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Blog entry by GaryBuck posted 08-16-2009 06:13 PM 1004 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know if this is where I should ask this but here goes. I’m not really sure what it is even called but I have a marble base and glass dome top for cheese, that my mom gave me and my mother in law wants me to make her one out of wood for the base and a glass dome. My problem is I can’t find anybody that sells the glass domes by themselves, found some with the marble base but I just want the glass or if I have to I would even settle for plastic domes. Does anyone know where I can find these, or if they even exist by themselves any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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#1 posted 08-16-2009 07:01 PM

It might sound ridiculous, but you can often get something like that at TJ Maxx or likewise store for cheap and replace the existing base with your own.

How crazy is that? Well, it is not an uncommon thing to do.

I priced a job with have a piece of light granite for a table. It was cheaper to buy a whole rolling kitchen island from an import store and cannibalize the granite than it was to have a piece of granite specially cut locally.

The same applied to making a stand with a stainless steel top. I could cannibalize a stainless steel top from a manufactured kitchen island cheaper than having one made.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 07:27 PM

sounds like todd
has the answer .

good luck !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 10:48 PM

I’ve seen them in Craft stores such as Michael’s and A.C.Moore in my area…..They are inexpensive there and have handles on them unlike the ones in the link above.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 10:58 PM

Good luck. I’m guessing that you want one with a handle.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 08-17-2009 12:15 AM

Thanks for the advice and the info, guys. To bentlyj thanks for looking that up and sending it to me, but,,, even though they got some cool things there I did say it was for the mother-in-law, and even though I really like her,,,,, I don’t like her “THAT” much L.O.L. WHEEHOO Over a hundred bucks is more than what I had in mind on spending on her, then I’d have to make the base and buy the cheese and slicer,,, naaaa maybe I’ll just go to Wal-Mart and buy her something for around $10 or $15 and tell her I made it. L.O.L.

But thanks again everyone, that’s what I love about this site ask and you shall recieve.

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#6 posted 08-17-2009 08:44 PM

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#7 posted 08-17-2009 08:59 PM

Craft stores in my area stock them all day long. Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Garden Ridge… Not sure what is by you if any of them…

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#8 posted 08-18-2009 02:36 PM

Thanks guys, lew wrote me at my e-mail with a tip called woodturners and they got just the lids for $8 and $18 for two different sizes so that’s where I’ll go. The only craft store around here went out of buissness so I thought I was up a creek here but all the LJ’s came through once again, Thanks, This place has a lot of cool stuff so check it out when you get a chance, once again that was woodturners, they have some good deals.

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#9 posted 08-19-2009 01:11 AM

Here’s the actual link to the domes , but they look a little cheesy to me. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 08-26-2009 06:42 PM

yea Dusty56 it ain’t easy being cheesy L.O.L. Thanks to all I found some.

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