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Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« on: May 25, 2019, 07:28:56 am »
Jan, my wife, happened to say the other day that she didn't especially like our TV stand so, recognizing a very small crack in the armor, I went for it by saying I wouldn't mind having a smallish display cabinet to hold a couple of my things and that the TV could probably sit on top. Could hardly believe it when she said that sounded okay! Striking while the iron was still hot I headed south to Ikea and found this cabinet. A "little" larger than our understanding  but since it was solid beech and nicely made we brought it home. Some remote lighting and backdrop pictures finished it off - it actually looks a lot better than the picture and will serve well to a slowly rotating display of part of my collection.

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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 07:32:29 am »
That's nice. Which model IKEA cabinet? Oh, and please tell us about the tractor on the bottom shelf! :)

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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 07:38:54 am »
The cabinet is a Malsjo and it's a Markie Showman's Special on the bottom shelf.
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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 09:35:38 am »
What a fortuitous opportunity and salubrious solution .... congratulations on a true coup d'etat ... and in the living room no less!

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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 09:30:03 pm »
Absolutely smashing!!!


Great strategic work on an opportunity not wasted!

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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 09:33:25 pm »
Well done Larry !, a win /win for all, a rarity in this area for sure.....but non-the less you pulled it off !
handsome cabinet & well made to boot. ( I noticed that fine TE in the bottom also)
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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 10:12:46 pm »
Nicely done Larry  8)
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 05:01:37 am »
Looks great !

Well done Larry...on both the opportunity and the choice of cabinet.
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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2019, 11:56:45 am »
Very nice!
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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2019, 05:49:07 pm »
That was quick thinking Larry!

I have been looking for some new glass display cases and these are very nice.

Well done with the lighting and backdrops!

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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2019, 07:39:46 pm »
Awesome Larry, you now have the choice between watching TV or looking at your collection....win win.
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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2019, 04:23:28 pm »
I think Ikea stock might have just risen a bit.  Great looking cabinet and wise move on your part to strike while the iron was hot.

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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2019, 05:52:54 pm »
Larry what is that fine looking thing in the domed glass case between the bookshelf and your new display case?
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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2019, 07:16:44 pm »
Jim, that's my blue vertical of French Naval Academy provenance - it was built in 2012 by Steve Buys.....it is definitely the pride of my collection.

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Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2019, 07:22:40 pm »
That's a stunner Larry.

(I tried to correct the image for you Larry, but its still sideways).
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