Art Storage Question/Reccomendations

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Postby spagucci1 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:40 am

In a bit of a dillema. I used to have a dedicated room for art storage, but due to a growing family my only option is to store it in a room that will have a washer and dryer. I will be getting a dehumidifier and placing the flat file on bricks to keep it raised off the floor. Any other suggestions or reccomendations would be much appreciated. Here is a picture of how I will be storing framed and other various artwork. Its a little messy and unorganized now, but the plan is to have everything off the ground

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Postby jjttdw on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:37 am

I used cinder blocks to get mine off the ground and it is super stable (solid 4x8x16). I use the storage under the flat file for tubes. I'd pick up a second flat file if I were you. I have 12 drawers filled with crap and stuff stacked on top.
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Postby IWish on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:13 pm

Room for storage is a problem for me too - storing frames that I'm not currently using. I've considered using a wall mount rack to hang keeping things off the floor (laundry room.)

Maybe DIY wood rack...
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...or using a wall-mount tire rack with a piece of wood across the bottom -wood covered in scrap piece of carpet to protect frames from scratches on the bottom. Something like this in following link?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Proslat-28-i ... /203477820

Spare floor room is a problem for me - for that reason I'm trying to think of something that I can hang above washer/dryer...even something to suspend from the ceiling.
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Postby bryndavies on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:20 pm

The only real true and tested effective method is to stop growing the family. :P

Congrats, and good luck.
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Postby IWish on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Another tire rack (less expensive). Claims to hold 300 lbs when screwed into wood studs.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/HyLoft-48-in ... /202800565
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Postby spagucci1 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:21 pm

Thanks for the advice! Would anyone have any concerns about the art being stored in the same room as a washer amd dryer? Its my understanding that both appliances dont create that much hummidity.
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Postby triporfreak on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:24 pm

I'd suggest doing a test with a hygrometer to measure the humidity levels before & after doing a laundry. you don't want the relative humidity above 60%
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Postby Codeblue on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:54 pm

Buy a bigger house or get a storage unit.
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Postby spagucci1 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:09 pm

Codeblue wrote:Buy a bigger house or get a storage unit.


Hopefully a bigger house will coming down the road. I thought about a storage unit but that can get pricy quickly. I have also thought of a storage shed but we get all four seasons here. Summers and winters can sometimes be brutal and ensuring proper conditions would be a pain.
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