By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Display Cabinet. At Saturday, December 15th 2018, 03:17:00 AM.
There are many styles of cabinets for displaying collectibles and other items. There are some that have glass panels and glass shelves. Others are made of fine wood with wood or glass shelves. Yet others are made with plastic, faux wood, steel, or a number of other materials. If the collection is a valuable one, like fine china or antiques, the collector will probably want to have a cabinet with a lock.
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.
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.