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My Stamp Collecting Desk, Chair, And Storage

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Posted 06/03/2018   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add shermae to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I met a custom furniture maker at a local home show a couple of years ago who was into creating steampunk style designs. My wife and I both like that style so we decided to have him create a stamp collecting desk and chair set.

The photos below show how I utilize the furniture, and it's very comfy and useful. Note I had the builder create a drink holder below the surfaces to ensure nothing spills on my stamps. There are 2 desks, so I have enough room for my laptop, stamps, boxes, tools, and catalogs. The blue color added to the wood helps tie the desks into some color elements in the room, not to mention serving as a nod to our favorite football team, the UM Wolverines.

All the pieces are on locking wheels so I can easily adjust configuration and positioning as needed. As seen in the first image, the 2 tables nest into each other and the chair fits completely underneath when stowed, so the entire set occupies a minimal footprint in the room when not in use.

I didn't include any storage in the tables- we had a custom built-in added under the Tv set in the family room to hold all my boxes, albums, and catalogs. I included a couple of images of the cabinets. This allows all the stamps and accessories to be incorporated into the family room so I can hang out with my wife while stamping, but puts everything out of site when I'm not.
Creates a great compromise between us.

Perhaps this will inspire someone else to build their own "dream" stamp desk and storage.








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Posted 06/03/2018   6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raymodj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love it! That chair looks straight out of the tv show "Wild Wild West".
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Posted 06/03/2018   7:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Steampunk. Not my cup of tea, but well done.
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Posted 06/03/2018   7:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
very cool!!

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Posted 06/03/2018   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Captain Nemo would be right at home.
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Posted 06/03/2018   8:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RK1468 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Placing the cup holder beneath your workspace is nice! The blue is resin used to fill the voids in the wood, no?
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Posted 06/03/2018   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Paul Mitchell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done!
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Posted 06/04/2018   07:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yobo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks really good!
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Posted 06/04/2018   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My arrangement is U-shaped. It essentially 2 desks at right angles and a platform (5/8-in plywood) resting over 3 drawer short dresser as the other side. I have a bookcase for albums.
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Posted 06/04/2018   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob041256 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quite innovative.
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Posted 06/04/2018   10:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure why but I really like steampunk

Great furniture shermae
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Posted 06/04/2018   11:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bobby, it reminds me of the Borg. Kinda creepy.
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Posted 06/05/2018   05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the borg could be somewhat synonymous with steampunk.
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Posted 06/07/2018   11:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ddreisba to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice rug. Persian?

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Posted 06/08/2018   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ireland2018 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice, 2sizh. I had a dedicated area like that. My desk is still in the garage for when I moved in and had no space for it insid3 at th time. It's covered with full boxes of thing I dont need inside but have the room now, but h. Desk is buried.
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Posted 06/09/2018   12:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Greaden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As a steampunk fan, you got me inspired.
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