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Small club for Ikea Detolf fans. Whether you like em or hate em, they're versatile, *affordable, easy to assemble, flimsy yet customizable and possibly owned by a legion of happy (and not so happy) figure owners around the world.

We are club Detolf - club#711 (Seven-Eleven)

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02 months agoAkuninAkunin
RyoSaeba (2 months ago) #25738521Look up Foam Weather Seals. It's basically stuff you stick on door frames to keep stuff out. Apply it to the side of the cabinet just behind the door. It does make opening the door a touch harder but it's not too bad. Depending on how tight you put it, the glass may flex a bit when you open the door.

Thank you ^_^
22 months agoRyoSaebaRyoSaeba
Akunin (2 months ago) #25711295Does anyone know the best way to dust proof the inside of the cabinets?

Look up Foam Weather Seals. It's basically stuff you stick on door frames to keep stuff out. Apply it to the side of the cabinet just behind the door. It does make opening the door a touch harder but it's not too bad. Depending on how tight you put it, the glass may flex a bit when you open the door.
02 months ago (2 months ago)AkuninAkunin
Does anyone know the best way to dust proof the inside of the cabinets?
03 months agoCrazyBilkesCrazyBilkes
I ended up buying an Eclipse kit from Amazon with some other setup components. Looks like it'll be perfect for my setup. I'll update this once I get it all hooked up.
03 months agoRyoSaebaRyoSaeba
CrazyBilkes (3 months ago) #24415752Yeah, I was kind of afraid of that. My main issue is placement and wires. I'd have to route the wiring clear across my display room.
So I guess I'll shift my question and now ask, what would you all recommend for wired lighting? Lol. I really like the look of LED strips. Any tips for hiding the wires?


Just run a really long extension cable around the edge of the room to keep the cables out of the way of the floor.

I did my own custom LED strips with various bits from eBay. Probably not recommended for beginners unless you know what you're doing with electricity. IKEA do have some LED strips but limited. They used to have a cool white strip that's brighter than the warm white ones but cost about 3x more. However these days LED strips is a lot more common place. Look up your local lighting store or online ones. There are a lot of options that are fairly cheap too.
03 months agoCrazyBilkesCrazyBilkes
Calysto (3 months ago) #24409941Wireless pucks are a bad choice in my opinion. When I first got my detolfs I went with the wireless lighting and stuck those little things on every shelf in four detolfs. Within a month all the batteries were dead (and I used them very little). A few AAA batteries per puck and the cost to keep them running adds up REAL quick.

Yeah, I was kind of afraid of that. My main issue is placement and wires. I'd have to route the wiring clear across my display room.

So I guess I'll shift my question and now ask, what would you all recommend for wired lighting? Lol. I really like the look of LED strips. Any tips for hiding the wires?
03 months agoCalystoCalysto
CrazyBilkes (3 months ago) #24370188Hey everyone! I just picked up my first detolf from IKEA yesterday. The case looks great and I'm excited to get it filled up, but I'm trying to decide on lighting options.
I browsed through the lightning department at IKEA, but due to their lack of product info I couldn't really decide what was going to work best for my setup.
I'm kinda wanting something wireless/battery operated, mainly because I want to avoid exposed wires. Having to plug them in would also be difficult in my display room due to very limited and inconveniently placed wall outlets.
So what would you guys recommend for wireless lighting? Thanks for any help!


Wireless pucks are a bad choice in my opinion. When I first got my detolfs I went with the wireless lighting and stuck those little things on every shelf in four detolfs. Within a month all the batteries were dead (and I used them very little). A few AAA batteries per puck and the cost to keep them running adds up REAL quick.
03 months agoRyoSaebaRyoSaeba
CrazyBilkes (3 months ago) #24370188Hey everyone! I just picked up my first detolf from IKEA yesterday. The case looks great and I'm excited to get it filled up, but I'm trying to decide on lighting options.
I browsed through the lightning department at IKEA, but due to their lack of product info I couldn't really decide what was going to work best for my setup.
I'm kinda wanting something wireless/battery operated, mainly because I want to avoid exposed wires. Having to plug them in would also be difficult in my display room due to very limited and inconveniently placed wall outlets.
So what would you guys recommend for wireless lighting? Thanks for any help!


Not sure if I can recommend wireless battery operated solutions. At least nothing I know off the shelf. Everything I've seen are too dim. But I haven't really looked too hard. Might be some out there. Perhaps look for puc light to see if you can find something suitable. Good luck with the search.
03 months agoCrazyBilkesCrazyBilkes
Hey everyone! I just picked up my first detolf from IKEA yesterday. The case looks great and I'm excited to get it filled up, but I'm trying to decide on lighting options.

I browsed through the lightning department at IKEA, but due to their lack of product info I couldn't really decide what was going to work best for my setup.

I'm kinda wanting something wireless/battery operated, mainly because I want to avoid exposed wires. Having to plug them in would also be difficult in my display room due to very limited and inconveniently placed wall outlets.

So what would you guys recommend for wireless lighting? Thanks for any help!
05 months agoCalystoCalysto
Josine (5 months ago) #22505157It's holding up fine thus far, I see no problems :)

Good to hear they're holding steady, thanks for the reply. May have to take the plunge on one of these soon.

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