And we’re back! Thanks for sticking around during our brief hiatus. We’ve now got loads of posts ready to roll out and will be publishing thrice weekly again from today onward. We also now have our own Facebook Page so please stop by and connect with us there too if you use the site.
So, let’s kick things off once more. One of things that kept me busy during the past week has been this little DIY project…
It has been a known issue at chez AddAltMode for some time that we have needed alternate storage for our Transformers collection: the shelves above my desk were getting crowded, and Transformers are difficult to dust.
Well, we’ve had to do something about this issue. The solution to our problems came from a famous Swedish furniture company…
Yes, Ingvar Kamprad of Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd’s business had something to sell me: their most popular product, Billy the Bookcase. According to the Torygraph, between September 1 2012, and October 25 2012, Ikea managed to sell 503,441 Billy bookcases worldwide – which is a lot of Billys. Aside from cheapness, the Billy had another advantage – I could mount “Oxberg” glass doors on the front for added protection.
As is the way of AddAltMode, I took a few snaps during the building process:
Building the Billy and the Gnedby wasn’t too difficult – they’re fairly intuitive anyway, and the only trouble I had with their pictographic instructions was when I struggled to decipher a set of three diagrams explaining something that I thought was so obvious that I didn’t think it needed explanation (un-veneered surfaces go inside, nice shiny ones go outside). Gnedby pinned nicely to Billy with a metal staple thing that was included in the packaging for that express purpose.
Finally, here’s the robot collection (and a smattering of our favourite CDs) arranged on the new shelving:
Do you want it shelf by shelf?