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    Default Has anyone ever tried to raise a Detolf?

    I'd love a way to raise my Detolf up by say 10-12". Has anyone tried to raise theirs? Maybe with a wood cube or something...

    Thanks

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    not a dedicated raiser but here is what I did

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    I plan on getting some "feet" to screw in and raise it up about 5 inches. The case shakes when it lays flat on the floor where I have it so I need to minimize that.
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    @Geil That looks cool. Thanks for posting.

    @Wor-Gar please let us know how that turns out with pics. I might be interested in doing that.

    Anyone else?
    Last edited by HollandX; 02-01-2011 at 01:40 PM.

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    Ok I went on a Google trip today and found lots of examples of people who have raised their Detolfs. Here are my findings thus far...

    Group Displays

    Apparently 3 Detolfs fit on the IKEA Lack TV stand. The good news is that by buying an IKEA product, the color wood will match your Detolf perfectly. The bad news is that as you can see, the Lack is starting to bow in the middle. As the original poster said, "I added some reinforcement!! This pic is old."

    According to IKEA, the Lack can support weight up to 143lb/65kg. Three Detolfs total 267lb/121.2kg plus what's inside.

    I love the fact the Lack is only $49.99 and I love the fact the wood color will match the Detolfs. My only grumbles are 1.) I wish it held four Detolfs, not three. 2.) No matter if he held three or four, I wish it was sized to fit them better 3.) I'd be scared that I wasn't reinforcing it properly and they would all come crashing down.

    If you like military memorabilia, check out this link. He has a cool collection. As for the Detolf risers, he apparently had a custom bookcase built to perfectly fit 4 Detolfs. Total cost? $400 for materials plus $500 for labor. Ouch. Looks awesome, but way out of my ballpark.

    This one looks great. The wood matches the Detolf close enough, and it just about perfectly fits 4. I wish I knew where he got it from, and if it comes in a darker color as I have the black-brown Detolfs.

    Another custom case, this one perfectly sized to fit two Detolfs across and DVD storage high.

    Last, but certainly not least. My absolute favorite of the group displays from what I found. It's a custom riser that fits 4 Detolfs perfectly, and pretty much matches the wood as far as I can tell. The best part to me are the drawers. I could hide extra clothes, accessories, and heads in there. Argh, I want this.


    Single Displays

    This is the only example I could find of risers on a per case basis, and they look awesome! They fit the Detolf, they look sturdy, and the wood color matches! These are the property of Paul Kaiju from an event he did in NYC in 2008. I don't know where he got them from. He actually has a blog I found. http://paulkaiju.com/blog/ Maybe one of you is brave enough to post on his blog and ask him? I want these. I wonder if they could act as a drawer or cabinet, or if by hollowing them out you lose all stability...
    Last edited by HollandX; 02-17-2011 at 08:18 AM.

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    These aren't as high as I would like, but they're only $10 for 2. I wonder if they would work for a Detolf.



    BESTÃ…
    Leg, adjustable
    $10.00 / 2 pack

    Adjustable feet for stability on uneven floors. BESTÃ… legs make it easier to keep the surface under your storage clean.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80134190

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    I built my own platform for 4 detolfs. It raises them about 9 inches which is a huge improvement.





    It should be easy enough to build single risers if you're comfortable with tools. I think I might have put a total of $40 bucks in materials.

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    Nope never tried to raise one, always got mine full grown.
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    I went to a kitchen cabinet place and asked how much for basically one cabinet @ the exact dimensions, with a door in the front and a shelf inside. They qouted me for $240! I think I'll have to try to make some myself. I would love for it to raise the bottom shelf 15 inches.

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