New Style Display Case

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 02-09-2020 07:12 PM 564 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had someone contact me that asked me to make a display case that the item could be visible all around and from the top. So, I came up with this little beauty. It’s made of Red Oak and I wanted to make it with removable glass in case there was breakage. So, there are two small brass screws a the very top of the cross slat so the top can be removed. The top and sides are removable so it has a stationary base that accepts the top portion. The inside dimension for display is 8 3/4” square and 9” high, outside dimension at the widest is 10 3/4” square and 10 1/2” tall. I applied Minwax oak stain to the project and applied 3 coats of Minwax aerosol lacquer to the case. It was very time consuming making this project, but it’s nice to see it now that it’s done. I hope you enjoy it.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 07:42 PM

Did a great job, Don. The customer should be very happy.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-09-2020 07:57 PM

That is nice Don!! Good job!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#3 posted 02-09-2020 11:00 PM

I love it. Beautiful! I’ve never tried the minwax spray lacquer. Have you ever tried the Deft spray lacquer. I absolutely love it. Great job as always.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#4 posted 02-10-2020 02:09 PM

Chuck, Yes I have tried Deft spray lacquer. The only reason I don’t use it anymore is, I can never find it. The minwax lacquer works pretty good for me. I have a few left over quarts of Deft still on my shelf I’ll probably never use.

Thanks to the rest of you. I haven’t heard anything from my customer.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#5 posted 02-10-2020 02:44 PM

Yeah, I hear ya. I get it at a woodworking store near me. Pricey, but I only use it on smaller higher quality pieces.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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