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“… the display case you made for my Hood… In a word, WOW!! You did a very fine job on it. I love it !! It blows away
the case I paid more for … Top Notch!”

– Ted Bunn, as seen in Fine Scale Modeler

“Hi Ron, I received my cases today and they look AWESOME! Your work is very clean and neat and my ships will look great in your display cases. Its also nice to know that customer service is alive and well with Grandpa’s Cabinets. The turn around time exceeded my expectations. I will definitely use your services again”

– Charles Matthews

I looked over the cases yesterday and they were perfect. It’s especially good because I got similar cases from other guys ( I won’t mention names) but it took ten months to a year to get theirs, even after repeated complaints.

And your prices matched theirs — without the aggravation.

And your quality outstripped them. I will definitely be back.”

– Bob Murphy

The case arrived yesterday afternoon. It was in perfect condition. Beautiful job of packing. The case looks great, and it fits like a glove on the base I made. The case itself is very well done, very professional. Thank you for an easy, professional job and service.
– Kevin McClure

“This is absolutely what I wanted – the fit is flawless and the workmanship on both the case and wooden base is above reproach. When I started my search for a way to both display and protect a 100-year-old family heirloom model, every possibility was cost prohibitive. Ron’s case was not only affordable, but his customer service can’t be beat. What else could you want?” – Monty Fowler

“My order with Grandpa’s Cabinets was flawless. Ron gave me a quote by email, and went to work immediately on my order. He shipped the case the same day my check reached him. The case cover I ordered arrived well-packed, and fit perfectly. I had an odd-sized premade base, and Ron made the cover to fit within a 1/8 inch tolerance, all by email and at what I felt was a good price. I will order again from him.”
– Peter Van Buren

I just received a replacement display case from Grandpas Cabinets for one that was destroyed in shipping last week. All it took was a quick phone call to Ron Baluch explaining the condition the display case arrived in, he promised to start a replacement that weekend and get it shipped Monday. True to his word the case has arrived in excellent condition and is more then what I had expected, great workmanship and efforts for customer satisfaction.. – Roger Torgeson

My case looks great . . . fits like a glove around the existing base and nicely proportioned in terms of length/width/height. I really like the smooth, almost invisible edges. And your careful packaging insured safe delivery. – Bill Greene

“Ron built me a custom made all acrylic display case with a solid oak base according to the dimensions I needed and I couldn’t be more satisfied. The acrylic is optical quality and fits perfectly to the base. The price was also very reasonable. I ended up paying about half of what my other custom cases cost from another builder. His fast and friendly service made the entire transaction enjoyable. Ron is going to be building all my cases from now on.” – Ted Bunn

“I got the case you built for me this morning and it is really gorgeous!  I contacted two other companies to get estimates and they were not even close to yours…From now on you are doing all my special orders” – Bob Pence

“Ron, the case arrived today in perfect condition. The workmanship is very well done especially the delicate work of forming the acrylic edges and joining corners. Spectacular

I inserted the yet to be finished model of the Battleship Missouri and it immediately gave me a sense of what the total presentation will be like. It encourages me to build in even more detail into the model itself.  Thank you for the prompt and professional service. I have a collection of Brass locomotives that I will be asking you to build cases for soon. I look forward to the relationship.  My grandchildren will thrilled once they start receiving these presents over the next years! “- Bobby Poole

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National Ocenanic and Atmospheric Administration Time Capsule

Grandpa’s Cabinets was proud to be part of history! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissioned us to build a time capsule case. The time capsule will be opened 20 years from now.

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Order a display case to ensure your models are protected for history!

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Got Model Display Case Questions? Give me a call!

If you have any questions, you can contact Ron Baluch via email or phone.

Each and every inquiry is important and we will take care of all your questions so your precious memorabilia or fine scale models look their very best in a custom display case from Grandpa’s Cabinets.

Email: ron@grandpascabinets.com

Phone: (586) 506-2222

Mailing Address
Grandpa’s Cabinets
2956 Stonegate Lane
Middleburg, FL 32068

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Mr. Ron Baluch

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Ron believes display cases should have:

  • Quality materials for quality results
  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Attention to detail
  • Great Customer Service to keep you coming back!

Ron has been in the graphic arts field for over 30 years has been a wood worker for even longer. It is Ron’s passion that has driven him to starting “Grandpa’s Cabinets” which provide custom display cases for your finest models and memorabilia.

