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Daribuck Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 8:43 a.m. PST

Hello! I am seeking some ideas for attractive display shelving for thousands of miniatures from "Britains" down to Pico Armor. Is there such a thing? Ideally, I could get a glass display shelf (like from Ikea) but none of them seem to have adjustible shelving, whereby I could buy more shelves, or adjust the heights.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.



14Bore17 Sep 2022 8:58 a.m. PST

There are a few curio cabinets in the family I wish I had for troops and my figures are not anywhere near the figures I see here.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 9:09 a.m. PST

I have always hired handymen to custom build mine. It sounds like an an expensive option, but I have always found it no more expensive than shelving options offered on line or that you find at furniture stores. Once built, I have the glass doors and shelves cut at local glass repair stores (the types that repair windshields). I have never been disappointed with the results. If I could figure out how to post photos on this site, then I would post some of the results.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 10:34 a.m. PST

I have three IKEA 'Billy Oxberg' bookcases with glass doors that house my 28mm collection. I added led strip lighting for all of the shelves, which are all adjustable except for the mid point shelf. You can also buy extra shelves. The price is in CAN dollars.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2022 12:20 p.m. PST

Regarding the Billy bookcases you can drill additional holes for more shelves. The extra pins are available at any DIY store.

Stryderg17 Sep 2022 12:49 p.m. PST

A buddy had a Hot Wheels collection displayed in individual cubes made of plastic, all hung on the wall. He had a LOT of them. Best guess: 1000 on 3 walls, about 3ft high.
Something like this: link
but mounted vertically might work.

Stryderg17 Sep 2022 12:51 p.m. PST

@ Kevin C
You can't post pictures on TMP. You can post them on other sites and post a link to the other site. Google Drive is a good choice if you have a google account.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Sep 2022 4:16 p.m. PST

My neighbor sold this to me a couple years ago. I wish he'd had about five of them.


KeepYourPowderDry17 Sep 2022 10:34 p.m. PST

IKEA Billy bookcases with glass doors might be your starting point.
As already mentioned the middle shelf is fixed, and the rest of the shelves are adjustable. Extra shelf 'pins' are available to buy elsewhere.

What about fitting strip lighting to the inside of the top of the unit, and underneath the middle shelf. As for the rest of the shelves? Ditch them and ask your local glass supplier to cut you new shelves from safety glass (don't forget to ask for bevelled front edges.
Probably a lot cheaper than having something custom made

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