Where do you guys store your keyboards?

consensual-penis

28 Aug 2019, 01:02

My collection is getting a little out of hand, I have 6 keyboards at the moment (this number will grow soon) and am pretty much out of drawer space. Since I'm now looking at bigger keyboards because of my discovery of vintage keyboards, my current storage system doesn't really work anymore.

What do you guys do?

mr_a500

28 Aug 2019, 01:27

Only 6 keyboards? I've got close to 60. They're all stored in my computer room.

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The side tables have wide shallow drawers each containing 3 keyboards. The rest are in the closet across from the desk.

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Redmaus
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28 Aug 2019, 03:53

Something like this:
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ZedTheMan

28 Aug 2019, 04:02

Keyboard wall!
(Also boxes and a bunch of office folder holders for the smaller ones)
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Cattus_D

28 Aug 2019, 07:57

Two drawers and space behind one of the cabinets in my office. Not ideal, but it's enough for now (ten keyboards).

Findecanor

28 Aug 2019, 08:12

Mine are not so neatly organised... Because I have limited space, most of them are together in a few larger boxes under a desk. The boxes are stacked, but the keyboards are vertical in each box. The top box has the keyboards I use most often. Other keyboards are in the cardboard boxes they came in.
Fixed cables are wrapped in empty toilet paper tubes and/or plastic bags so as to not touch case plastic. Never wrap a cable around a keyboard! The plasticizer in a cable could melt ABS plastic over time and leave marks.
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

28 Aug 2019, 08:14

consensual-penis wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 01:02
My collection is getting a little out of hand, I have 6 keyboards […]
Cute :lol:

Anyway, you may get some ideas here:
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Chyros

28 Aug 2019, 09:57

~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.

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brasspanels

28 Aug 2019, 12:52

that is one awesome collection :D Any ideas for a display area of maybe the more interesting/funky looking keyboards?

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Relive

28 Aug 2019, 15:11

Ikea KALLAX for larger collections, and Ikea LACK for smaller collections. I keep my boards on a LACK, along with a few smaller LACK shelves on the walls

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Chyros

28 Aug 2019, 15:35

brasspanels wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 12:52
that is one awesome collection :D Any ideas for a display area of maybe the more interesting/funky looking keyboards?
So many of them are worthy of it xD . I barely have room to display all of them as is! xD

Anakey

28 Aug 2019, 15:38

I have a shoe rack to display most of my collection, can fit about 16-17 boards though most are full sized or larger so you could put a few more smaller boards on it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SONGMICS-Stack ... B07KCXY4SN

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SneakyRobb
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28 Aug 2019, 16:00

Chyros wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 09:57
~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.

Approaching Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse tier

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Chyros

28 Aug 2019, 16:17

SneakyRobb wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 16:00
Chyros wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 09:57
~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.

Approaching Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse tier
Many are indeed such ancient artifacts of power, they have to be locked up in a box :lol: .

keyboard Kultist

28 Aug 2019, 23:46

Some in the Master bedroom, some in the hallway between the bedrooms
https://imgur.com/a/g2CBL5P

....five or six stashed in drawers...another five or six at the office in the filing cabinet...the one I'm I'm using at home in front of my computer, likewise the one being used at the office, big wicker chest of broken keyboards....

It's not like it's an obsession or anything though...

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dcopellino

29 Aug 2019, 10:00

keyboard Kultist wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 23:46
Some in the Master bedroom, some in the hallway between the bedrooms
https://imgur.com/a/g2CBL5P

....five or six stashed in drawers...another five or six at the office in the filing cabinet...the one I'm I'm using at home in front of my computer, likewise the one being used at the office, big wicker chest of broken keyboards....

It's not like it's an obsession or anything though...
It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded with the addition of a couple of sliding guides on both sides. It was very easy to arrange. The led light strip then, is the "peasant" note that puts the icing on the cake. :lol:
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dcopellino

29 Aug 2019, 10:08

Chyros wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 09:57
~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.

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Hi Chyros, your collection is amazing.... but you have to do something. I see on that wall a nice Ikea Besta windowed fitted furniture like that I publish here but with many more shelves. Think about that!
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The positive thing is that this piece of furniture can be completely closed to dust with special doors... :D

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Chyros

29 Aug 2019, 10:48

Thanks for the tip, but I'm not sure that would fit, either the room, or the keyboards xD . Also, man, expensive!

