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Forum topic by plang posted 05-29-2020 01:44 AM 198 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2020 01:44 AM

Hello all.
My grandson has built the Lego Saturn V rocket and i am planning to build a hanging corner shelf for it. The rocket is over 39 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter. the two sides and front will be glass with a wood frame from Cherry. If you have built anything like this would you please send pictures. Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 05-29-2020 01:55 AM

Have you thought of adding an LED accent light in the top? You can get a multicolor LED remote controlled waterproof 3x AAA battery puck with built in magnet and mtg plate at Walmart for $10. Makes a great night light for a kids room.

Use lexan instead of glass.

Rockler sells “space balls” that prevent the glass/lexan from rattling.

Kick the platform back a degree or two to bias it backwards into the corner to make it less tippy

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#2 posted 05-29-2020 01:50 PM

Corner Shelf with three sides? Wall Hanging…

Agree with Mark, Lexan will be less expensive, lighter and MUCH safer than picture glass

Maybe a simple box frame with dadoes in the two faces into the room to hold the lexan, to keep it simple, I’d likely do a drop on top that could hold the light Mark suggests. Wall attachment is just a cleat under the shelf, you should be able to hit a stud in the corner and then some snap toggles would be plenty to hold it.

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