Suggestions for Display of a Bible

Elaine

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We are looking for suggestions for the display of an 1800's bible. Customer would like to be able to remove if she wants to look at it. It is old and crumbling. She displays it at her B&B, but does not want her customers to handle it, but would like to display as part of the history of the home - it has been left with the home through many owners.

Any ideas, sources of places that might make something, or ideas on designs to make something like this. We don't want to recreate the wheel, if it has been done, plus the customer is cost-conscious. She has ruled out the cost of conserving it, but we would like to incorporate as much conservation for it that we can at our level.

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elaine
 

Ron Eggers

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plus the customer is cost-conscious
****, that rules out any ideas I might have had.

Am I the only one that experiences a total creative melt-down as soon as a customer says something like, "I don't want to spend much on this," especially if it's the first thing out of their mouths?

I understand that it's all relative. For some people "not spending much" means it needs to be less than a new Jaguar, but I wonder if people have any idea how limiting that statement can be.

There are some cheap options for framing that Ashley Simpson poster, but I don't think they'd be appropriate for a crumbling Bible.

Sorry to turn your question into a lecture, Elaine, but maybe we'd get a broader range of ideas if we left out that one little qualifier.
 

sheritex

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well, I don't know if this is going to be price concious...but.how about a simple box mounted on the wall....maybe glass sides and a glass top that can be opened up by the customer....we have one similiar to that at our Church for a Bible..coome to think of it.....leave off the glass sides.....I think this one just has a glass door that can be opened on the top....like a cabinet door with latch and lock
Sherry
 

Pat Murphey

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A table top display case woould be a nice option. If you e-mail me, I give you a description of how to make one. It usually takes a minimum of the equivalent of 4 frames plus labor to make one. Minimum estimated retail should be around $300.

Pat :D
 

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One of the things you should include if the Bible is going to be displayed open is a sort of v-shaped cradle. It will keep the spine of the book from deteriorating further and reduce stress.

Tony
 

jvandy57

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I'm doing a group of 5 bibles right now, customer wants to remove them also. She wants some closed and one open. I went with a box by Southwinds Moulding that mounts to the wall. It's going to look great, has a door with magnetic closers and I'm sure could be fitted with a lock. Give em a call.
 

Elaine

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Pat & Jerry,

If you can send me instruction on how you made yours and also the contact info for Southwinds moulding, that would be great.

I hate those qualifiers also Ron - some people us it, some don't. We try to come up with the best option no matter what the cost and see what they decide to do. Most of the time, they trust us and go with our recommendation.

Thanks

Elaine
 
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