Ron found placing his models on the shelf to collect dust and to be knocked over by admirers was more upseting than having to repaint model mistakes.

Ron now offers modelers some protection and adds a true sense of pride in the skill and hard work of ship modeling.

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Custom Model Display Cases to Enhance and Protect Your Model Art

A model display case is an effective way to protect your model and reflect its high quality!  Ron Baluch of Grandpa’s Cabinets has a passion for quality and his custom display cases represent this quality in every way!

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Read about our latest custom display case commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Our customers speak the praises of Ron’s display cases:

  • “Wow! I love it! Top Notch!” – Ted Bunn
    as seen in Fine Scale Modeler
  • “…AWESOME! Your work is very clean & neat.
  • My ships look great in your display cases
  • Customer service is alive and well with Grandpa’s Cabinets!
  • Turn around time exceeded expectations
  • will definitely use you services again
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Ted Bunn was recently featured in Model Magazine and he still protects his model ships with model display cases from Grandpa’s Cabinets! modelmagazine151x213

Ron Baluch has a passion for building models. He is an experienced craftsman whose meticulous attention to detail showsin the display cases that he makes. Ron’s quality model display cases protects models and memorabilia from dust. His model cabinets are the perfect solution to protect your model trains, planes, automobiles, ships and other collectables.

Designed to your specifications, all fine scale model display cases are made out of quality oak wood with a fine furniture quality finish. Ron uses white or red oak for all the wood trim and bases. The finish is clear gloss polyurethane which is durable and long lasting. The clear top and sides are 1/8″ plexiglass, durable and safe for those with admiring children

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Craftsmanship

Grandpa’s Cabinets takes pride in their high quality display cases knowing that they will protect and enhance your model art for years to come. As a modeler, I know the time and effort spent creating a model.
You deserve a display case that embraces the same quality standards reflected in your model.

Below are a few pictures that describe the craftsmanship and design

 

After choosing a pleasing wood grain pattern, the oak is cut to finished size for routing and finishing.

Ron now works with the optical quality acrylic on the bending jig, creating the cover to fit the oak base.

The oak base has been routed and sanded to desired finish quality, and a final coat of polyurethane clear coat is applied.

The oak base is finished, clear coated, and the acrylic top is flame polished and test fitted for the quality fit and finish each customer expects just prior to packing for shipment.

 

 

 

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A model display case is an excellent choice to protect your model ship, model airplane, model car or any other type of model art. You’ve invested a lot of time into your artwork so take the final step and protect if from accidental bumps, scratches and crashes!

I offer my customers a variety of already assembled cases to fit almost any model size, and have allowed extra room to allow ideal presentation of their builds. These cases are designed and built to the exact same standards as all of my custom work, but because I build them in volume, I can offer you, the customer, a discounted price.

Each case is built with an all acrylic cover and the base is solid oak. I leave the base unfinished to allow you to choose either a natural finish with polyurethane topcoat, or a dark stain with polyurethane topcoat. I generally use Minwax oil based stain in their Special Walnut color. This gives a rich dark finish to the red oak I use. With the natural finish, the wood maintains its natural color and grain pattern with a deep rich color all its own.

 

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Model Display Cases

Model Display Cases

A model display case is an excellent choice to protect your model ship, model airplane, model car or any other type of model art.  You’ve invested a lot of time into your artwork so take the final step and protect if from accidental bumps, scratches and crashes!

I have below a list of some of the most popular sizes. This list is only suggestion sizes, and I can build any size you require so if you don’t see what you want, just fill out the custom quote request and I will get you a price to exactly what you need.  Check out our custom display cases!

Each case is built with an all acrylic cover and the base is solid oak.  I allow you to choose either a natural finish with polyurethane topcoat, or a dark stain with polyurethane topcoat.  I generally use Minwax oil based stain in their Special Walnut color.  This gives a rich dark finish to the red oak I use.  With the natural finish, the wood maintains its natural color and grain pattern with a deep rich color all its own.

