I’m going to tear out a closet in my game room. I’m wondering if that system could support a crt or two on a shelf. I’m always wary of that. I like to keep my retro game stuff in a closet. That could perhaps remedy my situation without having to a full closet build.
Brickbox shelves. They’re basically lego-like boxes made of birch and white laminate that become interlocked shelves when stacked. They don’t even need to be anchored.
They look decent head-on but the handles when viewed from the side leave me feeling like they’re a bit like dorm furniture. Expensive dorm furniture too. I like them but don’t LOVE them, and decided to stop buying shit I’m not really into these days. The thing is, if they offered a handle-less version with choices of different species of wood, they’d probably be a huge hit. The birch/white/handle combo really limits the appeal.
You could make a SUPER FUCKING SICK setup with these if you’re made of money. I could envision incorporating 2 CRTs (one for TATE) as well as a wall mounted HDTV, as well as media shelves for every system/component all wall mounted. That would be amazing.
Those shelves are specifically designed for receivers and such. They offer wiring holes in the back and cable management. Someday, if I ever meet a girl and move into a bigger apartment, I’d totally redo my setup like this from the ground up.
Check out all the screens here:
The customization options for consoles, controllers, and game storage are just mindblowing, really:
The best part of the system is how flexible and modular it is. You can add/remove cabinets and shelves as you see fit:
I wanted something uniform that could hold a lot of games (in the thousands) for my Game Room. I had gone with the display games on a shelf idea before but it isn’t for me. I want to be able to have anyone pull out a box, sit down, and play. I went with Kallax shelving and Skubb boxes to hold the games. Each box is for a different system and there is a printout of what is in each box. I plan to use box/cart protectors to keep dust out and I’m going to attach a label to to top of the cart protector to easily identify Japanese games. I had originally decided to go with a blank & white look but the black Skubb boxes made everything look too dark in an already dark basement.
Thanks for the pix of those Iris storage boxes. I just ordered two from their website. I’ve got DS cases coming out of my ears along with some other stuff that I can easily pack away like that. I’m totally OUT of shelf space.
I use the Ikea media width shelves at home along (Besta series I think?) with another media size bookshelf I bought at Best Buy some years ago. Media depth shelving is definitely less prevalent and it’s frustrating.
This is the one you want…
The depth is 7 7/8". It’s perfect for CD/DVD/DS cases. Great for cartridges too. The only thing that exceeds it is Neo Geo boxes or Shockboxes.
I’m a big fan of the Sterilite cases I get at Target. I also buy silicone packets to absorb moisture and keep the contents from having that gross plastic smell that old game consoles, & controllers are want to do.
^same! permanent house to hold all my cool shit is high on the list, haha
for me though - and you can see from some of my less aesthetically-pleasing shots - i put accessibility over style most times; i loathe how many games i have to pile horizontally on top of some shelves for lack of more space. a well-curated collection should be easily accessible during any drunken whim!