|Project by FJPetruso||posted 05-18-2011 02:12 AM||1681 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I’m finally posting a project that I made a few years ago for my wife. At the time she was actively collecting Precious Moments figurines. She wanted a case to display only the figurines that I purchased for her to display in our bedroom.
For this display cabinet I used 3/4” Oak & 1/4” oak for shelves. I measured the figurines tallest height & planned for a cabinet that would have three shelves for display. Then I ripped & routed some molding for the rails & stiles with a cove & a groove for the glass. I used miters for the door frame & glued & screwed it together from top & bottom so the screws wouldn’t show. (I didn’t plug any screw holes because the cabinet was to be mounted at eye level & the screws wouldn’t be seen.) Then I made the frame with a top & bottom that also has a cove molded into the front & side edges. The top & bottom were also attached from the top & bottom so the screws wouldn’t show. The top bottom & sided were given a 1/4” deep rebate for an Oak Plywood back. Before assembling, I made a simple jig to space the adjustable shelf holes & used 1/4” pegs for shelf supports. The hinges & magnetic catch were added to the door & the door was installed. I used a thicker shelf for the bottom so the figurines could be fully seen when the door is closed. (See Photos) All the wood was stained with Minwax Golden Oak Stain & sealed with a satin poly coat. The wife was happy for a while again.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"