I’m finally going to hang my Noah’s Ark piece in time for Thanksgiving so people can actually see it on a wall and not in the box I’ve been storing it in trying to keep it out of sunlight. My idea is to attach a sheet of flexible material underneath the backside wall cleat and have it run up over the top and back down covering the front side of the piece.
Once on the wall when you would want to view and or touch the piece you could roll the material up hanging from the bottom and I could use some strategically placed velcro to secure the rolled up material at the topside of the piece until it’s time to release it and it rolls down the front side of the piece and it’s covered up once again.
I made a few calls and clear plastic with UV protection didn’t seem to be on hand at some plastic distributors. Does anyone know of a good flexible rollable material that could do the trick here? If I can’t find a clear plastic to provide UV protection, I can always get sun block fabric material to use. Since you can easily roll it up to expose the piece, transparency isn’t a must. Looking for some ideas LJers.
If you want to see the original project post it’s here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/144658
-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!