Without any consideration for cost or space or any other important detail I ran out and doubled the capacity of the collection by buying another book shelf and a TV stand.
The first image shows the additions after they were mostly assembled. The TV stand is supposed to have two drawers on the bottom but I modified it to be just shelves. At some point I might add an additional two shelves to divide the space under the TV stand but for now this will do.
Phase two was more fun. I decided to use the left for the Japanese Mega Drive games and the right for Genesis games. The Master System and Mark III games took the bottom two shelves of both cabinets.
When I first moved the games I tried to spread them out evenly on each shelf but it didn’t look dense like when everything was packed into a single book shelf (obviously). I didn’t like how thin the collection looked so I filled whichever shelves I could. After this there were four empty shelves. I had enough Mega Drives games to make two look somewhat used and only enough Genesis games to do the same for one of the empty shelves on the second book cabinet. In the second picture you can see one empty Genesis shelf and it wont be hard to spot the other three that are mostly empty. But I once again have room to grow and I’m pretty happy with the new look so far.
The furniture is real wood and came from Ikea. The Book Shelf cost $145.00 plus tax and the TV Stand was $120.00 plus tax. I’m happy with the look and quality and I don’t think I could have done much better for the money. (The first bookshelf, which is identical, cost me $200 plus tax a year and a half ago)
Yes, an actual TV and a gaming system or two are missing! I’m working on that. I’m also close to doing my first Genesis mod. When it came time for dremel to meet plastic I got a bit shy.
More to come…