Where to get acrylic risers/stands?

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  1. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    Can anyone suggest a good place to get acrylic risers? I don't want figures to be hidden behind the front row in my display case anymore :p 

    I've heard the Ikea shot glass idea and the glued CD cases and what not, but I like a clean look. I've done a couple online searches but without good word of mouth I'm hesitant to use any of the random acrylic fabricators that pop up.

    Ideally I'd like a couple long risers that will hold deluxes and a couple 3 tier staircase style ones for basics.

    So if anyone has recommendations, I'm all ears.
     
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    I've gotten mine from eBay. There are several vendors and they have all sorts of sizes.
     
  3. DeeLux

    DeeLux I love Energon sandwiches

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    Cool thanks! Any pics with TFs on them?
     
  5. Alejandro27

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    I get my acrylic risers from "the container store" look one up to see if you have one in your area.
     
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    Oh Wait you are local, just saw that you also live in LA. There's a container store in Pascadena.
     
  7. Miggytron

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    Do you mean the white, step looking ones for salt and pepper? I've considered those but not sure if I like the look.

    Or do they have clear ones that I missed?
     
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    and office or business supply store may have them?
     
  9. DeeLux

    DeeLux I love Energon sandwiches

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    Just snapped a quick couple pics for ya:

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    The ones I have are actual clear acrylic stands, I found them in the collectibles section of the store. They have stands of different heights.
     
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    Man those are really nice. Will have to look into them! Thanks for providing the link Deelux
     
  12. Miggytron

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    That is tight!

    I didn't like seeing the joints where they fused the pieces together but if you put a bot right in front of the joint it doesn't even matter LOL

    Thanks man. These are much cheaper than the ones that look like they bent a single piece of acrylic.
     
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    Know what I used back in the college days? Cases from cassette tapes, with the papers removed.
     
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    I used to work in plastics and I'd just grab some sheet scraps and chuck them to cut on a CNC overnight. Then I'd come in the next morning and have a nice little shelf kit to assemble. :) 
    I also tried my hand at heat bending sheet plastic to make stands out of a single piece without joins but they never really came out to my satisfaction.
    I don't work in that industry now but I'm suddenly tempted to go buy some acrylic sheets and take another crack at it.
     
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    those would help your display space alot man... that and getting new shelves... :thumb 

    i've been lucky enough to get some acrylics from my job, they're slightly used, but work really well for what i need... i still need more though, hopefully that'll happen soon... since we're clearing out some of the older ones...
     
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    is that an Animated Matrix is see there?
     
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    A store called "The Container Store" has them. I got some from there.
     
  19. DeeLux

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    you got it!
     
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    I use a few empty Ferrero Rocher (Chocolates) cases. They're clear and with the newer rectangular ones, you can use both the lid and the case for a varying size riser.
     

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