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Display case project

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:46 pm
by Stillburning
After seeing a post by Slashter last summer http://www.metaldetectingforum.co.uk/vi ... 21&t=79641 I have been thinking about making a similar display (well almost a complete copy!) I have also looked through the threads on here and have now finished the project.

The display case is an Ikea "Detolf" unit with a set of 4 "Dioder" LED lights so each shelf has some illumination, I also bought a 5m roll of self adhesive green baize,some canvas stretch frames and Lindner floating frames.

I have used a hot glue gun to mount the items on the frames, the large Lindner frame does not hold thin/heavy items very well apart from at the edges.

I am pleased with how it turned out, and it will be very easy to add items as they are found or returned from the FLO.

Most of the finds are from detecting although a few of the milled silver in the third picture I have had for years and the beads in the second photo are from Beady Pool on St Agnes on the Isles of Scilly where I used to go camping.

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Re: Display case project

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:30 am
by Stillburning
This is the bottom shelf that has a mixture of detecting finds, family items, and pieces I have collected. To mount the badges on the stretch canvas frame I cut some holes with a scalpel to push the lugs through and secured with the original pins if present or match sticks.
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Re: Display case project

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:59 am
by beaubrummell
You have your own little museum there. ::g

Re: Display case project

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:12 pm
by Fisher1266X
Thats a great display "Stillburning", thanks for the info on what products you used and the way you constructed it ::g

Best
Paul

Re: Display case project

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:59 pm
by dexters shed
looks great, I have the ikea case too, and did think there was a lot of wasted space, gives me ideas for future projects, cheers

Re: Display case project

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:55 pm
by dexters shed
for anyone else wanting to do similar, I was having trouble locating the green stuff, popped into LIDL for shopping and got a roll of imitation grass (short) 2mx1m £4.99 reckon it'll look ideal,

Re: Display case project

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:05 pm
by Stillburning
The green stuff I used was off a well known auction site listed under self adhesive felt baize fabric mini roll, but at £25.99 for a 5m x 45cm roll the artificial grass is cheaper - looking forward to seeing some photos of your project ::g

Re: Display case project

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:05 pm
by dexters shed
Stillburning wrote:- looking forward to seeing some photos of your project ::g

I did a video, save me reducing all the pictures to post here


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Re: Display case project

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:42 pm
by Koala
Well done. Fantastic and professional display.

Re: Display case project

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:51 pm
by hauntedqueen
That looks great, well done, has given me lots of ideas! By the way...those pieces of pottery, are they roman? only I found a lot in a field and they look identical.

Michelle

Re: Display case project

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:39 pm
by northernmonkey
Impressive display, well done ::g .....makes mine look a bit rubbish ...lol

Re: Display case project

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:44 pm
by fred
Very nice. Just started revising mine so will nick all the interesting ideas. ::g

Re: Display case project

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:42 pm
by Belso
Like what you have done lots of good finds. ::g

Re: Display case project

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:31 pm
by cantona1
Very envious of your collection and beautifully displayed, only just started this lark myself but am starting to get a nice millitaria collection together. Thanks for sharing.
Cantona

Re: Display case project

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:23 am
by Oaktree
Great finds and display.some good ideas there.

Re: Display case project

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:44 am
by Johnnn
great arrangements there, good use of small space to great effect.......HH......Johnnn