Furniture for pipe storage, advice needed!

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  1. OrganizdMadman

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    Ok pipe brothers I need your advice. My pipes and tobaccos seem to be diligently reproducing on a monthly basis, every time I look there seems to be more than the last time. I'm running out of room in my closet!
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    I need y'alls advice on what type of furniture would be best for storing all this stuff.
    I'm looking for something with cabinet doors on the bottom to store baccy, a few wide, deep, but relatively shallow drawers above them for storing pipes, and then the top would glassed in shelves for displaying the more ornate pipes. But all this can't be larger than an average bookshelf, needs to be wood (or look like it) and must be under $300.
    Is there such a thing in existence?
     
  2. Klauswermann

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    A china cabinet or hutch would work good I think, you can really get them in many different configurations and styles... a lot of them for under 300$. Maybe look on a local classifed site or at used furniture stores for dirt cheap prices.
     
  3. NickWilliams

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    Target sells some pretty nice glass front display cases and glass front wall mount medicine cabinets with storage cubby holes and drawers and such for around $90 each. You may have to do some slight modification such as adding an extra shelf inside the cabinet so your pipes are not spaced out to far apart. I have one of the espresso colored ones that I think is actually a nice product, and for the price you could get a couple, mount them side by side, and still only spend a little over half your budget.
     
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    This is what i use for my stuff it's nothing special, but it works..
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  5. Rodfather

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    I have used an old chest of drawers the I bought at a secondhand store, cleaned it up and placed some tobacco tin labels on it. Now it resides at my duck camp, looks good there. Lotsa storage pretty cheap.
     
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    That's kind of what I'm looking for, however I'm leaning toward installing some glassed-in cabinets on an old bookshelf and using that.
     
  7. Snake

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    Wish I could find something like the second one!
    Nice, MadMan!
     
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    This is the latest picture of my storage area. It's an old CD/DVD/VHS storage shelf. I'm thinking about trying to find a nice midcentury china cabinet, though.

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    I like them three tins on the 6th shelf with the reddish/pink label.. I could sail with that blend any day.
     
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    I bought mine on ebay for £21. Luckily enough the person I bought it from lived a 2 minute drive from my house. I would suggest keeping your eyes on ebay or even craigslist.
     
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    Hate to resurrect a dead thread, but I've finally decided on a piece of furniture.
    I found it's almost impossible to find a large glassed-in bookshelf anywhere, unless you're willing to drop a couple grand on a solid cherry room-sized monstrosity. This is the closest I could find to what I was looking for. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S59908467/#
    I'm going to make the trek over to IKEA next week or so...any good B&Ms in or near West Chester OH?
     
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  12. winterland

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    I was going to mention Ikea reading through the thread. Looks like a nice cabinet for your fine pipe smoking wares.
     
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    Looking good but I'm more jealous of the AT-AT and the helmets!
     
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    Very Nice !!
     
  15. phinz

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    There are 4 more on the other side of the book case that's to the right of those helmets. :)
     
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    keep your eye on Craigslist.. I picked up a couple of very nice secretaries from folks downsizing. they have the glass displays on top and drawers below a fold out writing area.
     
  17. Yankee Bill

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    That's a nice cabinet. Please post a picture after you load it up with pipes and tobacco!
     
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    My wife fell in love with those when we were at IKEA over Labor Day weekend. Might have to get one or three for the condo.

    Carrousel Keyer Tobacco is in Cincinnati. They seem pretty cool. Apparently the majority of the shop is pipe-based.
     
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    Nice board! Arrogant B@$t@®d is an excellent beer!

    Oh...nice storage too.
     
  20. phinz

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    My favorite part of the board is that it's a knockoff of the old Alva Hosoi Fish, my favorite shape ever.
     
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