**FYI this is a LONG post!! I've received a lot of e-mails and comments about these units so I thought I'd try and say everything at once!! Also I'm not affiliated with Best Scrapbook Shelf in any way - just a satisfied customer. This is all my own personal opinion!!**
I had several people ask me HOW I store my stamps as they seemed pretty surprised that I was able to find them right after my move - actually when you see how I store them there won't be any more surprises:
They are definitely NOT cheap (I saved up for some time to get them!!) but are SO worth it. Even now I still have a few empty drawers b/c they hold a TON.
They come unassembled so you have to put them together yourself. You can also choose how many and which type of drawers and whatnot so they're totally customizable. I chose 5 2" drawers and 9 1" drawers per unit. Putting them together isn't difficult per say - the steps are super easy - the actual putting together isn't. At least it wasn't for me. I had a heck of a time with some of the pre-drilled holes. They seemed a little too small so I kept slipping with the screwdriver and banged my fingers a few times (and swore a blue streak here and there - I was just a little impatient the night I put them together - thank goodness the girls were in bed) - but once I got them together they were FABULOUS.
When I moved I moved my entire craft space myself (in a million degree heat - it just happened to be the hottest day of fall and I was MISERABLE LOL) and all three of these units I lifted and hauled to the truck myself (they prolly weighed well over 50lbs each (the one with the punches weighs a good 75 lbs minimum) but I made it!). I didn't tape down any of the drawers - they all stayed shut and everything went smoothly (a lot of the items rolled to the back of the drawers during "transit" (we moved like 4 blocks away) but that's no biggie).
ETA: If you were to store SU stamps in here they would fit in the 1" drawers themselves but if you wanted to keep them in their cases you're going to need the 2" drawers b/c it's too tight for the stamps AND the cases in the 1".
EDITED TO ADD: Glad Alana mentioned something about the masks you can see on top of those Inky Antics stamps - I was going to mention that then forgot. Those ones are post-it notes. But seriously the best thing to get is Eclipse masking tape - that stuff is WAY better since the WHOLE thing is like a sticky note - works much better than Post-it's (and a roll will last you forever - I've had mine for over a year and barely made a dent in it). And yeah I just attach the mask to the wood mount (or on top of my unmounted stamps) so I can re-use it over and over and not have to cut one out every time I want to mask a particular image :o)
All my SU inks fit in a 1" drawer and the re-inkers in another one (I made sure to tighten all the lids on the re-inkers before putting them in there - at the very least IF one were to leak it would be contained in the drawer).
All my smaller SU (and EK Success) punches along with my SU Scallop punch are in a 2" drawer above the ones shown.
The only thing that sucks is that the Martha Stewart punches don't fit in the 2" drawers b/c of their wonky handles. When I got my units I don't think they had the 3.5" drawers available b/c I would have got one for the bottom of each unit (which would have been perfect for those punches!)
So that's it in a nutshell!! I just showed a smidgen of what I have stored in them - there's a ton of other stuff - sponge daubers, ribbon, adhesives, all my watercoloring stuff, chipboard, etc etc etc.
The FAQ page on their site is REALLY informative if you want more info - that's what convinced me to get mine!!
I did order some of the 1" inserts that should be here on Friday - I've tried so many ways to store all my small embellishments (brads, baubles, eyelets etc) as I have a LOT of those too - I think these will help out with that no problem.
Oh and LOL my pink filing cabinet is from Staples - I got that months ago as soon as I saw it (it's PINK!! How could I not get it *wink*) - I just wish it were a 3 or 4 drawer size (I use it to store all my cardstock scraps and whatnot - SU has it's own drawer and everything else in the 2nd drawer).
I really do love my stackables - I wish I could get one or two taller ones with the paper shelves to store all my patterned papers and whatnot - maybe someday. They're pricey but worth it. The amount they store and the fact that they can hold a TON of weight (they're super sturdy and heavy on their own - not flimsy at all) makes them worth every penny.
Shipping is something you have to look out for too if you want to order directly from the site (they're located in BC Canada) as they're heavy and they ship via Fed Ex. You can find out if local scrapbook stores carry them or can get them in for you too - there's a bunch listed here. I was able to get a deal on these units b/c I got them through a retailer who gave me a bit of a discount on the shipping - still ended up paying approx retail prices but like I said it was worth it in the end.
If you're still reading this far I hope this helped!! ;o)
You said these moved well and were not a problem, but would you reccomend this for someone who does a lot of her crafting at stamp camps or moves from location to location quite freqently?
Ummm well that would be up to you!! They are HEAVY - when there's nothing in them they're still pretty heavy (gotta be a good 25lbs - I don't know for sure) then filled up they can weight up to 200lbs (that's the max the casters can handle per their FAQ page). I know that the one I have punches AND stamps stored in weighs close to 100 lbs if not more (I don't have a scale so I can't find out - some day I'll have to get one and I'll post here what they really weigh b/c now I'm just curious).
When I moved mine I had to roll them outside (at the old place the main floor was about 4-5 feet above ground level) lift them to get them down the steps then lift them into the back of the truck. It WASN'T easy. Only sheer determination and the fear that anyone else might wreck my stuff (LOL) enabled me to move them. When I got them to the new house I rolled them in then had to get them DOWNstairs (thankfully only about 6 steps down) which wasn't too bad.
IF you were wanting to move them (to crops or whatever) frequently and stairs weren't a concern then it wouldn't be too bad. I'm going on a retreat at the end of this month and I might be tempted to load up one of my stackables and take that if it means it will save me several trips back and forth to the vehicle (since I know where I'm going I just have to roll it inside and down the hall - super easy - and I'd make Tim haul it up the stairs and into the vehicle for me *wink*). Plus they are a lot more sturdy than any plastic storage drawer units - it's just the weight that's an issue.....
Hmmmmm you know I never thought about even attempting to take one (or more) of the stackables to a crop or anything - but my retreat is (almost) 3 days and 2 nights long and last year I took a TON of stuff (it was ridiculous really) so I may try to take one of the stackables just to see how it goes!