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Old 03-03-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Best place for glass cabinets

Im after one or 2 tall glass shelved cabinets, floor standing, about 12 inch or more square,
to fit in the corner of a room as Im itching to have some of my models on display.

anyone got one of these and know of a good place (uk) to get them from

many thanks

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Old 03-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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I seem to recall on a thread ages ago that somebody went to IKEA to get theirs. It was lit and had about three shelves in it and was all glass apart from the top and base. Their PE models looked very good in them. I almost got one until I did the Moon cupboard. Ran to about 30 odd quid.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10011055

This is the one I have and I think many other collector types too. I am sure it's the one you describe as well. Good value and nice looking and easy to put together as well.

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Old 03-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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Yup, those are the ones. If I can put them up (and I'm a bit crocked) then pretty much anyone can. They look nice as well
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:39 PM   #5
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The Ikea ones are great, a few friends have them.
Check out Argos - they have similar cases in various finishes.
http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/st...isplay+cabinet
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #6
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*nods* forgot to add that.

Ikea do excellent hot dogs and food as well though

(says Jamie who always heads straight for the food parts of Ikea whenever he goes. Look at it this way - hot dogs and weird / fun food or orange plastic furniture - it's a simple choice, cheaper and far more edible *smile*)
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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thanks for the advice guys

the ikea one looks pretty much spot on.

just a quick question for those whove got one, what are they like for dust?

and is there any way of getting a few more shelves in there?

I think thats my only concern, but for the price I guess you cant moan.

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Old 03-03-2009, 10:04 PM   #8
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My old place was dust central and hardly any got into the cabinet. Not much got on top either but the large Mk IV Cyberman helmet there probably had something to do with that :-)

The glass shelves rest on the cross pieces going front to back on the side rails. I'm sure someone with more skill and experience than I could suggest a way of adding extra shelves but I'm not sure myself.

They are very good though, it was the first thing I took down when I moved cos it had to come with me
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:12 PM   #9
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The dust thing is something you will have to deal with I'm afraid like we all do with stuff on display(A downside to it for sure!) However this cabinet does a good job of keeping the worst at bay. In terms of whether additional shelves can be added the answer is no. Of course you can have a mess about as has been suggested but I think it was designed for just the three and those are all that is supplied as they fit into the frame work of the cabinet in a specific way. Good luck.
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RE: extra shelves, I have heard of collectors clamping 4 wire rope clamps on to the rod uprights to rest shelves on

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Old 05-03-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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i shall definatley be getting one of them

although while im thinking about it, im after some similar wall cabinets too, would have to be quite deep

again any advice or recommendations I would be very greatfull

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Old 06-03-2009, 06:12 PM   #12
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RE: extra shelves, I have heard of collectors clamping 4 wire rope clamps on to the rod uprights to rest shelves on

I just used aluminium tubing cut to size, lashed them together with oodles of cotton thread then just spray-painted the 'joint' silver. Solid as a rock.
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Rather than a tall glass cabinet does anyone have a supplier for single model cases....suitable for a 12 inch eagle or OO railway engine? I have a nice one already but the company that made it are no longer trading.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:11 AM   #14
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http://www.modellersloft.co.uk/showi...l?itemid=18287



They are great for an action figure standing upright or of course a vehicle laying flat! Pretty cheap and nice enough once the item is inside!
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:25 AM   #15
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I'd love some of those Ikea cabinets, but the cost of getting enough of them to house the collection is prohibitive. $700-800 for the 8 or so I'd need.
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http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10011055

This is the one I have and I think many other collector types too. I am sure it's the one you describe as well. Good value and nice looking and easy to put together as well.

Ditto, me too - and mine needs dusting maybe once every 6 months inside the top every two
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #17
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preHEstoric: You might find what you after here: http://www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk/
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:00 AM   #18
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Yes, the IKEA cabinets are excellent. I just put two of them in my new house last weekend, to house my new Eagle collection. Put lights in them too. This time spotlights with a metal finish (had white ones before).

They don't keep out the dust completely, as there is som space around the door. But it's not a big problem.

I had bought three of these cabinets before that I lost. Together with all the other stuff I bought at IKEA recently I should get a discount now!
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would be great to see some pics of peoples cabinets and collections in them
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:59 PM   #20
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mike Delamar: Except for my 23" Eagle everything else stays out in the open. Boxes always get thrown away too
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