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    That really is a beautiful display. Are those shelf extenders on top giving you the fourh shelf? I wonder if my ceiling is tall enough for that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent0028 View Post
    That really is a beautiful display. Are those shelf extenders on top giving you the fourh shelf? I wonder if my ceiling is tall enough for that...
    Yes those are height extension units. Actually what the units Im using are as follows:

    I have a double 75" cabinet on the left with a height extension unit on top. In the middle I have a special modified single height extension unit on the bottom and a single 75" cabinet on top of that. On the right is actually 4 height extension units stacked on top of each other one with the bottom one being modified for the Speeder Bike.

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    that looks really good Jason, what did you do with the acrylic cases you had the p.f.'s in?

    No more detolfs either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent23 View Post
    that looks really good Jason, what did you do with the acrylic cases you had the p.f.'s in?

    No more detolfs either?
    I actually took the cases and rapped them up with plastic wrap and are storing them. The Detolfs are in another room but I hope to replace those soon as well. I would really like to sell the Detolfs to someone local.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2885 View Post
    Yes those are height extension units. Actually what the units Im using are as follows:

    I have a double 75" cabinet on the left with a height extension unit on top. In the middle I have a special modified single height extension unit on the bottom and a single 75" cabinet on top of that. On the right is actually 4 height extension units stacked on top of each other one with the bottom one being modified for the Speeder Bike.
    Hi there - I was wondering if you could elaborate a little on the "modifications" that you're referring to.

    I'm trying to visualize exactly what you've used here.

    Double, single, double?.

    On the top of the left double, you have what exactly (link?)

    On the bottom of your single (middle), you've modified which item, and how?

    On the right, it's not a double, it's four what?

    Again, I appreciate it. I can't even locate the link for the singles and doubles, so any help is appreciated.

    Thanks. Your display looks fantastic!

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    Okay here is a little more detail explanation of all that I have here:

    On the left I have this
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70137189 with this
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40137195 on top of it.

    The middle is made up of the following
    The bottom portion uses pieces from all of the following( Im going to say what pieces directly below the link):
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102157
    The whole thing except the back piece of cardboard (you will still use it except in the back of the other two pieces once I put them together.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102143
    the outside sides of the cabinet.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40102105
    the bottom and top pieces of this cabinet.

    To build it I took the top and bottom of pieces of
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40102105 and this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102157 and screwed them together using a handy little tool that I have no clue what it is called but it is like a little guide that allows you to drill a nice clean hole into the wood and then put a screw in it. Here is an example on a crappy bookcase I made for my office at school except you are attaching both top parts together.


    I put like 6 screws each in the top and bottom pieces. The beauty is that you will not see any of this once you get it put together with a case on top of it.
    Then on top of my modified case I put one of these:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90137193


    As for the right hand side I have 4 of these stacked on top of each other. I used the bottom one modified for the Scout and Bike.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40137195

    The modification I made to the bottom one was cutting the middle piece. I cut it twice. The first I used for the back is just the back of thing turned around. The front is left the way that it is just cut. I put that one in there so I could make it more air tight and give more support.

    This may still be confusing and I will try and come up with a better way to clarify it. I will also post what I did to get my Fell Beast vs Eagle Statue in one later. I dont thing it turned out as well as I hoped for but it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2885 View Post
    Okay here is a little more detail explanation of all that I have here:

    On the left I have this
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70137189 with this
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40137195 on top of it.

    The middle is made up of the following
    The bottom portion uses pieces from all of the following( Im going to say what pieces directly below the link):
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102157
    The whole thing except the back piece of cardboard (you will still use it except in the back of the other two pieces once I put them together.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102143
    the outside sides of the cabinet.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40102105
    the bottom and top pieces of this cabinet.

    To build it I took the top and bottom of pieces of
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40102105 and this http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50102157 and screwed them together using a handy little tool that I have no clue what it is called but it is like a little guide that allows you to drill a nice clean hole into the wood and then put a screw in it. Here is an example on a crappy bookcase I made for my office at school except you are attaching both top parts together.


    I put like 6 screws each in the top and bottom pieces. The beauty is that you will not see any of this once you get it put together with a case on top of it.
    Then on top of my modified case I put one of these:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90137193


    As for the right hand side I have 4 of these stacked on top of each other. I used the bottom one modified for the Scout and Bike.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40137195

    The modification I made to the bottom one was cutting the middle piece. I cut it twice. The first I used for the back is just the back of thing turned around. The front is left the way that it is just cut. I put that one in there so I could make it more air tight and give more support.

