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1 hour ago, BabaLament said:

Hello all! I can't remember how many hours of overtime I had to work to make this happen, but it was all worth it. My comics lounge/office is finally done. Did sixteen feet of wall-to-wall comic storage cabinets in oak w/ birch interior. Due to the weight of fully loaded comic boxes, the support frame of the shelves is aluminum tube. Each cabinet can hold 20 BCW short boxes (cardboard), 16 of the BCW graded comic boxes (cardboard), and/or 16 of the new BCW raw/graded snap-together plastic boxes (which I really like & am converting to over time). I didn't want to sacrifice too much space in the room, so I didn't build in enough depth for long boxes; so I'm in the process of converting long boxes over to short boxes. Put out a display of Alien(s), Mass Effect, Marvel, and Overwatch Funko Pop's above the cabinet space, as well as the rear surround-sound speakers. Seating for 12 for movie/game nights, my office/desk setup, and (as a Blizzard nut) the Funko Pop characters necessary to simulate a Heroes of the Storm character select screen. The only things I have remaining is to hang the art back on the wall. I have the entire 2016 Carnage series in a massive frame that's ready to go up on the wall (you can see the top of it poking out in the first photo along the wall), but I'm taking a break after cleaning up the room and dragging all this stuff down here today. ;) Anyhow, hope you like! I'm giving serious consideration to building these cabinets and selling them, since I wasn't able to find a large scale retail comic storage solution.

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This is amazing!  If you are in a city big enough to appeal to collectors I'm sure you would have people willing to pay you for help in constructing something!  Are the cabinets connected at the bottom?  In your last pic it looks like the cabinet has interior walls, but in the third picture it looks open, e.g. the short boxes extend past the cupboard they're in?

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1 hour ago, BabaLament said:

Hello all! I can't remember how many hours of overtime I had to work to make this happen, but it was all worth it. My comics lounge/office is finally done. Did sixteen feet of wall-to-wall comic storage cabinets in oak w/ birch interior. Due to the weight of fully loaded comic boxes, the support frame of the shelves is aluminum tube. Each cabinet can hold 20 BCW short boxes (cardboard), 16 of the BCW graded comic boxes (cardboard), and/or 16 of the new BCW raw/graded snap-together plastic boxes (which I really like & am converting to over time). I didn't want to sacrifice too much space in the room, so I didn't build in enough depth for long boxes; so I'm in the process of converting long boxes over to short boxes. Put out a display of Alien(s), Mass Effect, Marvel, and Overwatch Funko Pop's above the cabinet space, as well as the rear surround-sound speakers. Seating for 12 for movie/game nights, my office/desk setup, and (as a Blizzard nut) the Funko Pop characters necessary to simulate a Heroes of the Storm character select screen. The only things I have remaining is to hang the art back on the wall. I have the entire 2016 Carnage series in a massive frame that's ready to go up on the wall (you can see the top of it poking out in the first photo along the wall), but I'm taking a break after cleaning up the room and dragging all this stuff down here today. ;) Anyhow, hope you like! I'm giving serious consideration to building these cabinets and selling them, since I wasn't able to find a large scale retail comic storage solution.

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Wow! What a great setup. I’m jealous at the amount of space you have dedicated to your home theatre, comics, computer, etc.

Please post pics when you have your art hung up on the wall!

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7 minutes ago, miraclemet said:

well wife went to China for a few weeks so I took the opportunity to clean up my shelving situation...

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top shelf had a fee short boxes of slabs that I had already moved. I had laid down some cardboard on the wire shelves so they didnt damage the books, but it was definately a sub optimal solution...

went to Ikea, bought the big 5x5 Kallax. I initially though... was this overkill? was it too big of a unit for the space? did i need this much storage?

The outcome (warning shelf porn)

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looks like the 5x5 was necessary!

i bought one of the shelf splitters (the grey thing, top middle) so I could stack slabs flat, but not make too big of a stack (so there wouldnt be to much weight on bottom slabs). Short box of raws fit fine in the bottom right cube (since the openings are 13x13). Short boxes for slabs didnt (they are about 13.75" tall with lids off. So... I exacto knifed the slab boxes down an inch on the sides and back and took some slabs out so they could sit at an angle in the boxes. That allowed me to slide the slab boxes in for storage. Need to get another box for my overflow slabs. But otherwise I'm set now! Absolutes and my old Rainbow Barks library slipcases fit just fin in the 13x13 spaces, as did the Fear Agent oversized tomes. My Wednesday comics book didnt fit of course... though the Taschan 75 years of DC comics archive fit on its side.

The wife will be pleased! At least until you buy a second shelving unit hehe...

