Our Most Recent Projects
Spacesaver Storage Solutions continues to working hard on projects for our clients. We would like to share some of our most recent projects.
Spacesaver Storage Solutions continues to work on projects for museums, service garages, public libraries, evidence storage needs and more.
We’ve installed some newer products and utilized existing products in a unique way. We love challenges so contact us today if you have a difficult storage need!
So, please enjoy reviewing our projects, and we look forward to working on yours!
Our Products in Action:
A local Virginia Beach library was updating their library with new finishes and furnishings and added Spacesaver end panels to refresh the new look of their shelving, without having to replace the existing shelving!
Visible Storage for Historic Weapons
A training classroom that’s also an armory
This U.S. military base is one of the Army’s largest training sites, and it has entire campuses to train soldiers in a variety of specialties. Ordnance trainees, for instance, learn about the latest technological advances as well as historic weaponry and associated equipment.
In the past, historic weapons were stored in several different locations. Now a new facility consolidates the weapons in order to improve preservation conditions, save time, and enhance the educational experience for the 8,000-10,000 ordnance soldiers who visit the facility for training every year.
When designing the facility, one of the staff’s primary goals was to create a weapons classroom. Because the military doesn’t distinguish between active and historic weapons, the classroom’s weapons storage system had to comply with all regulations for active armories, which include fully securing the weapons.
The training center’s staff called us for assistance, and we devised a creative solution to provide visibility as well as security. We used Spacesaver’s UWR® (Universal Weapons Rack) Storage System to fit the space and accommodate all the weapons. Then we designed 4-Post shelving units to enclose the racks, and we added frame doors with glass windows and locks. An LED lighting system operated by a single switch completed the design.
The resulting “cabinets” offer secure visible storage for a variety of historic weapons. When a group of trainees is scheduled to attend class in the room, staff open the UWR® doors, secure the glass doors, and flip on the lights to promote full visibility into the cabinets. After a training session, the UWR® doors are closed and locked to fulfill security requirements. This U.S. military base is one of the Army’s largest training sites, and it has entire campuses to train soldiers in a variety of specialties. Ordnance trainees, for instance, learn about the latest technological advances as well as historic weaponry and associated equipment.In the past, historic weapons were stored in several different locations. Now a new facility consolidates the weapons in order to improve preservation conditions, save time, and enhance the educational experience for the 8,000-10,000 ordnance soldiers who visit the facility for training every year.
Civil War Museum
Preserving Civil War History
The first unique storage need was for saddles. Although saddles are designed to withstand years of rough wear and tear, they’re actually quite difficult for museums to preserve. Historic saddles were made from a combination of wood, leather, and other materials, which means they’re often heavy, awkward to handle, and vulnerable to damage and decay. Leather is particularly sensitive to fluctuations in heat and humidity and to stress from twisting and bending. The straps that connect a saddle with its two stirrups are among the weakest components of historic saddles because the straps were typically made of relatively thin strips of leather. These straps are often stretched and cracked from years of use.
Preservation professionals at the Civil War museum wanted to optimize space in their climate-controlled collections storage area, and at the same time they wanted to properly support the saddles, straps, and stirrups. Our engineers created the ideal solution. They designed sturdy steel mounts for the heavy saddles, as well as adjustable steel brackets to support the stirrups. The stirrup brackets can be moved up and down on 1-inch increments and then locked into place, thereby relieving pressure on the stirrup straps. The brackets can be moved from front to back in 4-inch increments for perfect positioning along the saddle. The mounts and brackets are compatible with Spacesaver’s cantilever racking system, which in turn was mounted on mobile carriages for high-density storage. This solution allows many historically significant saddles to be stored in a relatively small space while still providing appropriate support for each saddle and its components.
Spacesaver Storage Solutions was also called upon to help provide storage solutions for civil war furniture, dolls, knives, paintings and more. Please review our photos to see how we met these needs.
The Fleet Services office of a large college town needed better storage for bus and vehicle tires. Large vehicle tires are quite heavy, The office wanted to improve their worker’s safety when handling the heavy tires, so they contacted Spacesaver Storage Solutions about our Tire Carousel. The town chose Spacesaver Storage Solutions to provide a Vidir rotating tire carousel to improve storage and safety for their garage. Contact us today if we can help you with your tire storage needs.
File Room and Evidence Storage
A local government office underwent a move to a brand new building. They chose Spacesaver Storage Solutions to design their multiple file rooms and their Police evidence storage solution.
The project design had to accommodate several different offices such as the Attorney’s Office and the Social Services Department. High Density Storage was installed for these offices. Police evidence lockers and high density shelving was installed for the police department.
A local university wanted to create site lines in a Special Collections area. They used low shelving on Spacesaver Storage Solutions Compact Shelving Carriages to maintain the capacity of the collection while creating the site lines throughout the space. A very unique application of Spacesaver Movable Shelving!
Social Services Improve Paper Storage Capacity
A local Social Services kept paper file folders in traditional vertical file cabinets. They were looking to improve capacity. Knowing Spacesaver was the place to turn for High Density Compact Shelving, they contacted us and we conducted a needs analysis which determined how much more filing capacity High Density Compact Shelving Offered. They were sold immediately with the value and the professional installation service we offered.
Local Jr. ROTC
A local High School built a new building on their campus for their very active JROTC Program. As part of the construction project, their storage space was reduced 50% but they still needed to store of all of their uniforms and equipment. A new Spacesaver ActivRAC Mechanical Assist System was installed to provide storage for the wide range of JROTC materials and helped meet the needs of the program!
Hospital Bed Storage
The biomedical engineering department at VCU needed a space -saving way to store hospital beds that were being repaired and serviced . Working with Spacesaver Storage Solutions , the VIDIR bedlift seemed like the choice to provide the organization VCU required. The Spacesaver representative carefully measured each bed to devise a plan that would fit the most beds in the room.
Federal Government Office Technical Library
An existing Federal Government Lab Technical Library was relocated and consolidated into a renovated smaller space and utilized compact shelving to maintain the collection in a more space efficient design!
Virginia Beach Public Library
A Public Library in Virginia Beach needed our help. As part of an upgrade of an existing older facility, the library was renovated with new furniture and finishes, including a combination of new and re-used Library shelving and designer end panels to provide a more welcoming design for this very active community library.