    This may still be confusing and I will try and come up with a better way to clarify it. I will also post what I did to get my Fell Beast vs Eagle Statue in one later. I dont thing it turned out as well as I hoped for but it works.
    Thanks for taking the time Jason, I appreciate it.

    So for the left, you have the double wide and one extender, but just removed all the shelves in the extender, and all but two in the double wide. That gives you eight equally sized spaces.

    Does the Grievous not fit in one of those equally sized pieces?

    I'm wondering because I was curious as to why you needed to alter anything.

    As for the right, is there a reason you didn't just to the same that you did for the left? (One double wide, and one extension shelf?)

    I'm not sure I follow some of what you're saying, but I'm wondering why you wouldn't have:

    double wide with extension on top
    single shelf with extension on top
    double wide with extension on top

    And remove the middle shelf for one of them to accommodate the Biker Scout.

    Was it the Greivous?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrimarrko View Post
    Thanks for taking the time Jason, I appreciate it.

    So for the left, you have the double wide and one extender, but just removed all the shelves in the extender, and all but two in the double wide. That gives you eight equally sized spaces.
    Yes that is what I did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orrimarrko View Post
    Does the Grievous not fit in one of those equally sized pieces?
    With Grievous he will not fit with all 4 sabers because he is too deep basically I made the unit deeper by doing that thus allowing me to keep all 4 sabers in. I think this may also work for peoples Hulk PF as long as his height wasnt an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orrimarrko View Post
    As for the right, is there a reason you didn't just to the same that you did for the left? (One double wide, and one extension shelf?)
    There is no reason that I really did that other than that I already had a bunch of them with doors on them so I didnt have to change the doors so it worked out well. I could have made the Speeder Bike shelf and then put one of the tall units on top of that but it kind of made me a little nervous for some reason. Also I really didnt want to have to pick the speeder bike up over my head

    Quote Originally Posted by Orrimarrko View Post
    I'm not sure I follow some of what you're saying, but I'm wondering why you wouldn't have:

    double wide with extension on top
    single shelf with extension on top
    double wide with extension on top

    And remove the middle shelf for one of them to accommodate the Biker Scout.
    By doing the Grievous mod it gives the set a little more surface area on the floor which is always good for tipping concerns. I dont think you are suppose to stack them this high. I just realized I could and now I can get alot more display space. It sucks to put something in the cases up that high and getting doors on that high one kind of sucks.

    You could do that as well here is what I did with my Life-Size busts:


    I need to actually make a depth extension for the bottom to allow the Gamorrean Guard to face forward in the case and attach Salacious tail. Im going to put more cases on the right of this case for more life size bust and lsb.

    Also with tall Besta units you can also fit 5 of these doors which are 15" high which would be perfect for 12" figures. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40103553 I find these doors all the time at my IKEA as-is for between $3 and $5.
    Last edited by jason2885; 07-11-2010 at 02:15 PM.

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    I need to go to IKEA eventually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason2885 View Post
    Yes that is what I did.


    With Grievous he will not fit with all 4 sabers because he is too deep basically I made the unit deeper by doing that thus allowing me to keep all 4 sabers in. I think this may also work for peoples Hulk PF as long as his height wasnt an issue.


    There is no reason that I really did that other than that I already had a bunch of them with doors on them so I didnt have to change the doors so it worked out well. I could have made the Speeder Bike shelf and then put one of the tall units on top of that but it kind of made me a little nervous for some reason. Also I really didnt want to have to pick the speeder bike up over my head



    By doing the Grievous mod it gives the set a little more surface area on the floor which is always good for tipping concerns. I dont think you are suppose to stack them this high. I just realized I could and now I can get alot more display space. It sucks to put something in the cases up that high and getting doors on that high one kind of sucks.

    You could do that as well here is what I did with my Life-Size busts:


    I need to actually make a depth extension for the bottom to allow the Gamorrean Guard to face forward in the case and attach Salacious tail. Im going to put more cases on the right of this case for more life size bust and lsb.

    Also with tall Besta units you can also fit 5 of these doors which are 15" high which would be perfect for 12" figures. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40103553 I find these doors all the time at my IKEA as-is for between $3 and $5.
    Interesting.

    Man you must have almost three grand in the shelving units and doors alone. Wow.

    I was nervous about the Grevious not being able to fit. Looks like he may get a special acrylic case or something.

    Thanks for taking the time, I appreciate it.

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