Mandy Seley (mandyseley) wrote in pkmncollectors,
Mandy Seley
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Collection Display Idea

Just wanted to share an idea I came up with for displaying my collection!

I'd been pretty displeased with most normal shelves. Since my main collection is Rattata/Raticate, and most of their items are really small, they sort of got lost on larger shelves. I also wasn't really thrilled with collection display cases - they're nice, but often expensive and a little "fancier" than I really wanted for displaying toys.

I found a cool solution yesterday at Target: Cutlery trays!

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(They're little trays that fit into kitchen drawers to separate knives, forks, etc)

Turned them sideways and mounted them to my wall, and voila, shallow collection "shelves" to display my rats!

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...and a second one to display my smaller Bidoofs and Raichus, of course. :3

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I got the nicer bamboo trays, so they ran me about $15 each, but compared to a $30-50 collection cabinet, not too bad! I mounted mine with Scotch picture hanging strips. 4 medium strips have a listed maximum weight of 9 pounds, far more than my entire rat collection weighs, but if you're storing, say, lots of metal figures, you might try using screws to mount the trays into a stud or with drywall anchors to support more weight. Flat items get stuck up with sticky-tack, and I used Scotch decorating clips to hang up some keychains and straps.

Maybe this'll give someone else some ideas? If not, well, thanks for letting me share my little exciting "discovery!" :D
Tags: bibarel, bidoof, collection, raichu, raticate, rattata
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