Of course, glass windows like shown above the the nicest you can get... :D

keyboard Kultist

29 Aug 2019, 14:26

Very nice! How Dust proof are the IKea type units? It's pretty dusty here so one reason I favor the boxes is to protect the boards from dust. I might think of getting one of those units and putting the very best boards in it...the beam spring, one of the model Fs, one or more of the blue alps boards, maybe the Ortek 122...

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Wodan
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29 Aug 2019, 14:36

dcopellino wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 10:00

It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded with the addition of a couple of sliding guides on both sides. It was very easy to arrange. The led light strip then, is the "peasant" note that puts the icing on the cake. :lol:
No doubt that is an impressive display but my keyboard will be sitting in cardboard boxes PROTECTED FROM UV LIGHT all the time.

I might be a bit paranoid but most keyboards have seen more than enough sunlight in their life, it's time to put them into eternal darkness

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Validus

29 Aug 2019, 14:39

dcopellino wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 10:00
It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded with the addition of a couple of sliding guides on both sides. It was very easy to arrange. The led light strip then, is the "peasant" note that puts the icing on the cake. :lol:
That Ikea BESTA setup might be something I'll have to look into. Looks a little bit cramped for getting Battleships and Battlecruisers into.

keyboard Kultist

29 Aug 2019, 15:04

Validus wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 14:39
dcopellino wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 10:00
It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded with the addition of a couple of sliding guides on both sides. It was very easy to arrange. The led light strip then, is the "peasant" note that puts the icing on the cake. :lol:
That Ikea BESTA setup might be something I'll have to look into. Looks a little bit cramped for getting Battleships and Battlecruisers into.
Keyboards of the night! What music they make!

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dcopellino

29 Aug 2019, 15:33

Validus wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 14:39
dcopellino wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 10:00
It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded with the addition of a couple of sliding guides on both sides. It was very easy to arrange. The led light strip then, is the "peasant" note that puts the icing on the cake. :lol:
That Ikea BESTA setup might be something I'll have to look into. Looks a little bit cramped for getting Battleships and Battlecruisers into.
Yes validus, for the f 122 you are right. Mine seats on the first bottom shelf and fits just in. You need to slant it so that you can enter it in, but consider that in that way it is thief proof :lol:

Pumaeggs

29 Aug 2019, 15:43

Chyros wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 09:57
~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.
ahhhh that wey tek MK06! what a beautiful board. I've been searching for one of those for close to 3 years now.

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Chyros

29 Aug 2019, 16:37

Pumaeggs wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 15:43
Chyros wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 09:57
~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.
ahhhh that wey tek MK06! what a beautiful board. I've been searching for one of those for close to 3 years now.
Ironically that one's not actually mine xD . It's on loan to me AGAIN xD .

(and as before, it's not working :p)

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SneakyRobb
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29 Aug 2019, 18:16

Wodan wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 14:36
dcopellino wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 10:00

It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded with the addition of a couple of sliding guides on both sides. It was very easy to arrange. The led light strip then, is the "peasant" note that puts the icing on the cake. :lol:
No doubt that is an impressive display but my keyboard will be sitting in cardboard boxes PROTECTED FROM UV LIGHT all the time.

I might be a bit paranoid but most keyboards have seen more than enough sunlight in their life, it's time to put them into eternal darkness
"A keyboard is safe in a cardboard box, but that's not what keyboards are built for." -I.B.M. Keyboard Jr. (1984-1985)

Regardless you can actually buy UV film for your windows or display case if you are worried. Like a museum display case.

Like this random product found on amazon, no endorsement is made for this product.
https://www.amazon.com/Clear-Blocking-F ... way&sr=8-6

consensual-penis

29 Aug 2019, 21:22

dcopellino wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 10:00
keyboard Kultist wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 23:46
Some in the Master bedroom, some in the hallway between the bedrooms
https://imgur.com/a/g2CBL5P

....five or six stashed in drawers...another five or six at the office in the filing cabinet...the one I'm I'm using at home in front of my computer, likewise the one being used at the office, big wicker chest of broken keyboards....

It's not like it's an obsession or anything though...
It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded with the addition of a couple of sliding guides on both sides. It was very easy to arrange. The led light strip then, is the "peasant" note that puts the icing on the cake. :lol:

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Once I recover from my two most recent purchases, I am probably going to purchase this or something like it

Thanks for sharing!

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