|Project by woodpezzer||posted 05-22-2012 06:10 AM||1641 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this glass display case a few years back specifically to hold a bunch of movie props. I wanted something you could see into from all sides and came up with this design. It would have been much easier to build it with the octagon on top and bottom as opposed to front and back but where’s the fun in that? LOL. It is made from Oak, Purple Heart and lotz of glass. The access doors, matching the front, are split vertically into two large panes in the back. I suppose this isn’t a “regular” octagon since the “sides” vary in length.
The case is about 41H X 46W X 32D and is on wheels.. thankfully! The bottom is mirrored and the single glass shelf is roughly 44W X 27D. Glass is ¼ thick. Installing the glass was pretty scary. The front and sides had to go in first so I had to lie down inside the case and have the center shelf handed to me through the back then carefully ease it onto the support pins. You wouldn’t believe how heavy that glass is!
For such a large case, it didn’t hold much—Hindsight and all that. I was so excited to have the glass installed that I forgot to take “finished” pictures before putting things inside. LOL. Anyhoo.. thanks for looking!