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Long shot here - I am looking for a piece of furniture (possible wall mounted) that I can used to display my camera collection. They are currently on shelves but I want them behind glass so I don't have to keep dusting them. The case would need to be no more than say 20cm deep, maybe up to a metre wide and say 60-80cm high. It needs shelves and a glass front (sliding or swing open) to display up to 40 cameras.
I've looked everywhere I can think of and can't find anything suitable without spending hundreds of pounds.
If I'm not successful I'm going to have to build my own
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I assume you've looked through Ikea collection? Surprised they don't have anything
I have looked through Ikea. Nothing the right size.
As a long shot, have you tried Ebay? My brother in law collects Oakley sunglasses and managed to pick up an old shop fitted Oakley display case. There must be something on there that interests you!
There are loads of cabinets, for instance this one looks almost exactly what I am looking for.
But they tend to be only 10cm deep and I need at least 15cm, preferable 20cm. Some CD shelving looks the right size, but they never have glass fronts.
Try Retif the shopfitters - their catalogue has several on page 49, some very close to your size.... Retif
Thanks Andy, they have some stuff that would be perfect, but was really hoping to spend a bit less (it would be getting on for £500).
Do you have any "antique" shops in your area? Might be worth a browse.
I live in Hungerford. I'm surrounded by antique shops.
I mean, this would be nice, but £700 ????
I have a cunning alternative, if you have the time...........................why not try making one your self!
It could be a great little project for the dark winter nights, if you have a slight 'skill of hand' with wood! You will get exactly what you want and I'm betting it would only cost £100 or so on wood (ok maybe £200 to allow for mistakes if you woodwork grades were like mine!)
Maybe start looking at old display kitchen units as well? I would post a link but the firewall at work lets me go to childrens websites, the BBC and here!
If not, try selling your photos for a wee bit more to save up for that lovely £700 one, it is nice!
I was thinking more on the lines of this sort of thing. Sometimes you can find the top (bookcase) half by itself for not very much money.
Quote: I was thinking more on the lines of this sort of thing. Sometimes you can find the top (bookcase) half by itself for not very much money.
I see. Yes, there's always the possibility I might find something like that, although it would look odd in my office with all my other furniture...
Andy C - check out the last line of my original post my woodworking skills are... limited. Usually involving lots of swearing and quite often a fair amount of blood.
Everything I can find is either 9.5/10cm deep, or 27/30cm. I suppose I could buy Ikea Billy and saw it in half. If I don't post anything next week, you'll know I had a nasty accident with my circular saw.
I'm pretty sure older Ikea CD stacks had glass options. I saw one listed on ebay when I was looking for Bennos
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