Triptych Display Case

  • Advertise with us
Project by GBS posted 10-07-2013 12:55 AM 1740 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plans: My own
Material: Poplar and maple ply
Finish: Minwax mahogany stain and rattle-can polyurethane
Size: 40” high and 25” wide

I built this triptych display case for 3 large mounted photos that were made by my grandfather. He was commissioned by a local church to create this piece. He asked me to make the frames. He requested the wooden hinges which he thought would convey a sense that this is an ancient piece of art. I enjoyed designing and making the wooden hinges. It took several tries to get the right proportions where they were noticeable but not overwhelming. This piece required many identical arch pieces. Making all of these pieces match was the most difficult part. All frame parts are joined by mortise and tenon.

4 comments so far

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


21656 posts in 4834 days

#1 posted 10-07-2013 06:40 AM

Very nice display.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 3451 days

#2 posted 10-07-2013 03:47 PM

Very elegant!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 3334 days

#3 posted 10-09-2013 04:36 PM

Looks fantastic, awesome design and the hinges are amazing. Excellent work!

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5623 posts in 4871 days

#4 posted 11-08-2013 02:35 AM

Well done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics