#311 - February 2009
Most homeowners would love to have a great-looking set of display cases like the ones shown at left in their homes. The problem is, looks can be deceiving. Because of their grand, upscale appearance, many DIYers assume that they must also be difficult and expensive to build.
Don’t let appearances fool you, though. No matter how nice they look, display cases are really nothing more than plywood boxes with solid-wood edging applied to the front and back. And that means any homeowner with a table saw or circular saw, a router, a drill, and just a small amount of woodworking ability can put these together in just a couple of weekends. In fact, I’d go so far as to call these display cases a “beginner’s project.”