All dimensions are the inside size within the acrylic cover area

Our popular sizes include:

All dimensions are expressed in inches for length x width x height

  • 6x4x4 – $111.00
  • 8x4x4 – $111.00
  • 10x4x4 – $111.00
  • 10x4x6 – $115.00
  • 12x4x6 – $115.00
  • 12x12x4 – $130.00
  • 14x4x6 – $120.00
  • 14x14x4 – $135.00
  • 14x14x6 – $144.00
  • 16x4x6 – $120.00
  • 18x4x6 – $124.00
  • 20x6x6 – $135.00
  • 20x20x6 – $192.00
  • 20x6x8 – $144.00
  • 22x6x6 – $150.00
  • 24x6x8 – $154.00
  • 26x6x8 – $156.00
  • 28x6x8 – $165.00
  • 30x6x8 – $173.00
  • 30x6x10 -$182.00
  • 32x6x10 – $186.00
  • 34x6x10- $189.00
  • 36x6x10 – $193.00
  • 38x6x10 – $198.00

To place an order, please order from our Popular Display Cases form

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Custom display cases enhance and protect your model art | custom display cases

Enhance and Protect Your Model Art

These custom display cases are made of a an optical grade acrylic that is crystal clear and of the highest quality. I only use solid oak for the display bases, trim, and never use veneers or laminates. The customer benefits from fast production as I only need 5 to 7 workdays to produce any custom case order. The full acrylic display cases are custom built and can be ordered with or without a beautiful oak base. Every display case is built custom made to the exact size the customer desires and needs.

You’ve worked hard on your model and want to protect it from accidential bumps or scratches.  Custom display cases protect your model art from curious fingers seeking to touch your model while providing an artistic look worthy of a museum piece.

The clear top and sides are a minimum of 1/8″ optical grade acrylic that are placed and formed to attain a very precise finished interior dimension. Customers use these acrylic display covers to “exactly” fit over an existing base.

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Benefits

The benefits of a custom display case for your model car, model ship, model plane or other collectable include:

  • Ordering with confidence knowing your model art is protected and handsomely displayed with a Grandpas Cabinets custom display case
  • Display case can be customized to your exact specifications.  We pride our selves on being able to satisfy our customer unique requests.  Your model art is a unique representation of your hard work, diligence and talent.  Our custom display cases are built to compliment the artwork as well as protect it.
  • A display case protects your model art from curious hands as well as the bumps and scrapes found in a home.

Check out our craftsmanship

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I design every custom display case with a look that provides smoother viewing and an overall better looking model display.  For custom display cases under 40”, I use my bent edge style to add strength and rigidity while protecting the model art piece. If your display case is over 40”, then I use my constructed edge design which provides an equal amount of protection while enhancing the model art.

In the photo’s above, you can get a sense of what the construction process entails. The long upper edges are actually bent and acrylic is affixed to the outside ends to complete a case. This involves heating the acrylic and using forms and jigs, creating the three sides of a display case top. This works well with the routed edge oak bases used for mounting your models, as you can see. I will always try to get as close to your specs as possible, but there will always be a little variation in the finished size of the inside of your case. However, the acrylic upper display case will always perfectly match the base no matter which option you choose.

Acrylic Display Kit with Oak Trim and Base

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The acrylic oak base and trimmed display cases are often offered to customers who need a custom case that exceed shipping size limitations. The design is sold as a customer assembly kit, and the kit provides everything the customer needs to assemble their own custom display case as shown above. The acrylic is optical grade throughout and the wood is solid oak – no laminates or plywood!

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Custom Display Kits

When a customer requires a display case for a very large model, Grandpa’s Cabinets has the answer. Shipping costs to send a case are already overwhelming, and when the box exceeds 130″ in length + girth, they soar!

So, now I have designed a case that the customer receives in parts, and with some very easy assembly, they produce a beautiful, furniture quality, display case for those REALLY BIG builds. You receive everything you need, completely cut to size and finished in the stain color of your choice.

All oak pieces are also top coated with a clear gloss polyurathane and no tools or glues are required to assemble this fine case. The acrylic is sent with the protective paper coatings attached to protect it from damage during shipping. When you have a large model that needs protection from everything, consider this option.

You won’t be dissapointed with your choice. 

 

The case in the picture needed to be no taller than 48″, and a minimum of 36″ wide and 14″ deep to fit this customer’s sailboat . I was able to fit the 46 1/2″ tall boat into the case kit, and it ended up measuring 47 7/8″ tall overall. As you can see, it was literally 1/8″ short of touching the ceiling. We can build custom to fit any circumstances.

Customer Satisfaction

Just had my niece and her husband come by and helped put the cabinet together.
LOOKS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY SATISFIED WITH THE WAY IT FITS THE SHIP AND THE ROOM !!!!
– George Dunn

 

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