Customer required that there be no box over this piece. He is a former sports collectable dealer. The glove is just an off the shelf glove with no value other than the signature and those are a dime a dozen. He wanted people to be able to remove the glove from the mount so they could handle it. The backing is linen and the photos are individually framed with glass. We were also on a strict budget since he has every inch of his basement walls either covered with framed items or items yet to be framed to cover every inch.
I shaped hardwood dowel for the posts. The turnbuckles are actual turnbuckles, the ropes are shock cord. The turnbuckle sleeves and pads were sewn. I like to think it's way more than 200.00 likely around $1000 or better retail as we had to manufacture a deep frame for it but who's to say... we did it for a local charity... so in the end I guess the budget was $0
Dave and Ari came up with a sort of buckle system that passes through the backing. This is attached at the laces of the glove. I haven't seen the piece yet since this store's work is done at the warehouse location.
When the customer picked it up he told me he had no idea that I actually intended it to be a boxing ring (3 dimensional). He thought the ropes etc. would be 2 dimensional. He said he really didn't get my concept at the time it was dropped off but totally trusted my judgement.