Billy Cabinet #5

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Billy Cabinet #5

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:30 pm

Just setup cabinet #5. Complete with glass shelves and fully sealed too. This equates to 115 new models. Seems IKEA found away to further cost out the standard Billy cabinet. Connector bolts are now plastic! :money: :money:

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Re: Billy Cabinet #5

Post by StratosWRC » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:49 pm

Excellent. Now fill her up

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Post by Kwando » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:55 pm

StratosWRC wrote:Excellent. Now fill her up
Agreed! I hope that thing is bolted to the wall.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:01 pm

Kwando wrote:
StratosWRC wrote:Excellent. Now fill her up
Agreed! I hope that thing is bolted to the wall.
They all are!

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:03 pm

StratosWRC wrote:Excellent. Now fill her up
With what? I'm seriously going to slow down the resin collecting to only the most essential pieces for me. Diecast/Composite with opening parts are few and far between. :shame:

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Post by SPhilli911 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:17 am

Just seeing this thread now, but glad I did. Planned to head to Ikea this weekend to finally grab a Billy cabinet but I had no idea they had this style with the doors like that. It's far better than the other designs for car display. Perfect!

Edit: Never considered the cost of extra shelves. At $15 USD per glass shelf it really adds up the price doesn't it? :doh:

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 am

SPhilli911 wrote:Just seeing this thread now, but glad I did. Planned to head to Ikea this weekend to finally grab a Billy cabinet but I had no idea they had this style with the doors like that. It's far better than the other designs for car display. Perfect!

Edit: Never considered the cost of extra shelves. At $15 USD per glass shelf it really adds up the price doesn't it? :doh:
LOL $20/shelf here in CANADA! :money: :money:

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Post by SPhilli911 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:00 am

$20 Canadian each, that's crazy! I see you have, what, 28 shelves there? That adds up to more than the cabinet itself!

Total, with shipping (because this thing won't fit in my car) comes to $618, even with a discount on the cabinet. That's a lot, but it's the best cabinet I've come across and I do want to finally display my cars. They just sit in their boxes under a sheet in a corner of my place. :shame:

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:29 am

Its more like 12-13 glass shelves. There isn't much else at this price point, all in all it decent quality and looks the part too.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:29 am

PS, don't forget to add the weather stripping foam to the perimeter of the doors to create an almost dust free home!

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Post by SPhilli911 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:54 am

[KRAFTIG] wrote:Its more like 12-13 glass shelves. There isn't much else at this price point, all in all it decent quality and looks the part too.
Ahhh okay, I thought it was 2 shelves side by side for some reason, not one shelf all the way across. That will be a more reasonable price then. :doh:

I will definitely try to seal up the cabinet from dust, thank you for the tips!

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Re: Billy Cabinet #5

Post by SPhilli911 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:25 pm

Trying to get an idea on how many cars I can fit on a shelf, do you have any pics of your other Billy's with cars in it? I only have 67 (and growing) cars to fill it up with.

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Post by SPhilli911 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:29 pm

Perfect, thank you! Also, that's a very impressive collection you have!

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Re: Billy Cabinet #5

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:38 pm

SPhilli911 wrote:Perfect, thank you! Also, that's a very impressive collection you have!
Thank you. Collecting since the early 90's :okay:

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