Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Displaying your games?

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Peach (Level 3)
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    675
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Displaying your games?

    I recently ran out of room on a black bookshelve I was using. So i'm looking for another way to display my collection? I put this in classic games because I wouldn't sure whereit fit. Any idea on a type of shelve or something to display them? I'm really wanting the color to be black.

  2. #2
    Apple (Level 5) 8-bitNesMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Another Castle
    Posts
    1,030
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    How about another black bookshelf? Target and Ikea have some decent shelves at a reasonable price.
    "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk... Have at you!"

    My feedback thread: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93213

  3. #3
    drowning in medals Ed Oscuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    16,556
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    3
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    I try not to display my games; they don't get faded that way.

    In a corner of a room I've got a little VHS tape shelf for Super Famicom / Mega Drive (same size as Genesis cases, minus the tab) and some other stuff. Game Boy Advance boxes or CD-ROM cases fit along the top; some Neo Geo games could fit on the bottom shelf. $20 Wal*Mart find some years back (I don't know if they still sell these, but it wasn't in the '90s). The only problems are: It's not really big, doesn't reach even close to ceiling height. Cheap, so I wouldn't bet on it stacking, nor would I modify a wall to hang another above the one at floor level.

    Instead what I'd get are some stackable file / folder legal size cabinets, like the plastic ones Storex sells. They aren't an ideal size for any games, so there's often a lot of careful packing involved, and still space left over. They also aren't waterproof, in case you're thinking of basement storage. Should be pretty ideal and rather inconspicuous otherwise though.
    Last edited by Ed Oscuro; 12-01-2009 at 09:47 PM.

  4. #4
    Peach (Level 3)
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    675
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 8-bitNesMan View Post
    How about another black bookshelf? Target and Ikea have some decent shelves at a reasonable price.

    I don't have room for two full bookshelves. I'll definatley check Target and Ikea out.

  5. #5
    drowning in medals Ed Oscuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    16,556
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    3
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Default

    If you're set on a bookshelf, be aware that cheap crap breaks. You'd really need to overload it to happen, but I've made it happen to a supposedly not-bargain-basement shelf with shelves that weren't all that wide (with programming bibles, but still).

  6. #6
    ServBot (Level 11) swlovinist's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Gamers Paradise
    Posts
    3,607
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    swlovinist

    Default

    There are so many ways you can go to store and present your games. It all depends on how mobile you want your presentation. Cinder blocks, plywood, paint, and wolla you have a shelf that can be used in an apartment. If you own, then I recommend building the shelf using brackets right into the studs in the wall. Clear storage bins is another way. I have my games out so that it is easy to see and choose from.

    Here is a crude example, these are some older pics of my game room. Again, I know that you are looking for a shelf.

    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/j...t=DSCF2793.jpg
    Would you like to know more about collecting video games? Check out my extensive Youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/swlovinist

  7. #7
    Cherry (Level 1) RoyVegas's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    394
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I have mine (Turbografx is all I collect) on a rack that I found on Craigslist.


Similar Threads

  1. New idea for displaying video games.
    By kupomogli in forum Modern Gaming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-31-2013, 02:19 AM
  2. Displaying Collections
    By blackride in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-04-2008, 08:29 PM
  3. displaying games? what are some good shelves?
    By ADG566 in forum Modern Gaming
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-20-2008, 12:17 PM
  4. Suggestions on displaying games
    By boatofcar in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-18-2004, 02:55 PM
  5. Displaying N64 carts
    By Dahne in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-27-2004, 02:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •