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Scrapbook Furniture for Organizing and Storing your Supplies

Updated on April 1, 2009

My very first scrapbooking area consisted of two sofa tables purchased from Ikea for $20 each, and a bunch of stackable plastic bins. I threw everything into one bin or another, trying to maintain some semblance of organization but it usually failed miserably. Since then, I've been through a drafting table, Rubbermaid containers on wheels, adjustable bookshelves, several coffee tables, one living room floor and numerous totes trying to establish a system that works best. Currently, I am spaced out on my mother'd old L-shaped computer desk with attached hutch, and it's working pretty well for now. But a number of companies are now manufacturing desks and storage systems designed with the crafter mind. These functional, durable items are perfect for any crafter who has amassed an average collection of stuff.

KeepSake Creation Station

Made of sturdy, durable solid wood veneer, the KeepSake Creation Station is billed as "an entire scrapbook room behind four doors." It's armoire style construction allows you to keep messy scrapbooking workspaces from becoming an eyesore, and it's 48.5" wide design means you can sit at the center of the unit and have all your supplies within arms reach. The station comes with a large roll-out desk, oversize storage bin and 4 adjustable shelves. The doors that open on top are completely customizable, using caboodle walls to hold 5 acrylic boxes and 4 hooks. At $2,050 it's a good thing the Creation Station itself is fully customizable as well. The wood color comes in a variety of 8 different colors, knobs can be brushed nickel or polished brass, and you get your choice of either an open-top or standard cart to place alongside the station. If that's a little out of your price range, you can still purchase one of the three rolling carts designed to hold 12x12 paper and hanging file folders.

ScrapNcube

The modular systems available at ScrapNcube come in 12 pre-made styles ranging in price from $990-$1,773 but can be rearranged to accommodate any personal preference. The Studio Station Corner Original has 25 supply drawers, 28 shelves designed to fit 12x12 cardstock, and can fit conveniently into any corner. Large, oversized craft tables with laminate work surfaces can be added to any Studio Station (including a table you can mount on the wall!) and slim project drawers can be placed underneath to ensure quick clean up. If you already have a work station that you'd like to build upon, cubits, drawers and shelves can be purchased to help maximize your existing space.

The Original ScrapBox

The scrapbook armoires offered at The Original ScrapBox are an excellent choice for the crafter who has a million supplies but doesn't need a huge workspace. Only 36" wide when closed, the scrapbook armoires have two full-length doors that disguise the workstation as a piece of furniture, but when opened up reveal double the amount of storage space. Both doors are lined from top to bottom with storage bins: 83 removable canvas totes with label inserts and 20 removable clear zipper pouches. A small, collapsible work table sits just at the center and folds up for easy storage. At $1,495, the scrapbook armoire comes in 5 different styles, letting you choose from either a raised panel or beadboard door style, and a black or vanilla finish.

Lana's Memories

With no product running over $600, Lana's Memories offers more affordable options for scrapbooking storage and organization. Their Store In Style Desk units can be bought as shown or you can buy the pieces separately and create your own. A series of drawers, shelves, cubes and paper holders form workspaces that are fully functional and designed for your specific needs. Stackable accessories by Making Memories and Provo Craft are also available to store beads, buttons and other small embellishments.

Organize It

Coming in at least expensive is Organize It's easy to assemble, home storage solutions. Select the cubes, drawers and shelves you'd like to have, match them with a desk top and desk top hutch organizer and you're good to go! Each individual piece is designed to hold 12x12 papers and albums and other oversized products. A work station with table top, hutch and four cubes won't run you more than $300.

Examples of scrapbook rooms

Amanda:  http://www.kevinandamanda.com/photos/scraproom/new/
Amanda: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/photos/scraproom/new/
Ali Edwards: http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/
Ali Edwards: http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/
Tracie Clairborne: http://tracieclaiborne.blogspot.com/2007/06/organizing-101-for-renee.html
Tracie Clairborne: http://tracieclaiborne.blogspot.com/2007/06/organizing-101-for-renee.html

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      rileydavidd00 

      5 years ago

      I really this idea. It will be a great help in organizing this minimizing the space occupied by your things.

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      jenniferg78 

      6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      OMG I am so jealous. I want some of this furniture! That is my biggest problem with scrapping- I have no room. All the little frames and flare seem to take up so much space and the worst is trying to find exactly what I need for the page. I could really use some of this!! Great post.

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      megni 

      6 years ago

      Good Hub. Excellent information. I certainly had no idea scrapbooking is that extensive.

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      Gill 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for share this useful information.

      http://www.mcgillteak.com/

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      Steph 

      6 years ago

      Great pieces of craft furniture.Love it!

      www.craftactually.com

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      Kay Mitchell 

      6 years ago from California

      I currently have a shelf for all of my scrapbooking and craft supplies but no designated working area so I often switch between the living room floor, my bed, and the kitchen table. This ends up dragging my supplies through the house. I really need to work on setting up a designated working space and using it! Following now, looking forward to reading your hubs. Hope you'll do the same!

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      jamespaul 

      7 years ago

      Hello dear.You have written a great post. Going to share with my followers on twitter. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jeff_McRitchie 

      7 years ago

      These scrapbooking rooms and pieces of furniture are really cool. I'm sure they're really helpful for people who are into scrapbooking.

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      furniture assembly 

      7 years ago

      lovely arrangements. great hub.

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      Emma 

      7 years ago from Houston TX

      Good hub with cool photos of perfect furniture that will give you the exert luxury and comfort one needs.

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      teakfurnitureIndo 

      7 years ago from India

      Its a new information I found here.

      http://www.theteak.com/

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      English Learning Center 

      7 years ago

      Is so innovative and new article ,about scrapbook furniture,is really really nice reading this article.

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      English Learning Center 

      7 years ago

      Is so innovative and new article ,about scrapbook furniture,is really really nice reading this article.

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      katy 

      7 years ago

      I don't have one of these desks but have a sewing desk in what we call our office. Its a craft room for all my crafts. I really would like one of these really cool desks. A bit out of my price range tho.

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      DieCutMachines 

      7 years ago

      I had fun reading your hub! Great information!

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      christinalang 

      7 years ago

      Wow, these stations are hard core. I need more space in my house

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      click clack sofa futon 

      7 years ago

      If you are a scrapbook enthusiast, then you know how all those supplies add up quickly. All those papers, embellishments, and albums can take up a lot of space and need appropriate organizational methods for safe storage. Many scrapbookers are turning to scrapbooking rooms as a way to organize their scrapbooks, as well as having a place to enjoy their scrapbooking hobby.

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      julieo 

      7 years ago from San Diego

      I love this article. I have read it many times. The Original ScrapBox furniture piece is so VERY nice. A little out of my reach at the moment, but maybe someday.

      I have a website that I have been adding to for years; mostly on the subject of how to organizer supplies so that scrapping is more enjoyable. Because boy can embellishments and paper supplies, glue sticks, scissors, etc; It can all make such a horrible mess. http://www.shabbyscrappychic.com

      I noticed that in Ali Edwards photo that she is using a kitchen cutting island as one of her organizers. Maybe I will find one at a garage sale!

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      Patrick 

      8 years ago

      Something to think about.These scrapbooks rooms are excellent.

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      Alissa 

      8 years ago from Rocky Hill, CT

      As a paper crafter, I really appreciate this info. This hub has me trying to figure out how to rearrange my room to get some of that furniture in there!

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      Cricut essentials 

      8 years ago

      Woah, I'm drooling here! Put me into one these rooms and I'll disappear from the world for a month, lol.

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      tant04 

      8 years ago

      My furniture is awesome much more than I expected or anticipated . Thanks for all of your assistance.

      http://www.modernkitchendesign.info

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      AhmadHariyanto 

      8 years ago from Indonesia

      That's wonderful, i am from Jepara Indonesia, many tourist come to my town and have a furniture business, many things you can find there. How about the cooperation??

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      mccandless 

      8 years ago

      this website is so cool

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      mccandless 

      8 years ago

      this website is so cool

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      What's News 

      8 years ago

      Great furniture

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      hkcfurniture 

      9 years ago

      Nice hub!

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      term paper writing 

      9 years ago

      The good thing about your information is that it is explicit enough for students to grasp. Thanks for your efforts in spreading academic knowledge.

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      stefanieb5125 

      9 years ago from Corinth, Texas

      Those are great! I wish I had the money to spend on that kind of furniture. Right now I have a 3ft folding table, and 2 cabinets that I purchased at target (the put it together yourself kind). Then I have plastic storage drawers on top of those little cabinets. I'm definitely going to start saving up though. That hutch looks perfect!

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      AndyBaker 

      9 years ago from UK

      Those are some pretty nice stations - I will let a friend know who's into it.Thanks :)

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      AshleyVictoria 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

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      AshleyVictoria 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow, I scrapbook...but I do not have a lovely station like any of these. I really need to get myself a scrapbooking station!!

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      Trina 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for putting several ideas into 1 place...gives me a place to look at for ideas for organizing.

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      rafaelmontilla 

      9 years ago from Miami, Florida

      The ScrapNcube is perfect for me.

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      namifiers 

      9 years ago from Springville

      I noticed The Scrapbook Place has a picture from another company called www.theoriginalscrapbox.com and the pricing and info is wrong and the link doesn't work. You might want to change that?

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      Furniture Store Toronto 

      9 years ago

      wow, this is very nice! I wish I can sell this desk in my store

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      Proud Mom 

      9 years ago from USA

      I, like you went through numerous organizational nightmares to organize my over-abundance of scrapbooking and stamping stuff.  I'd seen the big cabinet, but it was WAY out of my price range.

        I had my eye on those cubes pictured above, and last year hit the jackpot when Michael's put them on sale for 50% off!  Between my mom and I, I got 15 of them, then headed off to Lowe's for a $20 hollow wood door, two clearanced bathroom vanities ($18 each), and a couple of wall-mounted reading lamps ($5 each).

      I laid the door across the two vanities, and made 4 stacks of 3 cubes, 2 stacks on each end, leaving me a large working space in the middle.  I stacked the other three on the floor.  I found a rail system on line and hung my scissors, paper cutters, stamps, and most frequently used items on the wall between the two stacks and THERE YOU GO!  A great scrapbooking area that DIDN'T COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG!!! 

      It's attractive and keeps me very well organized.  Along with the 15X15 inch cubes, the vanities give me even more storage!  I've been happily organized ever since.  And as a crafty person, you might know how difficult that really is!

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      soapymom 

      10 years ago

      I read a lot of the comments from The Scrapbook Place a couple of weeks ago and some of them were very negative. Now the site is no longer active. I found www.theoriginalscrapbox.com as the maker of the work box. Their price is $1295 for the white or black. There are also other sites that sell these for the same price. I ordered my from Craft Advantage, who gives a shipping discount. I also found a ripoff report about The Scrapbook Place by doing a search on the name.

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      starrkissed 

      10 years ago from Arizona

      I'm in heaven! I looooove scrapbooking. Thanks for posting this! Looks like I'll be saving up some money for a future investment in one of these. :D

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      Research Analyst 

      10 years ago

      my best friend is into collecting and creating things, I will tell her about your tips on being organized with it.

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      Cassandra Edwards 

      10 years ago

      Beware of the shipping charges. That beautiful "Organize It" Desk comes with a $450+ shipping charge attached to it!

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      love.u 

      10 years ago

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      love.u 

      10 years ago

      i love u?

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      love.u 

      10 years ago

      hi

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      Elvis De Leon 

      10 years ago

      Very nice reading, thanks ;)

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      Krista 07 

      10 years ago from Europe

      Cool! love your hub!

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      Whitney 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! My cousin's into scrap booking. I don't think she's this into it to design a room or whatnot. But when I find her email, I'm definitely emailing this to her. It may give her some ideas about better ways to organize.

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      Courtney  

      10 years ago

      very nice

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      taylorblue 

      10 years ago from Canada

      Amazing what they have now...I would love any one of these desks!!

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      becauseilive 

      10 years ago from N.J.

      Oh yeah, glassvisage, I think it's a fairly new invention though if I'm not mistaken. Is your mom an obsessive scrapbooker/crafter? It's a good thing these things aren't any cheaper or I'd be out of a couple hundred dollars. I love them.

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      glassvisage 

      10 years ago from Northern California

      I didn't know they had scrapbooking furniture, let alone rooms. I'm glad my mom doesn't know about this.

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