Display cases for an Eye Dr. friend.

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Project by MoreWoodPlease posted 04-08-2010 03:42 PM 3010 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a favor for a close friend who needed display cases for eyeglasses. Four foot square. Solid cherry. Piano wire holding the glasses. Working with piano wire is like working with a two year old, you think it will be easy, then all hell breaks loose. The coil of wire will quickly fill a room if you let it get away from you. This is the first of three cases to be made. Cherry stain, then three coats of poly. I had to make an inner case, and an outer case to conceal everything going on in between ie. the sides had to be reinforced with 1” plywood strips embedded with steel bars, and the eye hooks holding the wires. The reinforcement was to prevent sagging when the wires were pulled taught.
The end result was you can actually “play” this case!
Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 04:37 AM

Found this while looking at past projects. This is quite the design project – wires, tension, lighting and an attractive design. i find it surprising that no one has commented on this. (A belated) thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 05:54 AM

I just came across this while looking for a display case… after reading the description, I must say that sounds like an absolute nightmare! Helluva job!

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