Display Cabinet

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Project by SnowyRiver posted 07-21-2009 02:57 AM 3284 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wall mounted display cabinet that I built for my dad. He is 89 and lives in a senior assisted living center just a few blocks from me. He seems to be spending his time buying replica model cars out of catalogs and he had them standing all over the apartment so I decided to build him a cabinet to display them and clean up the apartment a bit. The cabinet is about 26 by 36 inches and 5 inches deep. Its built from red oak. I dovetailed the sides together. The back is oak paneling. The front has a glass door. I put in adjustable glass shelves leaving him some room at the top for any future purchases :-)

The finish is oil stain with two coats of shellac.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 07-21-2009 03:32 AM

Very nice I have a few of those old Fords from Danbury Mint myself I had them in a display case I purchased from them but it was how can I say “tacky” so after our recent move I haven’t unboxed them. I am just waiting on a good idea to strike me to build something way better than I had before.

-- David '65

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#2 posted 07-21-2009 04:47 AM

The display case is great. Your father should be very pleased.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-21-2009 04:48 AM

Great looking display case! I’m sure your Dad is really enjoying having all of his collection on display.

-- John @

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#4 posted 07-21-2009 05:05 AM


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#5 posted 07-21-2009 05:25 AM

very thoughtful gift for your dad … bet he appreciates it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 07-21-2009 05:43 AM

Verey nice job on the display cabinet. I’m sure Dad has to love it. I like the glass shelves here so you can really see the cars better than if you had used wood. Congratulations on such a fine build.

Ken McGinnis

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#7 posted 07-21-2009 06:47 AM

Way to go Keith your a good son. nice work also.

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#8 posted 07-22-2009 02:43 PM

Very nice cabinet and I’m sure that Dad is happy too : )

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#9 posted 07-24-2010 07:02 PM

Outstanding collection.His effort deserve cabinet like that.Great tribute to your dad.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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