Belgian Display Case Copy

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Project by WoodAbuser posted 02-01-2021 06:15 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I stayed in a B&B on the grounds of the Saint Bernardus brewery in SW Belgium in 2012. I saw a display case I thought was very interesting, and within my construction capabilities. However, I only took one photo, and didn’t have enough info to copy it. Fortunately, another couple we knew were getting married later in the summer, and planned to honeymoon at the same place. I asked, and they took more photos and measurements.

In 2014, I finally found time to tackle the project. It appeared to me it was a fir-type wood, so I found an old waterbed frame from my college days in the attic, and planed and cut it to the proper-sized boards. (Back in the early 1970’s, I bought fine-grain, old growth fir in the upper Midwest as construction boards!)

The attached photo shows the original case in Belgium on the left, and my copy on the right.

Because I liked the results, and because I have ended up with too many pub glasses from our travels, I built a second, identical case, only using black walnut.

I highly recommend visiting that B&B; easy bike riding on flat land, lots of WWI history, and several breweries in the area, all at very reasonable prices.

7 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-01-2021 06:18 PM

Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 02-01-2021 06:47 PM

Very well done! Just beautiful and functional.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 02-01-2021 06:59 PM

Very nice work, and a good story with it.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 02-01-2021 07:38 PM

Just beautiful work from top to bottom. If I had to choose between the two I would pick yours.

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#5 posted 02-01-2021 07:38 PM

Very excellent!

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#6 posted 02-01-2021 10:57 PM

looks better than the original.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 02-02-2021 11:30 AM

Very nice!

-- Petey

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