plexiglass display shelves or boxes

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  1. Zoltaire

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    I was wondering if anyone knew where to get plexiglass/clear boxes or shelves for display purposes. I've been looking around and can't seem to find squat when it comes to clear display items. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. e3nine

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    Hmm...I know that Michael's (and probably other craft stores)...have the clear display boxes for baseballs, footballs and dolls...you may want to try there...for the shelves you may want to try glass...I THINK it's cheaper...and you could go to a glass shop and have them special cut the glass to your dimensions...I did this when I needed a glass top for my fish tank...
     
  4. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ahhhh! Deja vu! :) 

    Not sure they have them in PA, but look up a place called "TAP Plastics", they have a very wide range of plastic products and also do custom jobs. And...they sell Energon cubes in numerous sizes.
     
  5. Zoltaire

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    thanks!
     
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    I'm not so sure about the plastic or plexiglass materials, but I just bought 2 awesome curio cabinets with a light hook up from Big Lots, they were $169 a piece and I grabbed the last two they had left. They have a nice woodgrain, they are about 60" high, 32" wide, and doors on the sides. I spent the afternoon building one of them, and I'll probably finish up the other one tomorrow. Its going to be a while before my TF are in the shelves though b/c I have so many things to move into the new place, and I still have the lovely task of having to pack all my TF's from my parents house. I have hundreds of feet of bubble wrap I got for free, so its all good, but its gonna take a while. I'll get pics up of my collection at some point this summer I hope! Peace.
     
  7. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I got an idea from someone else's collection pics. They bought those 10 gallon fish tanks from Wal-Mart. You can get five of them for $50 and they stack nicely. A clear five shelf display for less than half the cost of the cheapest curio I've ever found.

    **EDIT** Here's the post with the pics http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showpost.php?p=1075568&postcount=21
     
  8. Th0r4z1n3

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    WOW! That fish tank thing is frickin awesome! I'm gonna have to try that.
     
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    i might try something like that for my more valuable transformers, how ever if i put them inside them, then i won't be able to play with them as much any more... hmm

    how strong are they?
     
  10. defstar

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    Pretty strong...they hold about 100 pounds worth of water...
     

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