Hockey Jersey Case

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Project by cdkoch posted 03-21-2012 09:01 AM 2612 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is my first attempt at “wood working” since 7th grade shop class. I received a table saw for Christmas last year and I needed a project to learn how to use it. I wanted a black case to display one of my high school hockey jerseys. Eventually plan to make a second for my college jersey. I hung it on the garage wall because I didn’t consult my wife before I started on the project and that is the only place “in the house” she would allow it. Oh well, I’m out there a lot anyways. Since I planned on painting it and the likelihood that I would screw up a bit (i.e. needed some cheap material to learn with), I just used 3/4” MDF. Glass is just standard double thick. Jersey is sewn on (another first for me) to black velveteen fabric, foam core (the stuff used for picture frame mat), and held in with 1/4” hardboard. Turned out kind of heavy, so it is hung with a metal french cleat. Overall size is about 40”x36”.

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 11:15 AM

Tell your wife she is nuts you did a great job on this frame for your first need to put in your bedroom so she has to see it everyday. Yes I am older and don’t understand that one you did a great job. Don’t stop move forward.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 04:44 PM

Very nicely done! Maybe she will soften over time. Do you have an office where you might put it?
Don’t stop wood working you’re off to a great start.


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 09:29 PM

looks great, i have had one in the go for like a year now and just finally getting back to it. what did you use to attach your fabric to the sides and back?

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 12:50 AM


I’d center it on the wall over the headboard… ;^)


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#5 posted 11-05-2012 05:14 AM

Jason_31: Thanks for the nice comment. I attached the fabric to the foam core using sewing pins. I believe they call it “stretch pinning”. You just do as the name implies and stretch the fabric across the foam core and then stick lots of pins through the fabric into the side edge of the foam core. If you do it correctly, you are left with a very taught and well attached piece of fabric (i.e. no wrinkles or sags).

CessnaPilotBarry: Thanks! Yes, goalie. I noticed after I made this that Jersey displays tend to be made with very small jerseys, not XXXL like mine. Oh well, I’m happy with it.

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