Figure Display Shelves


I was thinking of making use of empty wall space to display some more (future) figures.

These glass wall shelves from IKEA look decent for their price. 31.125″ x 7.5″ for $19.99 and 46.875″ x 10.25″ for $24.99.

The bracket is made of anodized aluminum while the shelf is tempered/safety glass. It doesn’t come with fasteners so I guess I would be using nails since the glass might make it too heavy for thumbtacks.

Seems like an efficient solution to making use of extra wall space. How do you collectors out there display your figures?

6 Comments to “Figure Display Shelves”

  1. noir001 says:

    I bought 2 glass cabinets from IKEA for around $80, it has 3 shelves and I bought lights from hardware stores to display the figurines. I saw a booth displayed the figurines at comic con using that cabinet and so I inquired and learned you can get it at IKEA. I’m not sure if IKEA still has them for that price or not since it’s been 2 years ago but you should check it out. Hope this will help.


  2. Panther says:

    DETOLF cabinet, same as noir001. Best and cheapest but not really customizable.


  3. Otaku Dan says:

    wooden shelves that I got from Ikea. if you want to save some cash, check out these shelves from The Container Store.


  4. Reltair says:

    @noir001: Thanks for the tip! Seems to be something like this:
    My room is a bit filled up furniture-wise so that’s why I was looking more towards the wall shelves, but I’ll probably get some DETOLF cabinets once I move out.

    @Panther: IKEA seems to be popular. At $59.99, can’t really go wrong. I’m actually okay with how it is – I like my shelves to be evenly spaced, but I see how it might be annoying if a figure is too tall and you want to move the glass shelf.

    @Otaku Dan: Hm, I’ve never heard of The Container Store before. Seems like they have store locations in San Francisco and San Jose, going to have to check them out sometime. Thanks for the heads up!


  5. Panther says:

    Impossible for the figure to be too tall, it is more like there is not enough space to put many figures because of the small amount of space available. Some figures have bases that are too large for their overall size.

    For a figure to be “too tall” you need it to be 40+ cm in height, near a 1/4.


    Reltair Reply:

    Ah, I see what you mean about the bases. =/


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