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dr2red
09-18-2005, 01:17 PM
I am considering using the Ikea Billy storage units but wondered how
they looked displaying the figures such as 1/6 size.

Thanks

BDboystoys
09-18-2005, 02:15 PM
i think i have one, ill check 4 ya!

BDboystoys
09-18-2005, 02:17 PM
Its excellent, its what I use. I only have an really old photo sorry! It doesnt do the cabinet justice.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b396/BDboystoys/collection/126_2603.jpg[/QUOTE]

dr2red
09-18-2005, 04:31 PM
Which cabinet is it?
The Billy is like a bookcase that you can put glasses
doors on.

Mini-Rock
09-18-2005, 05:11 PM
I used the BILLY bookcases for my OT display when I first moved into my new home (second pic down).
http://www.axiomaudio.com/global/wallofame/Luis1.jpg

I ended up going with the open back JOURNALIST shelving so that more light could get in, but the BILLY's make great cabinets when you add the doors to them. I know John (jhyphen @ RS) also uses the BILLY bookcases. You can see his HERE. (http://www.jhyphen.com/scrapbook/view_details.asp?id=60000018)

pordey2
09-18-2005, 06:00 PM
This is some of my collection in Billy bookshelves from Ikea. Oak colored and no doors.
http://www.romerike.com/konkurranse/images/forum/shelf.jpg

(Sorry about the crappy quality, had to use a camcorder, since my dig.cam is broken)

dr2red
09-18-2005, 09:19 PM
Your displays are great.
I am very impressed with the quality of
items you all have.
Certainly helps me decide what kind of
display to do.
I have 13 1/6 figures with more on the way
and I need lots of space to show them off.
Plus my husband wants the boxes off the
dinning room table.

Thanks again

inkster
09-18-2005, 09:53 PM
Here's my Billy bookcase with glass door and shelves. I got the door to keep pet hair and dust out.

http://img310.imageshack.us/img310/8113/shelf19uu.th.jpg (http://img310.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shelf19uu.jpg)

I perfer displaying my 1/6 in a Detolf case (BDboystoys' case).

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/8210/shelf26uf.th.jpg (http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shelf26uf.jpg)

Fubeca
09-18-2005, 10:33 PM
Hey inkster nice Bawls!

Where did you get the second display?

inkster
09-18-2005, 11:02 PM
Hi Fubeca. I brought it from Ikea. The price is pretty good and it dent in your wallet compared to others I have seen.
http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=12&langId=-1&productId=11638

BDboystoys
09-18-2005, 11:25 PM
im hopefully gonna get another soon, to fit all my buffy's in (i hv more now than in the pic b4)

inkster where did you get that light? mine didnt come with one!

inkster
09-18-2005, 11:56 PM
The display light is sold separately. This is what I'm using: http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=12&langId=-1&productId=46917
It comes in single or 2-pack.

BDboystoys
09-19-2005, 01:35 AM
Thanks! I'll go get that soon! It really improves the look. But would it affect the figs?

TolkienCollector
09-19-2005, 02:11 AM
Great thread peeps :google I've been pondering the display cabinet problem fer some time now, but hadn't noticed the Detolf @ Ikea :banana That's me decided :cool: All I gotta do now is get the room organised. I was gonna buy everyfing else at Ikea, so this is the icing on the cake:D

It'll be some time B4 this happens, but I'll be going to Ikea again soon to get ideas. :clap:clap:clap

TC

Doomhammer
09-20-2005, 12:07 PM
Inkster, those look great! Can you tell me how much space there is between the shelves? Is the height adjustable?

inkster
09-21-2005, 12:28 AM
Thanks! I'll go get that soon! It really improves the look. But would it affect the figs?

It gets a bit warm in there with the light on and mabye colour fading(?)...but I doubt it. I have the light at the back to avoid directly shining onto the figures.

Doomhammer: Detolf shelf height is 15" for all, non adjustable. With Billy, pegs are used to adjust the height. The shelf shown with figures is 13 1/2". Only the middle shelf is screwed shut.

BDboystoys
09-21-2005, 01:24 AM
The Detolf one DOES have adjustible shelves. The shelves are just glass sheets that can be taken out to fit taller items. The glass sheet just sits on the side frame. Look at the pics. Even on inksters, inkster it looks to me like yours are adjustible just like mine. in fact im pretty certain yours is exactly the same as mine. as you can see in inkster's pic the shelves just sit on the frame.

Thorongil
09-21-2005, 03:58 AM
I use the Billy's as well. One with the glass doors.
They work pretty good and look fairly nice. They shelves are strong and have shown absolutely no signs of deflection (bending) after 2 years.
I need a couple of more billys' now. I also have another Ikea cabinet, I'm not sure of the name though...its a little nicer than the Billy's
Here are a few pics....

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/5135/sept210022vi.th.jpg (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sept210022vi.jpg)

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/875/sept210045do.th.jpg (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sept210045do.jpg)

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/2036/sept210054zs.th.jpg (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sept210054zs.jpg)

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/5724/sept210031as.th.jpg (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sept210031as.jpg)

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/7375/sept210066qe.th.jpg (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sept210066qe.jpg)

GrueSam
09-22-2005, 08:23 AM
Are the welds holding the shelves in the Detolf case strong enough to hold polystone?

