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Billy Morliden - a few questions before I buy!Billy Morliden - a few questions before I buy!Review

nadsnads7 maand(en) geleden
He hoo fellow collectors!

I just received four new scale figures and well, my three Detolfs and unique Persona showcase are all finally at the point of not really fitting anything more into them even if I wanted to.

While I think Detolfs are great, I kinda wanna go for something different and especially something wider since I love displaying figure sets together. So I think a Billy would be great. While the Oxberg doors look fancier, I don't like that their middle is so thick so I think I'm opting for Morliden doors.

Now I have a few questions I had hoped you guys might be able to answer if you have/had Morlidens.

Is the little gap between the doors very severe? People have complained that the Morliden doors don't close completely but leave a tiny little gap, which bothers some people. On pictures the gap doesn't look too big, so I'm not sure what to think of it.

Do the Morliden doors automatically come with the foil you can put on them to cover the Billy's inside or are the doors blank by default? I kinda don't wanna have some unnecessary foil laying around that I'm not gonna use anyway as I just wanna use it as showcase.

What are good recommendations for RGB lights for Billy bookcases with doors? I'm not sure but it doesn't look you can really connect a long strip to each shelf except if you drill holes into it (which I cba to do).

Thanks for your help in advance!
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take1237 maand(en) geleden#95658695I have the exact setup you are buying ... Damn, nice setup! And thanks a lot for the details and the link to your blog. I gave it a good read and I'll definitely follow some of your steps/advices.
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Ruuruya7 maand(en) geleden#95580297You can adjust the door to make it as minimal as possible ...I was thinking about doing the back-panel/square lighting as it seems to be the most logical thing to do but I guess it hardly goes without drilling a few extra holes. Will definitely give it some thought, but thanks a lot of the suggestions!

D_A_R7 maand(en) geleden#95581307You will always have some small gaps on the Ikea cabinets with doors, but it's an easy fix. I got 2 Bestas with the Sindvik Doors and 1 Havsta. You can adjust the doors to minimize the gaps, but you won't be able to get rid of it completely, unless you customize it. Measure the gaps and get some weather stripping / gasket tape. Make sure to clean and dry the surface before you apply it. It's very easy to do, measure and cut the strips, then just install it wherever it's needed. When I did this to my tallest Besta I bought 3 rolls of gasket tape (6m each) for about 15 bucks on amazon, so this is probably the cheapest and easiest solution.Yeah, I was thinking about getting something to completely seal them off, like a lot of people did with dustproofing their Detolfs. I'll probably just see how much it will bother me after a while and decide then. Thanks for the tips though!
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hugtower7 maand(en) geleden#95580249Wrt the gap, it depends where you screw in the doors, so just make sure yours are as close as you want before making the drill holes since iirc they have to be made and aren’t preexistingYeah, I've seen it on a few examples now. Thanks for the feedback!

heathersaur7 maand(en) geleden#95580255You can adjust the doors slightly after installing them to minimize the gap. Page 19 shows how you can adjust.
The white backing you see is like a plastic board, you'll just have to throw away...
For lighting I just drilled a hole in the back and used white electrical tape to "conceal" the hole.
Oh, thanks for linking this to me. Helped me understand the process/premise of these doors a lot more.
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take123 Bunny Farm
I have the exact setup you are buying.

Is the little gap between the doors very severe?]
The door hinges have screws that are adjustable. You can completely make the gap eliminated, although it's a pain to tweak the screws to be perfectly flat. My setups have been virtually dust-proof. No dusting required after it's closed. Although there is tiny gaps on the corners of the doors, it is impossible for dust to get in realistically.

Do the Morliden doors automatically come with the foil you can put on them to cover the Billy's inside or are the doors blank by default?]
All glass morliden doors come with a large cardboard piece, one side is white, one side is black. you can use this to block the glass if you don't want your cabinet seen. Or you can put a wallpaper on one side to your liking. I set it aside somewhere when I need to use it. If someone comes to your room and you want to block the 18+ figures you can use it.

What are good recommendations for RGB lights for Billy bookcases with doors?]
Ikea sells lights. They're expensive but it's the easiest to do.

Or you can make your own but I wouldn't advise unless you are hands on.

Here was my setup before I took it down since I moved:

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/12/20/2118686.jpeg

I wrote an article how I made my setup BLOG #41672
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You will always have some small gaps on the Ikea cabinets with doors, but it's an easy fix. I got 2 Bestas with the Sindvik Doors and 1 Havsta. You can adjust the doors to minimize the gaps, but you won't be able to get rid of it completely, unless you customize it. Measure the gaps and get some weather stripping / gasket tape. Make sure to clean and dry the surface before you apply it. It's very easy to do, measure and cut the strips, then just install it wherever it's needed. When I did this to my tallest Besta I bought 3 rolls of gasket tape (6m each) for about 15 bucks on amazon, so this is probably the cheapest and easiest solution.
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You can adjust the door to make it as minimal as possible, but it will not fully close the gaps. There are quite a few gaps, between the doors themselves and between the bookshelf/doors at the top and bottom area. I added weather strips all long my door to help close off all those gaps to help make it dust proof.

When you install the doors, you can drill into the premade holes that are made that are also used for the metal plug holders for the shelves.

For lighting I've seen a few different ways, If you get glass shelves, you can do a long strip/strips on the bottom shelf, sides and top of the midway shelf /top for the bottom half and top half. Kinda like a light square all the way around.

Can add a strip to the top/ or bottom of each shelf to light, if you can do wiring, drill a hole to the back to hide all your wiring and hide the hole with white tape. Or just wire up behind the shelves if you don't wanna drill to the back. can tap down all the wires with large electrical tap/ or other white tape to hid as best you can.
If you want a slight angle to your lighting if you do multiple strips on each shelf, you can add molding to each shelf. You can get at a hardware store like Home Depot if you're in the States. Really for the particle board , I think it wont look good/no way to attach if you use on the glass shelves.
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You can adjust the doors slightly after installing them to minimize the gap. Page 19 shows how you can adjust.

The white backing you see is like a plastic board, you'll just have to throw away...

For lighting I just drilled a hole in the back and used white electrical tape to "conceal" the hole.
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Wrt the gap, it depends where you screw in the doors, so just make sure yours are as close as you want before making the drill holes since iirc they have to be made and aren’t preexisting
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