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Project by Gene Howe posted 34 days ago 888 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Commisioned trophy case.
32” wide, 30 1/2” high 11” deep
Adjustable oak shelving
Sliding glass doors.
Red oak carcass with red oak ply back.
Finish is 1 coat of 50/50 BLO & poly and two coats of 80% poly and 20% BLO followed by Paste wax.

This is one heavy box and with the 1/4” thick glass doors it’s really heavy. It’s weight is the reason for the modified Freedomcleat on the back.
The top half of the cleat is placed 1/2” from the back. The lower half has a piece of 1.24 MM BB attached to engage the cleat.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton





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Gary

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#1 posted 34 days ago

Looks great, Gene

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Jerry

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#2 posted 34 days ago

Beautiful Gene, Well done.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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lightcs1776

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#3 posted 34 days ago

Very nicely done. Looks great.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 34 days ago

super looking trophy case, Gene!!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 34 days ago

Gene that is one nice looking case. All made with boards.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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eddie

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#6 posted 34 days ago

awesome build on the trophy case Gene,they should be very happy with this trophy

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 34 days ago

Thanks Guys.
Bill, you noticed. Not counting the cleat, 4 “boards” in all.

Just noticed that it looks like a lighted cabinet. It’s not. That’s just a reflection of a florescent on the ceiling behind me.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 34 days ago

Nice job on the case!
If you need a hand installing it, give me a call….
I’ll give you Marty’s phone number!!!

The customer WILL be very happy!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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firefighterontheside

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#9 posted 34 days ago

Gene, I’ve added this to favorites because I may need to make something like this for my firehouse. Where did you get the door track and door for that matter?

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 34 days ago

Wow
Nice case. The trophy case is a trophy.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 34 days ago

Looks very well done from here. And a lot stouter than a ‘store bought’ version. I thought it was lighted until you smartened me up.

Could you have that glass slide in dados rather than using tracks?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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CFrye

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#12 posted 34 days ago

Beautifully crafted, Gene. I’d like the track and glass info as well. Is there a blog part deux? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 34 days ago

Great job Gene!
What/where did you get the door handles?

Now you need a trophy case big enough to put this one in!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 34 days ago

Thanks for the kind words folks.
Bill and Candy, the track came from Rockler. Here’s the site.
I installed the track on the cabinet and took the cabinet to the only glass shop in town and they cut it, polished the edges and installed mating track with the little wheels on each door.

Andy, Rockler also sells wooden track. Like you, I’m not a fan of hardware. But in this case, speed was of the essence and the customer actually expected the bronze looking track and handles.

Bill, get a track system in your hands before beginning the build.
FWIW, the sides are tenoned into dados in the top and bottom. Because of the weight and the weight of the trophies, I used screws in the top and bottom. It’ll be hung where they won’t be seen, if they were visible, Ida counter bored and plugged ‘em.

Candy, Part deux is being re written as we speak. I type as slow and intermittantly as I work.

Oldnovice, The glass company had 8’-10’sticks of that material in several shades/tones. They just whack off a few inches and it fits the 1/4” glass.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 34 days ago

You made the top 3 before I even got a chance to comment!

Beautiful work. They should love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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