I cannot remember when I first decided that I must have a plan chest, but it was many years ago now. This longing falls into the obsession I have with storage - something my husband suffers from too. Unfortunately a plan chest is by nature a big beast, and I have never had room for one. But I think I may have overcome the desire because I encountered IKEA's Alex drawers on castors.
I bought two of these - they store paper up to A2 size - and love them. One stores paper, and the other stores small stitched work. Now I have acquired two more for storing prints. They move so easily, they fit under tables, and the drawers are just the right size for my needs. Only if I ever start making larger prints will I again start thinking dreamily about a plan chest.
The irritation was my husband's: one piece was cut wrong, and he valiantly spent a three hour round trip to IKEA to have it replaced - with no blink of an apology that they had sold a defective item.
My purchase - incredibly cheap - bonus was a dish drainer which is perfect for holding my vinyl (lino) plates after cleaning off the washable ink, with the cutlery compartment ideal for the dripping implements.
I look forward to using all this newly acquired stuff, but meantime it's serious tennis watching time, so the work is confined to hand stitching.