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Old 07-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Custom Risers for IKEA Detolf Shelves

Originally Posted by TacomaPrime View Post
I'm [going to] get some of these from bed bath and beyond. [These are] cheaper than at amazon, plus they take coupons!
Copco Non-Skid Cabinet Organizer - Bed Bath & Beyond
I have about six (6) of these! I use them in my Detolf cases, but, be warned: they have a VERY LOW rise, and the figures behind are barely lifted into sight. [However] they do fit perfectly in to the width of a Detolf shelf.

Painted Black:

Here's a [photo] of an empty one in [of] my Detolfs:

It will work out if you have different size classes displayed on them, Voyager, Deluxe, and Scout:

But since I was displaying mostly deluxe sized figs, I knew I had some work to do. Here's a pic with 2 figs of the same size class, the one behind is barely visible:

I purchased some Black Paint (Krylon Fusion), Some Styrofoam all from Wal*mart.

Cut 2 pieces the same width and depth of the stair, and painted them black to blend in, (also cut a piece to prop up Grimlock unpainted to show difference). The white Styrofoam was from a TFSOURCE shipment:

Styrofoam is so versatile, and so customizable for displays [that] I have it all throughout my displays! Windcharger was pushing Ironhide out of the display, and the glass doors wouldn't close.
So I cut a piece out to slide him into, and voila! All is groovy now! (I just need to paint white Styrofoam black):

The total cost is about $12.50/ea., if you do two (2) of these styled risers. Compared to getting customized acrylic risers for $30+, it's quite the deal.]

[I hope] this can help anyone trying to use these in there displays. Feel free to contact at me if you have any questions.

Originally Posted by Big Dawg
just watch out spraying the white Styrofoam with spray paint- the alcohol will melt it!
[Yeah I] should of mentioned, [spray with] a couple of light coats, and spray from a distance, or (as Big Dawg said), it will melt like cotton candy and water!
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