Custom Display Cases

When it comes to the care and longevity of your latest creative project or collection, you need a way to protect it for years to come. We build every order from Grandpa’s Cabinets to your custom specifications. Our display cases offer you a way to not only protect what you value most but to enhance the visual appeal of your items on display in a one-of-a-kind custom display case.

Custom Display Cases for Collectibles

Every collection is unique. So why should your custom display cases for collectibles be any different? Whether you’re looking for an art model display or a new home for your valuable collection of small objects such as perfume bottles or matchboxes, cabinetmaker Ron Baluch at Grandpa’s Cabinets takes pride in creating custom acrylic display cases that will work for you.

Customers have been choosing us at Grandpa’s Cabinets to preserve and compliment the beauty of collectible items such as:

  • Model art (planes, cars, and ships)
  • Figurines and antiques
  • Memorabilia
  • Lego sets and more!

A Clear Difference

At Grandpa’s Cabinets, we specialize in using the highest quality materials that are second to none. That includes crystal clear, optical grade acrylic for top and side viewing and solid hardwoods for display bases and frames—never imitation veneers or laminates.

We also offer acrylic display cases and custom-cut hardwood frames for oblong-shaped items, triangle fold flags, and anything else you value that requires protection and enhancement. If you can imagine it, we can build it!

Here are some examples of our custom display cases for models and collectibles

Custom Display Cases under 40”

All custom display cases under 40” feature bent-edge style acrylic casing for smooth viewing and added protection of your model.

Custom Display Cases over 40”

If your custom display case exceeds 40”, we use constructed-edge acrylic casing for a square fit over your model.

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Need Something Larger? There’s No Size We Can’t Handle!

Rest assured that, no matter what size items you have for display, both bent-edge and constructed-edge acrylic style cases will fit over the display base of your choice. But when it comes to that extra-sized build that exceeds shipping limitations, consider ordering one of our best-selling model display kits to transform your collectible art into a museum-worthy showpiece.

Our model display kit from Grandpa’s Cabinets includes everything you’ll need for easy, at-home assembly:

  • Acrylic sheets cut to your specified dimensions, shipped in protective paper coatings
  • Vertical and horizontal hardwood (oak, cherry, maple or special order) trim stained to the color finish of your choice
  • A furniture-quality hardwood (oak, cherry, maple or special order) base

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 hardwoods for the display bases and never use veneers or laminates. The customer benefits from fast production as I never need more than 3 weeks to complete a custom case order. My custom acrylic display cases are custom built and can be ordered with or without a base. Every display case is built custom made to the customer specifications.

You’ve worked hard on your model and want to protect it from accidental 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 3/16″ thick optical grade acrylic that is placed and formed to attain a very precise finished interior dimension. Customers use these acrylic display covers to “exactly” fit over an existing base.


Display Case 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

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.

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John Sprinzel Racing Collection

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

The acrylic hardwood trimmed display kits shown above 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 hardwood – no laminates!

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