Build Your Own Shot Glass Display Case
A shot glass display case is a handy way to place your extensive collection of shot glasses. A lot of people have some sort of collection that they value the most. Different designs are possible, matching your tastes. With a little creativity and patience, you can make a shot glass display case with a personal touch.
Step 1: Cutting and Marking the Plywood
Make two strips of 0.5 inches each from the solid plywood. Using the same wood, make eleven strips of wood that measure 34 inches each. Run through the sides and edges of the wood lightly with sandpaper. These strips that you have cut will serve as the dividers of your shelf. Set the wooden strips aside and get the 27.33 x 34 inches plywood. With the use of a pencil and tape measure, draw straight lines with 3 inches distances for nine rows, starting from the bottom of the shelf you are going to make. For the remaining rows to the top, allow a distance of 4.5 inches each. These lines will serve as your guide when putting the strips you have cut. Make sure these lines are drawn straight. After doing this, mark the divisions for the vertical dividers. Make sure you allow a distance of 2.5 inches in each of the dividers.
Step 2: Assembling the Frame of the Display Case
After doing all the necessary markings on your display case, it is now time to form the frame. Get four strips and use wood glue to secure them on the edges of the plywood, which you will use as the back of the case. Make sure the edges fit perfectly and do not overlap. Once you have glued them into place, reinforce the frame by using pin nails and hammer them down.
Step 3: Assembling the Dividers
After you have done your frame, the next step is to assemble the dividers. Using the horizontal lines you made earlier as you guide, glue the strips one by one and reinforce them with nails and hammer. Once you are done with the horizontal base, get the remaining pieces of strips and place them exactly where you have marked the lines with your pencil. Secure them using wood glue, hammer and nails. After putting all the pieces together, make some final touches by running sandpaper through the rough parts of you display case. After this, you can either paint the display case or have it varnished. Once the finishing paint or varnish have dried, hang the display case on your allotted wall space and support it with kits for mounted heavy furniture. This will make sure that the display case won’t fall.