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    I finally did it !

    I finally broke down and bought a display (curio) cabinet I have been looking at them for some time and other than the fact this one is a bit on the small size (79"h X 24"w X 18"d) it has the features I wanted .

    No.1 it was cheap and got a great deal
    No.2 it had five glass shelves
    No.3 it had an inside light source
    No.4 it has a sliding side to side front door
    No.5 it locks up and has a key

    I just got last Thursday and have been slowly cleaning an arranging my "Treasures" in it . Some of my antique glass bottles , I like collecting Medicines and Bitter's type !
    So I have been putting together some smaller displays to try and fill it but I do know one thing .......

    I'm going to need another cabinet soon !

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    Looks good Danny. If it was cheap, what'd it set ya back? Interesting there's many bottles and few relics, and we know you got a ton of relic displays. Ill worry about something bigger down the road. For now, the small portable ones.

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    That looks GREAT Dan. Fantastic display!!
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    Looks great Dan. Very nice display.
    See ya soon my friend!!
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    That's awesome Dan. I've been looking for something as well. I like the looks of barrister bookcases.
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    #1 That is not a cheap cabinet.
    #2 You need three more of the same size JUST for your shoe buckles.
    #3 You don't need to lock it. Because if you are like me, every time you walk by it you will want to stop and fondle your relics.
    #4 You will want a light on the lower shelves. It maybe ok for now, but it will eventually bug the heck out of you not having one.
    #5 I like it a lot.
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    That's a beautiful case Dan, and looks like a great looking display you have going there. I've also been looking for cases on and off but can't believe how expensive they are. I had thought maybe an old store case, but those are even higher demand and extremely costly.
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    It's really nice looking Del. It must have been very hard trying to decide what goes in the case and what doesn't! I'm sure all your treasures are awesome.
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    Nice looking case and a great display you've got! I've been looking at those myself but they aren't cheap. I've looked at used store cases but I couldn't believe how expensive they are.
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    Very nice Dan!

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    I added a few pictures of some of the glass and iron tools I've placed in it . More pictures to come !

    Quote Originally Posted by MangoAve View Post
    Looks good Danny. If it was cheap, what'd it set ya back? Interesting there's many bottles and few relics, and we know you got a ton of relic displays. Ill worry about something bigger down the road. For now, the small portable ones.
    Jim its made by Pulaski and is an all wood (no veneers) & glass cabinet and was probably in the neighborhood of 6 bills a couple of years ago and its still in pretty nice shape , I practically stole it !


    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Looks great Dan. Very nice display.
    See ya soon my friend!!
    leaving in 17 days!!!!!!
    Thanks Don , can't wait !


    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    That's awesome Dan. I've been looking for something as well. I like the looks of barrister bookcases.
    Roger I like the looks of those type as well and thought about getting one but lighting it up nicely might prove to be an issue there were some nice examples on craigslist , Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    #1 That is not a cheap cabinet.
    #2 You need three more of the same size JUST for your shoe buckles.
    #3 You don't need to lock it. Because if you are like me, every time you walk by it you will want to stop and fondle your relics.
    #4 You will want a light on the lower shelves. It maybe ok for now, but it will eventually bug the heck out of you not having one.
    #5 I like it a lot.
    some of those ( 3,4) are so true Jeff ! Thanks sir . as you can see the iron at the bottom is a bit dark , i'm thinking of adding a small led light strip in the corners to light up this part better .



    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    That's a beautiful case Dan, and looks like a great looking display you have going there. I've also been looking for cases on and off but can't believe how expensive they are. I had thought maybe an old store case, but those are even higher demand and extremely costly.
    Chris I like the old wooden store type displays too and you're right they are expensive . Keep looking in your local craigslist , there are some deals around . Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    It's really nice looking Del. It must have been very hard trying to decide what goes in the case and what doesn't! I'm sure all your treasures are awesome.
    You're right Dave I want to put it all in there some of my newer display cases are as wide as the cabinet and just won't fit Thank you .



    Quote Originally Posted by chief5709 View Post
    Very nice Dan!
    Thanks Brian !
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    Nice cabinet, Dan. If it was cheap, how much did it set ya back? Looks like you need more relic displays cuz so far bottle heavy. Idk If I will ever get a cabinet, maybe just make some shelving in a room with more of a modern look to it. For now I will just focus on the portable displays so I can take a few to possible permission sites and meetings.

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    Very nice display Dan! You've reminded me (a percussionist) that I've yet to find a cowbell. I need MORE COWBELLS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexHunter View Post
    Looks great...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoAve View Post
    Nice cabinet, Dan. If it was cheap, how much did it set ya back? Looks like you need more relic displays cuz so far bottle heavy. Idk If I will ever get a cabinet, maybe just make some shelving in a room with more of a modern look to it. For now I will just focus on the portable displays so I can take a few to possible permission sites and meetings.
    Jim , I got the cabinet because I hate dusting and to make you happy I got it for a "C"-note Mr. nosey-pants And the upper two shelves are bottle heavy as the actual shelves are on the high side but the rest will be relic heavy .


    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Very nice display Dan! You've reminded me (a percussionist) that I've yet to find a cowbell. I need MORE COWBELLS!
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    It looks so good and you had to "think" about getting this. Yes, display cabinets are like potato chips....one won't do. I have to ask, is it in the nerd room or did the wife give you the okay to put it in the main house?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken C View Post
    That is a beautiful cabinet. Those old bottles are really cool.
    Thanks Ken !


    Quote Originally Posted by aloldstuff View Post
    It looks so good and you had to "think" about getting this. Yes, display cabinets are like potato chips....one won't do. I have to ask, is it in the nerd room or did the wife give you the okay to put it in the main house?????
    Yes Al I had to think about it , I'm the type that hates spending money on myself The cabinet is in my "man-cave" but my wife Suzette said it looked so nice it could go into the living room or one of the extra bedrooms . Thanks Al
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