Iron Man Cave's Collection

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  1. pidge1114

    pidge1114 Well-Known Member

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    I just redid my Transformers shelves. I ditched the old Detolfs and made use of some Ikea Billy Bookcases and then customized them to fit my collection.

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    In addition to my Transformers, I have a variety of other lines in my Man Cave, including a large collection of Hot Toys, Legos and Voltron:

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    Regarding the custom Billy Bookcases, I figured I'd share what I did:

    1. Started with 1 large and 2 small Billy Bookcases, and staggered shelves based on my intended setup
    2. Prewired all the shelves with 4 sets of this LED Light kit from Amazon
    3. Set up all light strips as far to the front of the shelves as possible
    4. Added thin shelf planks to block the light bleeding, as well as floor and crown molding
    5. Closed up the gaps in between shelves with same thin planking
    6. Caulked, primed and painted to match existing molding in my room

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    I wound up going this route after struggling with finding the right glass cabinet to house my collection. Detolfs were great for awhile, but I wanted something more unified without having to keep adding more cabinets. I also looked into a giant glass cabinet/curio cabinet, but costs were so high that I was turned off by that route. All in, this custom bookshelf cost me $150 from Ikea, $100 for the lights, and $75 in wood.

    Hope you enjoy!
     

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  2. waflhaus91

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    This is awesome! This inspires me to try something similar when I move into my new house and get some Billy's.
     
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    Looks great! Loving that Voltron statue.
     
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    Very impressive! I will be taking note of how you did your Billys.
     
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    This looks great! I'll be expanding my displays soon and looking for ideas, so thanks for posting.
     
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    veeeeeeeeeery good !!! nice!
     
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    Smokeyoreo18 Is waiting for the TF7 set photos

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    Amazing display and collection!
     
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    So if you don't mind me asking, how did you secure the planks and molding to the cases? Could you easily take them off if you needed to move the entire assembly?
     
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    So I built this as a more permanent solution...integrated into my base molding on the walls. The planks and molding are nailed to the shelves but done so conservatively if I ever need to remove down the road. I also made sure the power cable is at the top of the shelf where everything plugs in, just in case I need to troubleshoot one of the lights.
     
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    Smart thinking. I may end up doing something very similar in my new house once I get my Billy's ordered.