Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

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    Drewski's Avatar
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    Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    I have 3 helmets to display on wall above my TV but no shelf or stands. The cost of good stands and a shelf big enough is a pain. So I made these simple brackets that are very affordable. Metal piece from Home Depot $3.50 and wooden plaque to cover top of bracket $2.00 at Hobby Lobby. This first one was made big enough to accommodate the large Vader dome but looks good with other size lids. The wood plaque will be black with a red empire logo decal.

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    Pretty cool idea. I just use paper towel holders that I bought from bed bath & beyond for $18.

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    Is the metal piece already bent that way from Home Depot? Any pics on how you have everything together? I've been wanting to do something like this for my helmets & Batman cowls. Thanks for posting

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    Fantastic! I've been trying to figure out a way to get this done. You solved the issue for me. Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    Great idea love the look of it . Post up a finished pic when you get a chance. Nice little room ya got going there!

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    Details as requested...The metal used was not pre-bent, it was a straight piece 3/4 in. wide, 1/8 in. thick and 36 in. long zinc plated. I started with the simple 90 degree bend 2 in. section that attaches to a 4 in. wooden circle cut from a piece of scrap i had. Thats the pad the helmet sits on. I needed about a 6 inch radius bend...for that i used the base of a coffee can. The metal was clamped to my workbench and a 1x2 cleat was placed at the point i wanted the bend to start, this kept the can from moving. The metal is lightweight enough to bend easily around the base of the can. I used all 36 inches of the piece, 2 at the pad, 8 to the start of the bend, 10 inches around the bend, that left 16 inches against wall. The wooden plaque is 7 inches in diameter and just hangs over mounting screws on its own hanger.

    Hoping thats enough details, thanks for looking. Ive also decided to stain the plaque red and use a silver/metallic vinyl decal.

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    Pics of complete hanger

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    I've been looking for a way to get my TK bucket out of its storage bag..

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    very cool .. thank you for posting this .... the cog really sets it off ...i bet a fett chest logo would look really cool on one of those

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    This is too cool! I've been trying to find a cheap and easy way to display mine, but still make it look awesome. Great idea!

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    My god is great idea!!! congratulations is very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    I gotta get off my arse and build some of these...

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    Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures

    Not a bad idea.

    looks simple to make too

    Genius.

    like the look of your room

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