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Triptych Display Case

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Project by GBS posted 296 days ago 678 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plans: My own
Material: Poplar and maple ply
Finish: Minwax mahogany stain and rattle-can polyurethane
Size: 40” high and 25” wide

I built this triptych display case for 3 large mounted photos that were made by my grandfather. He was commissioned by a local church to create this piece. He asked me to make the frames. He requested the wooden hinges which he thought would convey a sense that this is an ancient piece of art. I enjoyed designing and making the wooden hinges. It took several tries to get the right proportions where they were noticeable but not overwhelming. This piece required many identical arch pieces. Making all of these pieces match was the most difficult part. All frame parts are joined by mortise and tenon.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 296 days ago

Very nice display.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 296 days ago

Very elegant!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 294 days ago

Looks fantastic, awesome design and the hinges are amazing. Excellent work!

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 264 days ago

Well done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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