New Shelves

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  1. MetaRidleyX

    MetaRidleyX I Lied!

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    Hello all, Just minutes ago the metal cubes that held most of my stuff from videogames to boardgames to toys collapses (and I RAGED for 5 minutes). So now I'm asking you kind folks here if you could recommend a good shelving unit to replace it with. It would be greatly appreciated.

    There is no criteria just recommend away.
     
  2. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Just make your own out of 2x6's and large bore bolts. I have furniture like that. Not the prettiest thing to look at, but it'll last for a hundred years.
     
  3. MetaRidleyX

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    Oh yes because I totally want to put in the effort to do that and I totally know how to do it without ending with abominations of mankind /end sarcasm
     
  4. ranoobu

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    He was just trying to be helpful.. you said there were no preferences..

    You didn't have to be a jerk about it.

    You think anyone is going to want to give you their advice if they get feedback like that?

    Wood, nails, and a hammer.. if you still feel like you're not up to it, then move on..
     
  5. Vangelus

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    If you want easy-build stuff, head by an Ikea. They usually have shelving units that don't require tools outside of the alan key they give you in the box.
     
  6. MetaRidleyX

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    crazy times

    ranoobu: My patience was thin at the time and I wish to apologize to Chaos Incarnate about that. I was being a tad bit mean when you were just trying to help.

    Vangulus: I think there's an Ikea in Jersey somewhere so I'll give it a shot thanks. (I <3 your video's)

    In lighter non shelving related news I got animated Oil Slick today and he's awesome.
     
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    If you're feeling very lazy then I cannot recommend enough my old friends - Cinder Blocks and Planks of Wood. Extremely not pretty, but easy enough to dissasemble and re-arrange ;) 
     
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    walmart has black book shelves that arent too bad for less than $30
     
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    Yep, it's what I use. Very sturdy and comes with a support so they don't fall over either.
     
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    i bought a 6 shelf tv stand awhile ago, and that works awesome...it sits on top of the plastic bins that i store toys in while not on display, and it works prefectly...think it cost me 30 bucks or something...
     
  11. Chaos Incarnate

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    Yes, that has traditionally been my shelving of choice.
     
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    I stand mine on my belly, and make them fight sideways
     
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    I got some about a month ago at Big Lots on sale for $27, but I should have actually gotten the Wal-Mart ones for just a few bucks more. The WM ones are quite a bit wider and give you much more space.

    One reason the cheapo shelves like these are nice is that they have a backing, so if your figures somehow fall they might not fall all the way to the floor. (Falling figures would be a concern of mine with the cinder block shelves, but that's me.)
     
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    I have mounted adjustable height shelving racks on my walls.

    They sell the parts in the storage section at Home Depot and Lowes.

    Basically you pick up metal racks that you screw into the studs in the walls. You then get mounting brackets that hook onto the racks at any height you want and boards to place between the racks.

    You will need an electric screwdriver, wood screws, and likely a laser level.

    This can be a pricey solution, but I didn't do my whole room at the same time, and they do allow you to give toys the headroom they needs.

    To further maximize the space I used white baseball card boxes to make stadium seating, so that toys are always above the ones behind them.

    I can post some pics if you like.
     
  15. deceptifocus

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    ^yeah those are cool too, i would be sure and use anchors or toggle bolts in those if you dont find the stud tho, id also recomend a cheap stud finder
     
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    Thats FRIKIN GENIUS!

    And the best bit is, if you start to run out of belly space, just eat more delicious food! Everyone's a winner!

    Yum.
     

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