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Never Break-up a Jigsaw Again!

The Jigthings storage system lets you keep your jigsaws in their assembled state. No need to break-up puzzles after all that hard work putting them together. On our jigstore storage overview page page you can read about how and why people like to store their completed puzzles. Alternatively, carry on reading this page for a brief history of Jigstores and the sizes of puzzle that they hold.

Features

  • A home for 10 jigsaws
  • Keeps puzzles made-up
  • A jigsaw sandwich!
  • 1000 pieces and under
  • All snug and secure!

Jigstore History

At the time that the first products in the Jigthings range were being developed in the late 1900s, Lisa and Colin King were introduced to a wonderful group of people who had got together in 1985 to form an organization known as the BCD - the 'Benevolent Confraternity of Dissectologists' no less! This lively, eccentric group had formed the organization specifically for lovers of jigsaw puzzles. They still flourish today so do please take a look at the BCD website and join them if you have a passion for puzzles.

The BCD are renowned for their hospitable events and enthusiasts travel to various locations throughout the country to 'show and tell' about puzzles, exchange views and ideas and sell puzzles that are surplus to requirements. They mainly concern themselves with hand-cut wooden jigsaws but there are also some dedicated collectors of cardboard puzzles.

At the first BCD event that Lisa and Colin attended they were astonished to find so many puzzle aficionados who retained jigsaw puzzles in their made-up state. Even more amazing was the plethora of different ideas for transporting puzzles around. There were wooden cases, cardboard cases, wooden doors, plastic sheets, plywood sheets, hardboard sheets, puzzles on cardboard sheets enveloped in cling-film and some beautiful tailor-made wooden boxes that must have cost a fortune to build.

It occurred to Lisa and Colin that if so many people had a need to keep puzzles assembled then maybe there was a niche to be explored for manufacturing something that was made for the job but not too expensive.

After two years thought and much discussion it was decided that the best way to store and transport puzzles in an economical way required just 3 elements: firstly a sturdy cardboard box of the right size, secondly flat cardboard sheets with which to make a 'puzzle sandwich' and thirdly easy-fix straps to keep the sandwich together. Jigstore had arrived. Just why it took 2 years to fathom it out is still a mystery to all concerned!

Puzzle Sizes for Jigstore

Jigstores contain up to 10 puzzles each measuring up to 702mm x 510mm (27.5" x 20.5")

To the best of our knowledge all the 'standard' 500 and 1,000 piece puzzles from European manufacturers will fit happily in a Jigstore. However, a few American manufacturers make puzzles that are just a little too large as are a few of the 'shaped' puzzles that are so popular in the U.S.A.

The table below endeavours to clarify which puzzles up to 1,000 pieces from various manufacturers will fit and which will not. You might also find it a useful reference when you need to know the size of cardboard jigsaws for other purposes.

 

Manufacturer No. of Pieces  Length in mm   Height in mm  Fits Jigstore
AA Jigsaws 500                   490                  360 Yes
Buffalo Games Inc 500                   540                  381 Yes
Buffalo Games Inc 1000                   679                  502 Yes
Buffalo Games Inc 1026                   686                  508 Yes
Castorland 500                   458                  330 Yes
Castorland 1000                   680                  470 Yes
Ceaco 500                   686                  508 Yes
Celtic/Tailton Puzzles 500                   480                  365 Yes
Celtic/Tailton Puzzles 1000                   667                  489 Yes
Citadel Puzzles 500                   510                  350 Yes
Citadel Puzzles 1000                   685                  490 Yes
Clementoni Jigsaws 500                   485                  335 Yes
Clementoni Jigsaws 1000                   678                  478 Yes
Cobble Hill 500                   610                  457 Yes
Cobble Hill 1000                   667                  489 Yes
Crown and Andrews Pty Ltd 500                   483                  330 Yes
Editions Ricordi Arte 500                   500                  400 Yes
Educa Jigsaws 500                   458                  330 Yes
Educa Jigsaws 1000                   686                  490 Yes
Falcon/Jumbo Puzzles 500                   508                  356 Yes
Falcon/Jumbo Puzzles 1000                   681                  490 Yes
FX Schmid 500                   610                  457 Yes
Geopuzzles 500                   483                  406 Yes
Gibsons Games 250                   483                  356 Yes
Gibsons Games 500                   440                  305 Yes
Gibsons Games 1000                   685                  490 Yes
Great American Puzzle Factory 500                   610                  457 Yes
Great American Puzzle Factory 1000                   678                  490 Yes
Hasbro 500                   508                  356 Yes
Heye Puzzles 529                   384                  384 Yes
Heye Puzzles 1000                   681                  480 Yes
House of Puzzles 500                   483                  343 Yes
House of Puzzles 1000                   686                  483 Yes
James Hamilton/Grovely 500                   480                  350 Yes
JR Puzzles 500                   480                  350 Yes
JR Puzzles 1000                   691                  480 Yes
King International Puzzles 500                   680                  480 Yes
King International Puzzles 1000                   671                  480 Yes
Masterpieces 500                   483                  330 Yes
Masterpieces 1000                   679                  489 Yes
Otter House 1000                   685                  490 Yes
Photomosaic 500                   616                  381 Yes
Photomosaic 1000                   679                  502 Yes
Piatnik 500                   480                  360 Yes
Piatnik 1000                   675                  441 Yes
Pomegranate 500                   610                  460 Yes
Ravensburger Jigsaws 500                   483                  356 Yes
Schmidt 500                   475                  320 Yes
Schmidt 1000                   693                  495 Yes
Serendipity 500                   457                  305 Yes
Serendipity 1000                   686                  508 Yes
Springbok 500                   597                  457 Yes
SunsOut Puzzles 500                   483                  330 Yes
SunsOut Puzzles 1000                   686                  508 Yes
Susan Prescot 500                   490                  490 Yes
Susan Prescot 1000                   685                  490 Yes
Trefl 500                   480                  340 Yes
Trefl 1000                   681                  480 Yes
Wasgij 500                   490                  350 Yes
Wasgij 1000                   680                  490 Yes
White Mountain Puzzles 550                   610                  457 Yes





AA Jigsaws 1000                   754                  480 No
Ceaco 1000                   690                  510 No
Crown and Andrews Pty Ltd 748                   830                  310 No
Editions Ricordi Arte 1000                   700                  500 No
Hasbro 1000                   667                  514 No
James Hamilton/Grovely 1000                   719                  508 No
Pomegranate 1000                   737                  508 No
Ravensburger Jigsaws 1000                   701                  500 No
Springbok 1000                   762                  610 No
SunsOut Puzzles 1000                   660                  660 No
White Mountain Puzzles 1000                   760                  610 No

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