Friday, July 14, 2017


Okay, so I still haven't cleaned out my painting area to get to my photography stuff or to be able to paint. I have been able to do some modelling, and right now I am focusing on rebasing my Newhammer Chaos for Age of Sigmar and the upcoming Armies on Parade event. One thing I have been able to do, however, is set up a fancy-schmancy glass display cabinet. 

I picked up one of the Ikea Detloff cabinets. I had to add a lock to it as well, since my kids will frequently be playing down there. And despite what that says about "no drill," that lock definitely requires drilling to install! 

I had wanted to add extra shelves using Richard Helliwell's 3D printed shelf clips, but I couldn't find anywhere that would cut me some tempered glass shelves (again, the kids!) for a reasonable price. No one charged less than a new Deloff cabinet for a single shelf! This shocked me because most of the DIY guides said they got new shelves for the $12-19 US range and I was getting quotes in the $80 US range.  So if anyone knows an affordable place to get shelves cut, let me know.

Oh, and a word to the wise, the plastic clips that hold the glass together must go on in a specific way that is easy to overlook. I had a lot of problems that stemmed solely from that.

So anyway, here's the shelf assembled and placed in my basement:

And here it is full of my NEEERRRRDDDD!!!! stuff:

A close-up of some Lego and Transformers:

And what most readers of this blog will want to see, some of my better models, including a front row that I haven't added to the blog yet!


  1. Very nice. Been wanting one of those for years now.

    Good luck finding the glass shelves though - sometimes Ikea itself will have some in their discount section?

    1. They're not available separately at all so the only way that would happen is of they had a damaged unit.

  2. Looks great. I have some of those cabinets myself. Been tempted to add some more shelves. I know Lowes can cut glass for you, but never asked how much it would cost

    1. I don't believe their glass is tempered, and u need safer glass with kids around. Although now that you suggest it, that's probably how people are getting those prices!

  3. Looking good. I'm still trying to figure out the display/storage conundrum. I don't really have a place to put a display cabinet.