|Project by MLK||posted 07-11-2009 12:02 AM||4429 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
My wife’s son has been in US Army for over 20 years. During that time he has been awarded over 300 military coins from varies commands and deployments, but had no way of displaying them. When he was deployed to Iraq I told him I would design and build him a display case for his coins, this project is the result of that promise.
The lower cabinet is made from Oak and Oak Plywood just a standard base cabinet, except for the top. The top is made from ¾ pine and supported by 1×2 Fir cross members, this is to support the weight of the upper cabinet and coins. The upper cabinet is also made from Oak and Oak plywood and is 4 separate cabinets, two larger ones and two smaller ones each cabinet has 9 shelf’s and each shelf will hold 10 coins depending on there size. The upper cabinet has a total of 36 shelves that are made from pine. The back supports are cut at 15deg angle; the base also has a 15 deg 7/16 wide dado for the coins to sit in. The 4 cabinets when assembled together left an open center to accommodate a heavy duty lazy Suzan that permits the top to rotate 360 deg..
This project took over a year to design and build and was shipped to Fort Knox KY.