Christian literature display cabinet for a local church

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Project by bobdurnell posted 01-31-2008 04:40 AM 2801 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This display cabinet measures 18×18 inches square and stands 30 inches tall. It rotates an a lazy susan base. It is made out of 3/4 walnut plywood and 3/4×3/4 inch solid edge bands. One side is an access door for storing more literature. The literature is displayed behind 1/8 in Lexan plastic. The edge bands are attached with biscuits because the veneer is so thin. Not much margin for error with that stuff. The shelves for storage are made of 1/4 Melamine and are reinforced with strong backs for support. The door is hung with loose pin hinges and a small barrel bolt holds the door tight. Up till now my friend in charge of the literature used to display the material on a table and used large washers or rocks to keep the material from blowing away. This cabinet will be greatly appreciated by those who have chased down the blown away material on a windy day. The cabinet is screwed and plugged through the edge bands as well a glued. I hope that it will be used for a long time. I just visited the church where the tract display is being used. For the last few Sundays the rain had prevented its outdoor display. Eventually they will have a dedicated cart, but in the mean time they are using an old AV cart.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 01-31-2008 04:46 AM


I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your design to build one for my church.

-- Paul, Texas

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#2 posted 01-31-2008 06:01 AM

This is a great idea for me to steal for AA. We have all sorts of books and pamhlets, and this would be the perfect way to display them!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-31-2008 11:47 AM

Great job.

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#4 posted 01-31-2008 02:11 PM

This a nice cabinet that is beautifully done. Great idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-31-2008 03:14 PM

That is beautiful. great choice in wood. the grain looks great. very nice.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 01-31-2008 08:54 PM

Great Godjob bro. For the church huh? That must be a tax right off?

-- Rico Durnell Woodworker

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 06:21 PM

Hi Bob

Great looking display cabinet. You did a beautiful job on it.
Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 11:47 PM

Nice looking rack and storage inside.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 01:26 AM

That’s an excellent idea… I may have to borrow your design if you don’t mind!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 04-10-2008 01:39 AM

Too bad it wont work for every day children’s literature.
Too specialized for me I guess.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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