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IKEA Detolfs: Customization Gets the Most Bang for Your Buck!

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Old 05-12-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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IKEA Detolfs: Customization Gets the Most Bang for Your Buck!

Here's what I did to customize my IKEA Detolfs to get the most bang for my buck!

Shave the sides and put two (2) of them together - instant custom glass display case for around $140 each!

Here's pictures of how I put it together:

I sawed off the edge of the Detolf boards before putting them together:




I drilled holes and used mending plates, bolts, nuts, and washers to hold the two pieces:




Here's what the bottom side looks like:




. . . . and now, [I'm] putting in the frame for the Detolf:






Add the glass sides, doors, and top pieces!





Top bolted together just like the bottom pieces:




See how small the gap is now between the doors in the front? I can [now] barely stick my finger through, whereas I could fit my whole hand into the original frame [before]:




Now all of my Detolfs stacked side by side in pairs:




Here's a [photo] after I added all the mending plates to all my Detolfs and bolted down the Detolfs to the wall using shelf brackets:




. . . . and now my display room today!

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