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Must Contain Minis11 Jan 2019 9:18 p.m. PST

My latest post on Must Contain Minis is about planning a hobby space for painting, building and blogging. Do you have a dedicated space for this? I haven't, but when I am done with our spare room, I will!

See,what I am thinking of doing with the space and let me know if you have any tips, for working lights and storage in an office / hobby room space.


Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 6:00 p.m. PST

Well I was going to have a room, and then we invited my wife's nephew and family to take up residence with us. Well back to dreaming for me.

Walking Sailor13 Jan 2019 7:55 a.m. PST

1. Yes IKEA is your friend. I am sitting at an IKEA table set between IKEA shelves and an IKEA cabinet. Where I lived there was an IKEA store in town. I still go back there.
2. OTT Lights (tm) are full spectrum. they are expensive but if you have a JoAnn's Fabric Store you can haunt it for the sales (1/3 to 1/2 price). You can also get just the bulbs (standard incandescent and U-tube fluorescent) if you have something to put them in. OTT lights sit on the table top, which leads us to:
3. Clamp lights; when you push the table to the wall, you lose the back edge to clamp. If your side shelves are close you lose the sides to clamp and with a true pantograph light you don't have room for the back swing.
4. Don't forget the magnifying light or a stand alone magnifier.
5. Peg board is very flexible for mounting shelves and the i-Pad but, it draws dust and will not stay white. (ref. Mrs. Must Contain Minis) With your criteria, I do not recommend it.
6. I do not have experience writing blogs, is this not the same as writing/typing in any office? If this room is an office, can't you use that?
It all sounds like fun. 'sorry that I'm not closer to help.

Pauls Bods13 Jan 2019 10:00 a.m. PST

1. Yes IKEA is your friend. I am sitting at an IKEA table set between IKEA shelves and an IKEA cabinet.

Same here :-)
Added to all the White Ikea furniture, a self designed, self made two Tier semi circle painting area with clamp lights attached, lap top on the Surface next to it.

Must Contain Minis14 Jan 2019 9:43 p.m. PST

That's too bad COL Scott ret. You are a good man for taking in family. I hope it is working out for you okay and that you still get hobby time.

Must Contain Minis14 Jan 2019 9:45 p.m. PST

Pauls Bobs. Thanks for the comment. That sounds awesome!

Must Contain Minis14 Jan 2019 10:09 p.m. PST

Walking Sailor, I will take a look at the OTT Lamps for sure. Right now, I am using two uplamped desk lamps with 100 W equivalent daylight bulbs. I still have to finish the space to see how well they work. They are not clamps. Thanks for making the point about the arms.

I tried using a stand alone magnifier once and it did t work to well for me. Maybe I will try again.

Yes, the blog part of the office is really a standard office desk with a regular lamp. :)

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