I was looking at them in Ikea last week, wondering how strong they are.And, I could've sworn someone on this board had a problem with one of the welds popping and having a very close call... :confused:

Doomhammer
09-22-2005, 01:06 PM
On the ikea site it says the shelves can each carry 13 lb/6 kg. That's not too much imo.
I had a close call like that but it wasn't with an ikea cabinet. I remember posting it on the board, not sure if that's what you're recalling.

Thanks for the comments guys, I need to look into this :banana

BDboystoys
09-25-2005, 09:07 PM
hey inkster, I searched Ikea and I can only find that light in the two pack. Im going to Ikea today to hopefully pick it up, so is it called the NON spotlight with shade? I cant actually find the light on the Ikea Australia but Im goin anyway just to look. thanks
Neil

BDboystoys
09-26-2005, 01:21 AM
Got it!, just putting it in atm, too bad i HAD to get the 2pack, i can only use one. it was pretty expensive too! $35 for the 2. oh well, Im putting it in the back so its not too close to my figs at the top. thanks for the help inkster!

dr2red
10-24-2005, 11:13 AM
Finally went shopping at Ikea but major problem for me with the Detolfs.
To many openings for dust to get in.
I am trying to find something relatively dust proof as I abhor dusting.
Size and design wize they are nice cabinets but I need some other
options that are not too expensive.
Thanks and If anyone has any other options please let me know

Fritz
10-24-2005, 01:29 PM
Finally went shopping at Ikea but major problem for me with the Detolfs.
To many openings for dust to get in...

I use the Detolf and don't have a problem with dust at all. Only place for it to get in really is the front door. My helms have been in there for about 6 months and I don't see any dust in there.

dr2red
10-24-2005, 01:39 PM
We were looking at the floor models and they had a gap of a eighth of an inch
around the door and you could see dust on the shelves. Ist there anyway
to adjust the doors to minimize the gap?
I may have to get them anyway because the store style display cases are
hugely expensive.

Thanks again for the imput.

Fritz
10-24-2005, 01:42 PM
We were looking at the floor models and they had a gap of a eighth of an inch around the door and you could see dust on the shelves...

No, that's about right. Hmmm, maybe my house is just less dusty? :confused:

dr2red
10-24-2005, 01:44 PM
I have a very old house with two big hairly dogs running around creating
all kinds of dirt and dust everywhere.
If only I could train them to vacumm up after themselves.

Fritz
10-24-2005, 02:01 PM
That makes sense. I pulled out all my carpet last year and put in flooring because I hate dust so much. Although you can never totally eliminate the dust, it makes a big difference.

creecher
10-25-2005, 11:44 PM
Hey Dr, the only thing I can suggest is, that you look for some rubber or plastic binding that you could run along the doors to take up the gap. Over here, Ikea is about as cheap as you can get. Any other commercially available display cabinet is just more expensive. Even if you can find some tubing, and slice it open, to form a C shape, to make it fit over the thickness of the glass or whatever, if you know what I mean.

Alternative suggestion. Shave your dogs.

dr2red
01-22-2006, 12:43 PM
I finally broke down and picked up two detolfs.
We put one together today, major construction.
I put in two of these new lights they have and
I like them because they are not overpowering
and are a soft blue called TJUGOFYRAl.
As soon as I put some figures inside I will send pictures
along. I may still pick up a billy display as well but
I will see how the detolfs work out.

Thanks for all of the great advice and example
photos.

hairlesswookiee
01-27-2006, 10:33 AM
man i really hate you guys!!! the closest ikea for me is a good 6-7 hours away. and for something like this i want to see the cabinet / shelves in person before i decide i want to buy it :banghead :banghead . i looked at the billy book cases on the website-- what are the differences in the sizes?? one is 15 3/4 x 41 3/4"
and the other is 15 3/4 x 79 1/2"

--i think im gonna get a couple detolfs for my increasing 12" collections (because the shelves can only handle so much weight). and one or two of the billy cabinets maybe with the glass doors.

noelleon69
01-27-2006, 10:54 AM
The Detolf one DOES have adjustible shelves. The shelves are just glass sheets that can be taken out to fit taller items. The glass sheet just sits on the side frame. Look at the pics. Even on inksters, inkster it looks to me like yours are adjustible just like mine. in fact im pretty certain yours is exactly the same as mine. as you can see in inkster's pic the shelves just sit on the frame.
i guess different people has their own interpretation of the meaning adjustable. you mean it is because the glass shelves are not fixed to the frame and thus can be taken out.

but i think most people would probably see adjustable as the shelves being able to shift in height along sides. in this case the detolf isnt adjustable.

usually weight specifications are just estimates. i once put 5 weapon sets on one shelf i think and had no problem at all. but it's not so much on the weight with statues, the space for the detolf cabinet is so small, one probably can only fit a statue on a shelf.

hairlesswookiee
01-27-2006, 01:29 PM
^^^ that makes sense. i would be scared to put more than one statue on a glass shelf anyways. the more i look at pictures of the billy shelves with and without the doors the more i think they look great.

BANNED FROM THE RANCH
12-27-2010, 08:32 PM
The Billy bookcases are perfect for 1/6 scale and some SS comiquettes. I also picked up some strip lighting from Lowes. Have actually been thinking about picking up some automotive LEDs that I saw in AutoZone.

civiclx
01-12-2011, 07:07 PM
The Billy bookcases are perfect for 1/6 scale and some SS comiquettes. I also picked up some strip lighting from Lowes. Have actually been thinking about picking up some automotive LEDs that I saw in AutoZone.

Glad you resurrected this thread before I did:yess::lol Would love to see pictures of the lighting that you do for your cases:)