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DETOLF

xwingpilotxwingpilot 577 miles from BillundPosts: 650
edited May 18 in Collecting
I'm considering moving my collection from two deep shelves to an IKEA DETOLF cabinet.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/storage-furniture/cabinets-sideboards/detolf-glass-door-cabinet-black-brown-art-10119206/

I know the UCS X-wing isn't going to fit in (I haven't seen any cabinet with internal dimensions big enough), but I assume the top of the cabinet is flat so it'll stand on top okay?

What have others done about lighting? The recommended LEDBERG light is a single, designed to fit under the top surface. Have others used this? I thought about having a light under each shelf but given that they're glass I thought all the extra wiring would be a bit unsightly.

How about UV protection, has anyone used UV film on a glass display cabinet to protect their collection?

Opinions and photos of LEGO on display in DETOLF cabinets welcome :)

Comments

  • TheFewTheFew EnglandPosts: 429
    I have the Detolf with a single light. For uv protection i just keep it out of direct sunlight and hope that is enough. On a shelf i have two vw campers and on another the new vw beetle and the Ferrari f40. So that should give an idea of size.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaPosts: 674
    I have two of those cabinets that I used to display other collectibles and recently have been used to display LEGO.

    I also keep it far away from sunlight, so I hope it is not an option. I do not have a light on it either.

    I am in the process of rearranging my displayed sets, but currently, one of the cabinets hosts modular buildings and the other one City and Nexo Knights sets.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaPosts: 481
    I have a Detolf without lights. It houses my Haunted House, Frozen display, and an assortment of other stuff both LEGO and non-LEGO related. So far it's pretty good, except that the gaps in the sides do let a fair amount of dust in. I remedied that by getting window gap brush seals. It's also blocked from sunlight by a large Billy bookcase I placed right next to it.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot 577 miles from BillundPosts: 650
    I don't plan on putting it in direct sunlight, but thought maybe applying UV film to the glass before assembly might be a worthwhile upgrade?
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamPosts: 332
    I also have one of these. They weigh a ton and are a pain to build by yourself! They are great for showing off modular buildings but the width is a bit limiting and the shelf locations are fixed. Still worth having one or two of these.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandPosts: 429


    I also have one of these. They weigh a ton and are a pain to build by yourself! They are great for showing off modular buildings but the width is a bit limiting and the shelf locations are fixed. Still worth having one or two of these.



    They are ace for the price however!!
    SeanTheCollector
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USPosts: 222
    Has anyone put one of these on wheels? I have one but haven't assembled it yet because of the weight and I'm not sure of its final location.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTPosts: 701
    Here's a link to an album I put together of random LEGO since I came out of my Dark Age. I've got two Detolf cabinets with some cheap wire-frame storage boxes stuck between them, stuck in the middle of an old entertainment center. Pix of the Detolf cabinets start around 11 rows down the page. Please pardon the redundant pictures, I have not taken the time to tidy up the folder.

    https://goo.gl/photos/N753wMJA14NLJRG8A


    catwrangler
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioPosts: 1,047
    I was just shopping these as well for a my action figure display. Will be in a finished basement, so I'm not worried about UV.  Seems like a great display cabinet for the price.
  • FauchFauch FrancePosts: 1,536
    the link in the original post says 43cm. it looks small in pics. it should be big enough to fit the original quinjet?
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot 577 miles from BillundPosts: 650
    edited May 20




    I don't plan on putting it in direct sunlight, but thought maybe applying UV film to the glass before assembly might be a worthwhile upgrade?

    Having looked into this it seems like the hassle and expense might not be worth it. UV is only supposed to be responsible for about 40% of fading and yellowing, and standard glass stops 95% of UV-A and about 25% of UV-B, so being behind an extra pane of glass should protect it more than being on an open shelf anyway.


    Fauch said:


    the link in the original post says 43cm. it looks small in pics. it should be big enough to fit the original quinjet?

    I believe the internal dimensions of each shelf are 34cm deep x 39cm wide x 38cm high.
    TheFew
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandPosts: 429
    Useful info. I'm glad my lego room is triple glazed!
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