Had some nice figured cherry I've been sitting on for awhile just waiting for the perfect project. My wife has had this beautiful engraved 1851 Navy hidden away in a case. Better to put it on display, I think. I made this for her for Christmas. The "glass" is lexan. I have real glass and cut it up and noticed a scratch right in the middle of the main window. Meh… had some lexan and its much easier to work with and very clear so I went with that instead. The back panel is lightly figured dark walnut to create contrast with the light steel of the pistol. The pistol was engraved by master engraver Sean McVicker.