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OK, so here's the problem.  My studio is in an attic and the walls are sloped.  I have some nice figure shelves from my previous house but can't use them.  I would really like to start displaying my figures again. 

So I had this idea that if I use a rack type system, and have the figures held in by some sort of string, I could hang the whole piece on the wall. Like so...

This was my first prototype.  That's clear picture hanging wire.  If I can get out in the next day or so, I need to get some clear elastic.  I'm not sure how this will look, but I have to try something...

Jesse James:
My only warning is use something that won't leave a mark on the figures.  They sometimes can almost bond to things that they're up against over very long periods of time and depending what the materials are we're talking about.

I'd think string would be fine, and white would be your best color choice.  Plastics or rubbers I'd worry about more.  Just a potential thought.

Oh, and it's cool you live in the Ammityville house.  :)

For the amount of work you're going throuh, I think you'd be better off building a reverse stairs type display on those angled walls.  Just cut long, but thin strips of horizontal wood shelves, with a corresponding vertical slap that you can anchor to the wall.  Something like this, where x represents the figures and the w represents the wall.


You can a stair piece for stabilization and screw in anchors at 45 degrees.

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Then you're not stuck wiring the figures or trapped with wherever you slotted them, and can fit more figures depending on the depth of your shelves.  You could also just put up shelving on the back wall by the windows.  You'd fit more figures that way too and not lose what looks like limited head space on the sides.

Guys, thanks for responding.  JediJMan, I'd been thinking about your solution as well, but because of the angle of the ceiling, each shelf would have to extend almost 8 inches to allow for a display height of four inches.  The issue then is that it starts pushing into an already small space, and I would only get one row of figures, and I want to display many more than that.  But I am going to think about it.

This is a little radical as well, but what's behind the drywall?  If its support beams, you might want to strip the drywall off and put in shelves between the beams.  I did that in my basement.  Would depend on the insulation and crap behind there.


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