Clear acrylic display cases are one of the perfect ways to show your jewelry collection,creations, and other fashionable luxury items during protecting them from dust,in the meanwhile,enhance the elegance and features of your merchandises. However, one of the problems with acrylic display cases is that they tend to come in standard sizes and your item may not fit well in a standard-sized case. You can solve this problem by making a custom case that is designed to show off your item in the best possible way.In the following we will explain you 9 steps to make a custom acrylic display case in details.
1.Measure the item which you want to display. Display case should be at least 2 inches larger than the item in height, width and length. For example, if the article you want to display is 6 inches long, 3 inches wide and 3 inches tall, should your case have two side panels that are 8 inches by 5 inches, two side panels that are 5 inches in 5 inch and top panel is 8 inches by 5 inches. Calculate the dimensions of your display case and write down the size of all the panels you need. Compensate for the width of the acrylic sheet by adding extra width to the upper panel is twice the thickness of the acrylic sheet.
2.Cut your acrylic sheet panels, using a table saw with a blade for cutting acrylic,a circular saw, saber, jigsaw or handsaw. Move the sheet gradually through the blade to ensure the section is smooth.Acrylic sheets come with a protective cover; leave it on while you break the panels.
3.Leveling edges of the acrylic panels. Start with 150-grit paper, then move to 240 grit. Finish edges and, 400 paper-fine gravel. Use up to 600-grit paper to a very smooth finish. Use wet sanding paper and rinse often. Rub the edges with a buffing wheel attachment for a drill, if desired. Peel the layers of protection when done.
4.Hold the sides of the case together to form a 90-degree angle, using clamps angle. Seal the seam between the outer acrylic pieces, using masking tape.
5.The solvent cement is applied along the seam of the inside of the case. If possible, pointy cement spatula. The horizontal seam the adhesive half of the case at the time in order to avoid running out of glue, we must Before moving on to the other side, wait for 30 minutes to dry solvent cement.
6.Place the top panel on the top of the outer case and sealing the joints between this panel and the rest of the case with adhesive tape. Stir the case so that the top panel on the bottom. Apply the glue in the veins. Wait for it to dry.
7.Cut a piece of wood so that it is exactly the same as the top of your case. This will be the bottom of the case. To ensure that the trees are between 1/2 inch and 1 inch thick.
8.Cut four pieces of trim. For instance, use a quarter round molding, if desired. Make sure the width of the window in two and double the width of the crop itself. Cut twice the width of the building and finishing the other two parts. Metropolitan edge of each piece so they fit together in a 90-degree angle.
9.Glue the pieces of trim around the edge of the forest that you cut to the bottom of the case, using wood glue. Allow the glue to dry. Sand, then stain or paint the wood. Seal the base with a coat of polyurethane sealer or similar. Let it dry. Give acrylic case over the wood base.