Saturday, June 09, 2007

You've seen it before...

There is a thread on The Stamp Shack about how we store our wood mounted stamps, so I decided to take yet another picture of my stamp wall. I can't get the whole thing in one picture - I can't get far enough away from it and I don't have a wide-angle lens. This wall is behind the door of my craft room. My dad built this stamp wall for me in November of 2005. He used a full 4'x8' sheet of plywood for the back of the shelf. The sheet of 3/4" plywood fits perfectly behind the door. He used metal roof flashing stuff for the shelving. It's about 1-1/2" wide. We got together and I decided I wanted the shelves to be 3" and 6" tall. If you are a rubber stamper, you know that most stamps are around 3" tall or wide and the larger stamps are arount 6" tall or wide, so that's how I decided on the shelf widths. If I had to do it all over again, I would have more 6" shelves. I have more smaller stamps than larger stamps and I can stack them on the 6" shelves. As you can see, my stamps are jam packed in there. After he finished attaching the shelves to the plywood, he painted the whole thing white to match my walls. Then he cut it in half so it was in two 4'x4' pieces - easier to transport and easier to mount on the wall. He screwed the plywood backing to the wall with big screws and then added 1" pieces of wood to frame it out. I took a closeup of the shelves so you can kinda see how he did it. He turned the flashing stuff on its side to make the shelf with the upturned edge to hold the stamps on there. Pretty clever, huh? I can't wait for the big earthquake then all my stamps will be on the floor. hahaha! That's ok, they probably need re-organizing anyways. I will be moving into a bigger room soon, and I just may take this shelf in that room. All I have to do is unscrew it and move it. I do like my stamps out in the open, that way I can see what I have when I'm working on a project or I need inspiration. Oh, the three bins at the bottom of the shelving hold all my justjohanna stamps.

4 comments:

hutch ink designs... said...

WOW this looks like a stamp store! You have lots of great wood stamps! I would like to set up a play date! te he he!

~K

Vicki said...

Wow girl!! I thought I had it bad...but maybe not?! hehehe! Love it!!

GSMom385 said...

You have a pretty great collection too!!! Need idea on the shelf. The paisley you asked about on my blog are Technique Tuesday.

Godelieve said...

Oh, I see you have a "few" stamps too ;) Great collection, fabulous storage!