Easily Build Your Own Pop Vinyl Display Cabinet Case

Custom Funko Pop Vinyl Display Case

I really hate the way my Pop Vinyl’s look in bookshelves. They sit to far back, there is to much space between them, it just doesnt look right. So,heres how I built my own custom Pop Vinyl display case, that holds 96 Pops for under $60 AUD .

I went to Bunnings and found lengths of primed skirting board for $5.94 each. They are 270cm long, 92mm wide and 18mm thick. I purchased 7x lengths and had the guy at Bunnings cut them for me so they would fit in the car – This turned out to be a huge mistake, as the pieces I asked to be cut at 212cm came back just over 210cc, and the 100cm pieces came back a bit over 101cm. – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Skirting Board DetailsSkirting Board Details

Skirting Board Details

To screw it all together I got a pack of Zenith 40mm Timber Screws. These were $15 for 100, and I had more than half left over. These will come in handy for the second unit I intend to build.

Zenith 40mm Timber Screws

Zenith 40mm Timber Screws

All up it cost me $56.58 AUD.

Bunnings Receipt

Bunnings ReceiptBunnings Receipt

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

3x pieces skirting board at 212cm length
7x pieces skirting board at 100cm length
38x 40mm timber screws
Screwdriver (Or cordless drill with screw driver bit)
Drill Bit (slightly smaller than diameter of screws)

CONSTRUCTION:

To begin, I started at the top. I screwed the two side pieces to the top piece. I pre-drilled the holes for the screws so the timber wouldn’t split.

Pre Drill Screw Holes

Pre Drill Screw Holes

Make sure you drive the screws in a little lower than the surface of the timber so they don’t catch or scratch anything.

Counter Sink Screws

Counter Sink Screws

Then I cut some spacers from scrap timber to 33cm.

Shelve Distance Spacer

Shelve Distance Spacer

I chose this size as Pop boxes are 16cm high, and I decided to stack them two high on the shelves, leaving a centimetre wiggle room for pop protectors if fitted etc. I also chose to stack two high as a shelf for every row would make the case heavier, cost more, and be less efficient space wise. Then I put my spacers in between the top of the case and the top shelf.

Shelf Spacers

Shelf Spacers

One final check to make sure everything is right.

Always Check Twice

Always Check Twice

Then, I screwed in the top shelf. I used two screws per side.

Two Screws Per Side

Two Screws Per Side

Next, move the spacers down under the top shelf, position the next shelf and screw it into place.

Second Shelf Fitting

Second Shelf Fitting

Repeat the process all the way down.

All Shelves In Place

All Shelves In Place

When it came time to fit the bottom shelf/base of the case, I decided to angle it ever so slightly so once in place, the entire unit leaned backwards a fraction. This is to stop it falling over and damaging the Pops (I’m not to concerned about kids or pets, as long as my Pops are ok 🙂

Angled Base

Angled Base

Another View

Side View Of Bottom Shelf/Cabinet Base

Side View Of Bottom Shelf/Cabinet Base

Next, to give the cabinet so rigidity, the third 212cm piece is screwed down the middle. This is also useful as an anchor point to secure the cabinet to a wall, so it doesn’t fall forward damaging your Pops (or again, pets and kids if thats your thing 🙂

Center Strut In Position

Center Strut In Position

Now it is time to paint the cabinet if you choose to (Ahhh, thats why you got primed skirting board!). It turns out, I am quiet happy with the colour and quality of the primer so I just moved it into place as is.

Ready To Go

Ready To Go

And here is the cabinet loaded with 96 Star Wars Pops, and a few on top for good measure.

Custom Funko Pop Vinyl Display Case

Custom Funko Pop Vinyl Display Case

All up, it took me about 60 minutes to build.

2 thoughts on “Easily Build Your Own Pop Vinyl Display Cabinet Case

  1. Sabrinalee says:

    Hi, thanks for this post. I gave it a try, but made it a little bigger because of my pop protectors.

  2. John says:

    Hi. Thanks for this awesome post. I built three and they turned out great. Things that I have learned while making them.

    1. If you buy 8 lengths then you have enough to make three sets of shelves (9 legs, 22 shelves and 3 spacers).
    2. Make the shelves with 332mm of spacing. It’s a better fit for two pops with protectors.
    3. Make the legs 2118mm. It’s perfect for 7 shelves 18mm thick and 6 spaces of 332mm. (Slightly longer if you want to angle the bottom one to make it lean against the wall)
    4. When getting cut by Bunnings, get them to cut one and then check the length. They never get it exactly right. A couple of mm over is fine for the legs and the shelves..
    5. Make sure that the spacers are 332mm exactly. A couple of mm over and your last shelf ends up with a space of 322mm where 2 pops won’t fit.
    6. As you stated, you have to pre-drill to prevent splitting. I found that a 3mm drill bit worked perfectly for the screws.
    7. Even with pre-drilling, things can still split. Keep the holes about 25mm from the edge to prevent the shelves from splitting

    Other than that, your step by step guide was fantastic. Thank you so much for this. My shelves are in place, the pop vinyls are loaded and it all looks awesome.

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