Thursday, August 18, 2011

Display Case

You might have heard about Borders closing down and being liquidated.  As it's where the lovely and tolerant Mrs. Rushputin likes to buy her smut shōjo manga, she's been cruising through our local store regularly as it goes through its liquidation.  While scanning around to fill gaps in her run of Mixed Vegetables, she noticed that they had begun liquidating furniture and fixtures.

They've got a number of very, very large tables that would make excellent gaming tables: if we had a basement, it's the sort of thing that would definitely go there.

More significantly: they've got several glass-fronted display cases.  IIRC, these were where the overpriced CD/DVD collections lived.  Getting a display case for my minis is something that's been on our to-do list for a long, long time: with as much time and money I've invested in my hobby, we'd like to pull its fruits out of plastic drawers in the closet and put them on display.  So, when she noticed these, she gave me a call.

We did some measuring and thinking and, after sleeping on it, headed out to buy one.

We had to do a tiny bit of demo to get it: all four of their cases were fixed to each other: an end piece on one side, another display case on the other, and a strip along the top holding it to the case behind it.  It took all of five minutes to sort that out, though.


It stands 4'8" tall, 13" deep and 3' wide.  It's pretty big, but not too big.  The shelves are space apart enough that their future contents should be well-lit enough, but it shouldn't be difficult to install lighting if it becomes necessary.

If you're in a similar spot, and have been looking for a display case: consider one of these (or, maybe, waiting for the liquidators to get more desperate and then consider one of these).  This one's in pretty good shape: some of the others are a bit rougher.
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