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Man Cave Extra; Must have display cabinet
Topic Started: Jul 25 2016, 11:03 PM (581 Views)
Joseph M

Hi Guys,
This was my belated Fathers Day present. The unit is from IKEA and with the seal it cost less than €100.00.
I took a good bit of time to get the correct seal that I thought would do the job. It took a couple of try's to position the seal correctly so that the door would both close up against the magnets and yet still seal against the glass. The P shaped seal allows the door to ride over the lip of the P and seal against the main part of the seal. An easy way to check if it reasonably dust proof is to open the door and put a slip of paper into the gap and close the door on it. The paper should stay in place and put up some resistance to it being withdrawn!
Just realised that I don't have a photo of the seal of the seal, will rectify that over the next day or two.

Top and side of the cabinet.
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Top and hinged side
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Bottom of cabinet showing magnetic clip and side wall.
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Base of the unit.
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Finished product!
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If any one has any questions please ask.
I will post a photo of the seal which I purchase in Woodies when I get a Chance.

Cheers
Joe M
Stick & String Rule O.K.
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator Finished 1/7/8
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Graham
Looks good Joe. Was there much of a gap before you added the seal?

Graham
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FiSe
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Heil Mickey!
I have the same cabinet, it was pressie from my better half. Still looking for the seal around the door, because this is a must.


BTW, I have welded in some extra metal rods in between the original brackets, got 4 glass shelves cut and doubled the display area by doing so. Easy enough and cheap enough operation.
Filip . . . .

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Narayan
Jul 26 2016, 09:17 AM
Looks good Joe. Was there much of a gap before you added the seal?

Graham
Hi Graham,
Big enough to drive a coach and four through it.
Realistically I'd say about 3-4 mm top, bottom and both sides!
Both the rear corners lengths come with a plastic frame that seals them. Both the top and bottom wooden pieces have groves that the glass sits into so its only the front top and bottom that requires seal here. The difficult ones are both sides and I did peel these off once or twice to get them positioned correctly. its important that the magnetic catch holds the door closed so as I said positioning of the seal is crucial. I checked that the seal was effective by opening the door and putting a slip of paper in the gap and closing the door on it. Once the paper did not fall out and was basically held in place and resisted being pulled out I reckoned that I was in business. I tried this in a couple of different positions. Time will tell!!!!!
The seal I picked up seems to do the job. You just have to take your time.

I have posted some Photos below.

Sorry its upside down!
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Hope this gives you an idea of the seal. Its like a P on its back.
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Cheers
Joe M
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator Finished 1/7/8
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Prenton
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Good info, Joe. Nice to see what is on display as well - medals and all!!

Philip

BTW - latest pics are not showing up (for me anyhow)
"To boldly go..."

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Nice one Joe I've a similar one just different Base and top will pick one of those seals and give it a bash like philip I can't see the pics of it
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Prenton
Jul 26 2016, 10:36 PM
Good info, Joe.

Philip

BTW - latest pics are not showing up (for me anyhow)
Sorry Guys,
Don't know what happen, they were there and then they just disappeared!!!

O.K. this is the seal that I purchased in Woodies.
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As I said the seal is like a P on it's side.
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An idea of the size.
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Cheers
Guys
Edited by Joseph M, Jul 28 2016, 09:32 PM.
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator Finished 1/7/8
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Cheers joe
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