Looking for display case recommendations

Framing Goddess

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I am looking for recommendations for acrylic sports memorabilia display cases... signed baseball caps, cards, bats and balls, as well as jerseys.

Have any favorites you find yourself using again and again?

Let me know!

Thanks in advance!

Edie the dontwanttoframethese goddess
 

J Phipps TN

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I'm not sure if you can use acrlic in these custom boxes by Southwinds Moulding does the neatest boxes out of any of thier mouldings you choose.
Any size. You tell them the size of the piece being framed and they make a custom box to meet your needs. It's really cool.
I have one in the shop and the top comes off easy and I keep a teady bear in it to show that it keeps the dust off and you can get to your things easily.

I hope this is what you where looking for.
At any rate, this is a great one to have just in case.

Jennifer
 

Framerguy

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Jennifer has a good idea, Edie. I have built a number of display cases using the Southwinds mouldings and you can build them to any dimension you choose following the instructions that are provided by Southwinds.

I don't think Fred would mind if I posted a view of their various profiles that are available for different shaped cases.

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You can buy them in prefinished or bare wood and chop them to your own requirements for a display case.

I posted these on another thread way back somewhere but I will show you 2 of the cases that I built for my customers. The first one was over 2' long and housed 2 sets of N guage trains.

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This one was built for displaying a Kachina doll.

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Hopes this helps you.

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Framing Goddess

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Thanks for the ideas, all!

I have info from Showcase coming my way and will talk to Lois at Superior.

I was hoping for something that was a standard in-stock item, made almost wholly of acrylic. I use a local guy to make my acrylic boxes, but I was thinking that having something 'off the rack' might save a few bucks and design time. I'm also thinking that this customer might want easy access to his goodies.

I'd like to not have to frame these and a frameless look was what my customer requested anyway.

Thanks again in advance!
Edie the i'llframethemifimust goddess
 

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I had a feeling that was what you were aiming for, Edie. For future reference, if you have a customer that likes the wood look, these are very easy to build. The top is removable for access to the interior.

The hexoganal case was a bit small in relative size to the moulding and larger hex cases don't have such a dominant wood appearance.

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Edie,

Give the guys at HP Manufacturing / House of Plastics on downtown Prospect a shot at it. I've used them before.

216-361-6500
 

Framerguy

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Originally posted by JudyN:
By the way the showcase case are nice. Framerguy...does Southwinds have a website?
Thank you ................. I don't think they do.

FGII
 

Doug Gemmell

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Edie,

You can use just about any moulding to make a base for an acrylic case, from simple to elegant. Those that slope up (from outside to inside) tend to look the best however. Just make the frame, slap in a suede mat that is reinforced from the bottom, and order the box to fit inside the frame, any height you choose.

Sounds simple....and it is. They look great!
 

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Several years ago I was involved in building displays for trade shows. That is a whole separate universe of elements that are sold to produce innovative eye catching displays. I saw some terrific stuff that I thought would make great consumer displays.

There were companies for instance that sold custom aluminum extrusions that were very chichi and could be assembled with plexi, glass or other metals. I use to use a combination of hand brushed aluminum with complex shapes in acrylic sheet.

I used to find these companies in the Thomas Register a compendium of manufacturers of many things. The books were like an encyclopedia, then they went the way of the cd and finally the web.

The neat thing about doing it this way is that you develop a unique look that will not be found in other framing shops in your area.

The trade used a magazine called exhibit builder. The also offered an annual buyers guide that was like gold to me.

Exhibit builder magazine

They have an interactive product guide. This is mainly for those who are into DIY. If you are into hardware be sure to cover your chair with some vinyl sheeting, in order to avoid soiling your chair when you see this stuff ;)

my two dinari,

Dan
 

Bob Carter

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Edie-We use Caseworks; hundreds of great cases with major league logos if you wish.

I'm pretty sure it is www.caseworksintl.com

If not, email me tomorrow and I'll get the address at work.

We sell them as well as I have them for my collection
 

JohnR

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Check eBay. There is a good selection of acrylic cases. Many of good quality. I tried my hand at acrylic fab. but given the time involved, I can't compete with these guys.
John
 
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