By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Display Cabinet. At Saturday, December 15th 2018, 03:16:14 AM.
The best cabinets have also a locking storage and drawers in the base. Some manufacturers will even add additional shelves and shelf support, to make the storage of any items in the cabinet simpler and easier. The wood used to make the shelves has grain finishes, and can then be polished to give them a feel of elegance. A glass display cabinet made of oak, mahogany, or any other hardwood can last for longer, and is more appealing. The wood is stronger, and even after many years, the cabinet will not have aged much.
Consider your collection's style. Room display cabinets should not dominate a collection. Instead, they should enhance it. If you have a collection of model 19th century sailing ships, for example, choose a cabinet with traditional styling that will give your collection a "period" feel. Regardless of style, however, be sure that your cabinet has adjustable shelves. Consider alternate locations. Most people who want curio cabinets tend to want to place them in a living room or den. If you think creatively, though, you might be able to find an innovative way to display your collection. Here's an idea: what about a display cabinet built underneath a kitchen counter or island? Since the kitchen is the most used room in many houses, you'll have more opportunities to view your collection if it's located here.
Some cabinets are designed specifically for certain collectibles. There are die-cast display cases that are designed to showcase miniature die-cast collectible cars. NASCAR fans who collect miniature versions of their favorite NASCAR drivers' cars can enjoy their collection in a case designed either in a stand alone version or a wall mounted version. For such a collection, glass shelves are usually desired so that all angles of the car can be seen and appreciated without having to take the car out. More handling equals more risk of damage or wear. Depending on the collectible, even natural oils from handling can depreciate the value of the collectible. Coins and stamps are especially susceptible to surface damage merely by handling.