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Project by kylechico777 posted 11-07-2017 03:53 AM 793 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My co-worker collects these POP action figures and had about 20 of them placed all over his desk and on top of his computer monitors. The rest of the shop and I decided to help him organize his POP mess a little better. It was close to Christmas last year and I suggested we go in together and get him a cabinet or display case to put them in. I was still really new to woodworking and wasn’t sure I could build one, but I gave it a try. After taking up a collection from co-workers I was able to get the materials. The shelves are actually made from recycled IKEA bed slats that somebody gave me. I used ash plywood, 1/2” I believe, for the box sides and bottom. I had some wood trim left over from another project and used that for the front door frame to hold the plexiglass. Two magnets screwed into the inside of the door and frame keep the door secured. The hardest part about this build was cutting the glass square. All I had at the time was a jigsaw and circular saw. I ended up using the jigsaw to cut the glass while it was between two pieces of wood to support it and keep it from cracking. I used glue and pocket screws to hold the shelves and frame together. I think I had to use small nails or screws for the door. I used a matte black furniture paint and left the bed slat shelves as is. It came out better than I expected and I learned a lot while completing this project. Most of all, my co-worker loved it and even took it home to use in his home office. He also took his own pictures of it and shared it on his Facebook. It made me feel proud and boosted my confidence a little more. Woodworking is more of a therapy for me than a hobby so I would say this was a great success for me. Thanks for reading.

-- Kylechico

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#1 posted 11-07-2017 03:55 PM

I have exactly the same problem but it’s my son’s Disney Infinity and Skylander figures that clutter up the fammily room as that’s where his X-Box lives. I think I’ll have to copy your idea! Thanks

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