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8 hours ago, Karl Liebl said:

The wife will be pleased! At least until you buy a second shelving unit hehe...

Haha ya!  He's got two weeks to buy an equivalent amount of stuff before she gets back to fill a second shelving unit.  And then when she questions the space, turn the tables on her!  I always had this stuff, when's the last time you were down here??

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@miraclemet Very nice! Very clean setup, maximum storage taking up minimal space, and it looks nice! I like the IKEA look too; just remodeled my kitchen in IKEA. :D

@spreads Thank you for the kind words. They have dividing walls between the cabinets, This way I have the weight sub-divided into areas, instead of a sixteen foot long run of weight along one piece of wall.

@tv horror Thanks!

@piper It started life as a three car garage, so I have space to spare. Still some things I have to do; get the art up on the wall, add some floating shelving so I can get some of the larger LEGO sets on display (Death Star 1.0, SSD, ISD 1.0, ISD 2.0, First Order SD, Venerator, etc.), I want to make an "L" off the shelf unit so I can have another large run of Funko Pop's, and find a decent/matching display/curio cabinet so I can put out the 90's Kenner Toys Aliens & Predator toys. I love that set & the DHC mini-comics that came with them! Kinda sad the new NECA line doesn't have a comic series to go with the figures, but that makes the originals more interesting I suppose.

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You have the comics at floor level. Are you worried about a flood ever?

 

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@the blob If my house floods to the point where the comics are threatened/destroyed, hopefully I'd have enough warning to relocate them upstairs (regardless of how much of a pain in the butt that would be), and/or packing up the high dollar issues & sending them FedEx to a family member who can hold on to them during the weather emergency. If the worst does come to pass, we evacuate, and I come home to a crater, I'll have somewhat larger concerns such as, "where am I going to live," "did I make sure to grab all of life's important paperwork," and "how soon does flood insurance pay out so I can re-build the house;" I guarantee "oh , the comics" is going to be way, way down the list. That's not being snarky; I enjoy collecting and finding "the good stuff" as much as anyone else, but I don't have comics of the "well, I'll drop this one off at Heritage & buy a new house after it sells" variety. I'd be more upset about losing one of a kind family photos or heirlooms.

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Ok, I thought these were in a garage or something, is that someone else?

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54 minutes ago, Badlands said:

Probably one of my favorite pieces currently on my wall in ye olde comic room.

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Please explain exactly what this is, who made it, and why those particular images!  There must be a pretty cool story here.

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9 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

Please explain exactly what this is, who made it, and why those particular images!  There must be a pretty cool story here.

No story really.  These are simply 6 Third Eye postcard reproductions of their famous blacklight posters they did, matted and framed for display

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Wanted to share the latest addition to my comic room nerd cave. Hard to see unless you zoom in, but these are pretty rare Marvel Comics Tazos from Argentina, 1980. Decided to frame em up!

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Okay!

This has been in the works for quite some time, and I’m finally done! As none of you are aware, I recently moved, and had to face the daunting ordeal of moving my comic room; ComicLand!

A warning to any of you about to undertake this chore; it takes forever to pack. If you’re anything like me, you will find scads of cool junk you haven’t played with in years, slowing the process to a crawl. But, here’s how I ended up.

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Fun fact: I am currently the oldest I’ve ever been. So we hired movers! This is the new blank page. 08577AF5-0568-4C53-BAD3-99F1A2703CBE.thumb.jpeg.586449b2d2a62d87e0ef54f699b92825.jpeg

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On 3/27/2019 at 12:03 PM, KirbyJack said:

And the end result. I’m very pleased! 

My OCD is dying! Why do you have the "MARVEL" and "COMICS" posters over the window out of order so they read "COMICS" "MARVEL"?!?!?

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On 3/27/2019 at 11:07 AM, KirbyJack said:

Now, before you judge me for my cheap-o shelves, just bear in mind that I’m only asking them to hold 3 short boxes each. Also, these units sit flush on the floor, better distributing the weight. 

Really pumped about transitioning to short boxes! So much better!

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Tip: If, like me, you live with extreme weather, store comics on an interior wall!

@KirbyJack I was thinking about getting the exact same shelves. Tell me, are there graded books in those boxes? I worry that the shelves won't hold 12 boxes worth of graded books.

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8 minutes ago, miraclemet said:

My OCD is dying! Why do you have the "MARVEL" and "COMICS" posters over the window out of order so they read "COMICS" "MARVEL"?!?!?

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The one on the left is “DC Comics”, the right is “Marvel”. 

I’m not overly OCD, but not even I could have lived with a “Comics Marvel” scenario. :bigsmile:

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