Detolf Prop Displays

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  1. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    Who has some IKEA Detolf Shelves? Post pics so I can get ideas for a cool display.

    I just stick stuff in it but I'm sure there is a better way.

    This is one I found online and is kind of what I might do unless I find a better way.

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  2. breen2057

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    why don't you post pics of your shelves so we can see what kind of things you want to display. like are the things big or small, have a common theme or random things from various movies. it would help to see what you have.
     
  3. franz bolo

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    Random stuff mostly. I'll take a pic of what I have later tonight. Mostly a mix of helmets, models, light sabers, 3A toys etc.
     
  4. TazMan2000

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    Keep in mind that the shelves are not adjustable and some larger helmets will not fit, like the Rubies Supreme Vader. But a good value for an outstanding shelf.

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  5. Damezz

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    I use 4 steel wire clamps (6mm) per shelf (fastened on the vertical posts) to place the shelf at every height I wish. A lot of people do so.
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  6. Damezz

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    Example how the clamps are placed...
     
  7. TazMan2000

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    I do see how the clamps come in useful, however, it does ruin the clean look of the shelf a bit, IMO. This shelf would be perfect if it was a few more inches deeper and wider...along with adjustable shelf support.

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  8. franz bolo

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    Those clamps are a good idea. I saw a guy modify it another way which looked pretty good.

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    "Here is my mod to add an additional shelf to my Ikea Detolf.

    I used:
    8-32 threaded rod cut to 12.75"
    Nylon L brackets
    Nylon cylinders
    8-32 nuts
    Glass or Plexiglas cut to 15" x 11.5"
    I got everything at Lowes, but they are common parts to any hardware store.
    Attach the threaded rod with the L brackets as shown. The little cylinders are to keep the glass off the threads, but are not essential.

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  9. franz bolo

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    Here's what I have so far. A few things I stuck in there just to fill it up.

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  10. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have one or two Detolfs.....

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    I would highly recommend getting some helmet stands (chrome kitchen towel holders) for your lids.
     
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  11. Philly

    Philly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So that's why they never have any in stock when I visit :D

    There was a guy on here that joined 2 together, it looked pretty sweet.
     
  12. Luke0312

    Luke0312 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not sure if someone else did it as well, but here's the cabinet I did with two detolfs, some MDF, a bit of trim, and some extra hardware I had lying around.

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=231160&highlight=detolf
     
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  13. franz bolo

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    Howlrunner, good idea with the helmet and the figure!! I'll have to try that.

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  14. franz bolo

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    Added some new stuff.

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  16. weaselflinger

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    A few of these are just place holders for now...[​IMG]
     
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  17. franz bolo

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    Cool, what type of lighting is available for these things? I see a hole at the top for a cord or something.
     
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  19. franz bolo

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    Wow, only 3 or 4 Detolf displays???
     
  20. franz bolo

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    What do people use for displaying the helmets on? I've seen paper towel racks used before.
     
  21. franz bolo

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    Found one at Target. It makes the helmet sit a lot better.

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  23. franz bolo

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    Yeah, I put a couple paper towels in the dome to raise it slightly. The metal looks great though. This is a $99 Rubies so glad the Vader folks didn't comment!! :p
     

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