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What do you look for in a display cabinet?What do you look for in a display cabinet?Ask MFC

kawaiiterroristkawaiiterrorist4 vuotta sitten
I'm asking this because I'm looking for some market research and feedback for my A2 Product design course. I am looking to make a display cabinet which is aimed towards anime figure collectors so MFC acts as an ideal platform to get feedback from.

So the question: What kind of things do you look for in a display cabinet? This could be general aesthetics, materials, functionality, features, proportions, basically anything that you like in a display cabinet.
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ShindoW4 vuotta sitten#6443111I'm debating getting a Detolf when I move. I just have one question: Does it have to be secured to the wall? Or if the floor is sturdy enough (ie: flat or no carpet) can it stand on it's own?

you don't really need to wall mount it as it's pretty sturdy if built right.

however like another poster said if you are in an area prone to earthquakes I would wall mount it and it comes with the wall mount parts
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ShindoW4 vuotta sitten#6443111I'm debating getting a Detolf when I move. I just have one question: Does it have to be secured to the wall? Or if the floor is sturdy enough (ie: flat or no carpet) can it stand on it's own?

I have five of them. They're all standing on carpeting and none of them are secured to the wall. I have never had a single issue. I live in Illinois (USA) though. If you live in, say, an earthquake prone area, I'd take way more precautions.
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I'm debating getting a Detolf when I move. I just have one question: Does it have to be secured to the wall? Or if the floor is sturdy enough (ie: flat or no carpet) can it stand on it's own?

B0red264 vuotta sitten#6396103I built a Detolf for my first cabinet and loved it
some customs I added were
Dioder lights at the top which come with their own self adhesive (only drag is having to cable tie all the wires along the sides)
also added some cups into the display case to help keep the proper humidity inside refill every few days
it's a great cheap cabinet with simple instructions and full glass shelves and sides
only thing i'll need are risers to add more depth to the display and i'll be happy with it
doesn't have adjustable shelving
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Dust proof and visibility is all I need.
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I built a Detolf for my first cabinet and loved it

some customs I added were

Dioder lights at the top which come with their own self adhesive (only drag is having to cable tie all the wires along the sides)

also added some cups into the display case to help keep the proper humidity inside refill every few days

it's a great cheap cabinet with simple instructions and full glass shelves and sides

only thing i'll need are risers to add more depth to the display and i'll be happy with it

doesn't have adjustable shelving
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Thanks for all the responses people, they should really help me out in this.
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Basing off my current display cabinet, glass doors that one can seen through completely. As in that there isn't any wood or anything blocking your view down the middle. Clean looking, sleek. I personally prefer it to be white. Adjustable shelves definitely.
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Ability to keep dust out bc I hate having to rearrange ~20 figures per shelf just to dust it. Detolfsare excellent in this regard. I have one and sealed the door as a result, ive never had to dust it once in the past 7 years!

Next is amount of shelving space and pillar size to give more light options, etc.

Now im struggling to figure out how to protect my cold cast figs in the event of an earthquake... I have ~$2000 worth of cold cast figs and counting and I could lose it all in one go...
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-stability. wobbly and tough to pry open cabinets are dangerous
-proportional risers, so they fit the shelf perfectly
-regular modules
-lock option
-some way to attach it to a wall
-durable hinges and secure shelves to prevent disasters *cough cough detolf*
-mirror option

My favourite display cabinet that I've seen is the Ikea STOCKHOLM Glass-door cabinet, but it's pricey.
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Some things that I look for include:
- Glass on as much of the front and sides as possible, for maximum visibility. For example, most good china cabinets make poor figure cabinets, because too much wood will block the view.
- A mirrored back, which will reflect light and allow the back of the figure to be seen.
- Effective enclosure around all sides and corners to block as much dust as possible.
- Stable, sturdy, and adjustable shelving. The shelves should always be supported by all four corners, and the height should be at least slightly adjustable. Many cheap display cabinets (e.g. IKEA Detolf) have trouble in both regards.
- The shelf heights should be appropriate for viewing. The lowest shelf should probably be substantially elevated from the floor (several inches or more). The highest shelf should be no higher than eye level.
- The cabinet should cost less than its contents.
- Built-in lighting or cable routing reduces the effort to set up the cabinet.
- The cabinet should be large enough to comfortably hold a large figure. Aside from that, width and depth are not major concerns. A large collection will always need multiple cabinets.


Also note that a cabinet should support some wall securing mechanism. You may not live in an area that has earthquakes, but they are important to keep in mind when designing furniture.
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PVC anime figure store.

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