to
look at props, check dates and facts, etc.




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