What does your display case look like?

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  1. Mr. Humphreys

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    What does your display case look like?
    Well don't be too disheartened Doug, aside from the door vs. hinges issue, the Nornas was an absolute bear to refinish! I think that the bare pine, although it allowed for more options to customize the finish to your own decor (paint, stain, varnish, etc...), was ok if you were just going to prime and paint it, but it was very time consuming for stain + varnish, or just varnish. If those darn glass doors were more secure, I think I would've bought a few more. They are just not stable!

    The shorter and linear (no legs flaring) fabrikor in dark blue is still a nice case for the price
    https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/fabrikoer-glass-door-cabinet-black-blue-blue-00363171/
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    If you can spend an extra $30, I do highly recommend the Ikea Milsbo
    https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/milsbo-glass-door-cabinet-anthracite-30396448/
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    I bought one of these for my taller (standard size vintage toys) toys. Once you have it secured to the wall with the case braces (provided), it's very stable (the bottom of the legs come with "auto shims, there are adjustable disks under each leg, which allows you to level the case if your floor heights are uneven). It's a great size and holds lots of toys. The doors are heavy duty (relatively speaking!), all corner seams are sealed, the open foot print allows you to vacuum underneath, it's lockable, and is great for taller toys and/or risers. If you are handy with tools, you can add additional shelf supports and add additional glass shelves as well. The product description says it is designed to accommodate Ikea lighting options. The max shelf load is 11 lbs.
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    Oh yeah I dig the Fabrikors, I have 2 short ones and 2 tall ones haha. I just liked the idea of possibly having a few wall-mounted ones and the wood and glass combo was really good in my eyes. Thanks though!
     
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    Well my friend was certainly a busy bee today. During the summer, we visited TAP Plastic, and they had a For-Sale pile. Someone had abandoned a custom-ordered 4 ft x 6 ft acrylic window frame front. It was marked $250 as a remnant sale, and when I asked about it, the salesman kindly took another 50% off the sale price! He said that the person who ordered it paid $550 to have it made and adjusted, and still wasn't happy with it, so he just abandoned it after paying full price! :shock: I had been looking for a giant shadow box to frame my handmade Uglydolls :razz:, and wasn't sure where I was going to find one for a decent price. Needless to say, I snapped up the acrylic window. My friend custom built a frame to fit the window, so it's 5 inches deep (Uglydolls are quite plump :)), and built to open up as a huge box, with 3 heavy hinges and two brass latches. He just finished it this morning, and hung it on the wall. Here is the pic he snapped to surprise me :D

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    Super blurry pic, but here's what it looks like when you open the window front
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    The yellow bookcase below, is what I was describing in a previous post. It was an old beat up but solid wood bookcase. We went to TAP Plastic to get acrylic frontal panes cut for each shelf. You can't really make out the front panes, but you can see the top hinges on each shelf compartment, as well as the magnetic pull (at the bottom). Those panes open from bottom to top. I stuffed in all the Toygraph Racers, but need to ask him to cut risers to fit the full length of each shelf (the ones shown here are short, because it was all I had on hand). Layout is in progress, not permanent, so it's looking pretty empty.... for now! :razz:
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    Inspired by @djkemp 's recent single-color shots of his minis, I tried out grouping my sofubi by color:
     

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