I would like to make some wooden display cases that would display
individual Hess trucks. The wooden bases are the easy part; finding a
glass or acrylic top is the challenging part. Any idea where I could
get a wholesale source for these? Thanks. Rick.
Depending on how "wholesale" you need, HD or Lowes should have 1/8"
clear acrylic sheets - they're sold as replacements for window glass,
so they have sheets of several square feet each. I got a small one for
making picture frames, and it cost more than plate glass, but still
reasonable IMO - maybe $5 for maybe 3 sq feet. Hope this helps,
The stiffer of those sheets can be nicely glued together edge-to-edge
(aquarium style) or inserted into an attractive, cube-shaped frame.
Depending on the look desired, the frames could be made of wood, brass,
or even "lead" caning use with stained glass. For a true fine furniture
or museum look you could also use actual glass, maybe even beveled.
Hiring a shop to make blow molded or preassembled acrylic tops would
probably require a minimum of at least a few hundred parts to justify
I was in a Containers Store recently and they had lots of plexiglass
for storage. Possibly one of them, cut to fit, might work. They also
had display cases for sports memorabilia - like basketballs, gloves,
Look in the yellowpages or on-line.
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