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Custom Cabinets and Showcases

Fewer and fewer glass display showcases manufacturers are willing to produce just a few pieces of custom made cabinets and showcases. The study of the projected design, how to manufacture it in a cost effective way and the skills necessary to get them completed are all primary factors. Most established companies will require large quantity runs to get the order going. Custom made cabinets require unique sizing, often unusual shapes, very defined molding work and custom finishing. High quality custom cabinet
work starts with the wood selection then goes to a computerized CNC router first. The interpretation of the drawings and how to enter them into the CNC program is often the subject of many back and forth between the customer and he manufacturer therefore causing unwanted delays. Custom glass display showcases on the other hand may involve custom curved glass panels that are not only hard to get but also expensive. Some manufacturers though are well geared to this niche market and very creative about it.

Shipping and Receiving a Glass Display Showcase

Store designers, architects, store planners do need to order glass display showcases regularly for their customers. Since most glass display cases are located all over the continental United States shipping and the way it is done is an integral part of the process. Each manufacturer has developed their own way to package and crate their glass cases before shipping. Needless to say that packaging and crating have to be sound and proof since much of any showcase is made of glass. The “skeleton type” of wood crating is used most of the time. It is lighter, efficient, less expensive and easier to take apart by the recipient. When using this kind of crating the glass portion of the display showcase is left totally visible and the carrier is kept aware of what they are handling. The “skeleton type” of packaging is easy to take apart and to dispose of. It does require only a few tools and a minimal amount of time.

Adjusting Your Side Track Lighting

Side track lighting systems have been developed to provide additional lighting in free standing glass tower cases and wall glass display showcases. Both categories are tall by definition and are manufactured standard with only the top lighting. Since tower cases and wall showcases have multiple shelves the objects on the top two glass shelves will block a good portion of the lighting to go all the way down. The lower you look in the display case the darker it gets. In order to correct this problem many users are ordering their showcase with the optional side track lighting. The glass shelves are adjustable, so are the spotlights on the side tracks. They can be moved up and down and set to highlight these lower areas that do not benefit from the top lighting. Another of their function is to highlight any product that you want any customer to particularly see. All and all the side track lighting is very useful while being inexpensive.

Adjusting Your Side Track Lighting

Side track lighting systems have been developed to provide additional lighting in free standing glass tower cases and wall glass display showcases. Both categories are tall by definition and are manufactured standard with only the top lighting. Since tower cases and wall showcases have multiple shelves the objects on the top two glass shelves will block a good portion of the lighting to go all the way down. The lower you look in the display case the darker it gets. In order to correct this problem many users are ordering their showcase with the optional side track lighting. The glass shelves are adjustable, so are the spotlights on the side tracks. They can be moved up and down and set to highlight these lower areas that do not benefit from the top lighting. Another of their function is to highlight any product that you want any customer to particularly see. All and all the side track lighting is very useful while being inexpensive.

Trophy Display Cases New Look

Colleges, schools, universities are keeping their trophy display cases for very many years. One reason is that they can buy them only and when the budget for their purchase has been allocated. This may take very many years. Consequently you will notice that they are still using some obsolete styles that are bulky and unattractive. The new look in trophy display cases puts much emphasis on the glass display area and its lighting and less on the cabinetry. The new style of school trophy cases has multiple shelves that are all tempered glass and fully adjustable. Most often a fixed center divider is installed in the middle of the showcase to create more displaying compartments and to bring additional structural support to very wide trophy showcases. Right now all newer wall trophy showcases have the LED lighting at the top and optionally some LED track lighting on each side. While the base cabinets may be from three to twelve inches tall very many school trophy cases have a glass top or a three inches thin cabinet on top.

Additional Shelves on Free Standing Glass Cases

Glass display cases manufacturers are now using ingenuous framing systems to get the metal shelf supports to slide all the way up and down. It makes it easy to adjust your selves and to place them in a configuration that allows for maximum displaying. When objects to be displayed are small you may even decide to add up some additional tempered glass shelves. In as long as the showcase does not get overcrowded or overloaded you end with a very flexible way to showcase your items. The addition of stands and risers on the glass shelving may also make your display more interesting and highlight your favorite pieces.

Giving a School Display Showcase to the Community

So very many times you will walk into a City Hall, school or administrative building and notice how old and decrepit are their glass display showcases. Since generally speaking funding has been shrinking considerably for the purchase of new school equipment it is understandable. So since I am now moving overseas I thought that giving one of my school glass display showcases to the community would be a meaningful sign of appreciation. Large wall cases are not that easy to move around but since mine is mounted on casters and made of tempered glass it can simply be rolled from one spot to the next one. Since all the glass shelves are tempered glass and removable the whole unit becomes easier to handle. So the whole move was not as perilous as thought. A new school glass display showcase for the local school will be a profitable and useful new asset for them.

Value of the LED Lighting In Display Cases

For almost twenty years free standing glass display towers and wall display showcases had halogen as their primary source of lighting. Tall display cases have their standard lighting installed in the top canopy above the glass display area. Since some of the lighting will be blocked by the larger items placed on the various shelves many consumers have the side track lighting installed on the sides of their display cases. Quite recently there has been a switch to LED top lighting in as well as side track lighting. LED is definitely whiter, does not produce any shades and spreads evenly throughout the display case. LED lighting such as transformers and light bulbs have now become very affordable. They last very much longer than halogens and consume much less electricity. When you think that you will keep your display case for ten years or more it makes all the sense in the world to go for LED!

Glass Top Pedestals Fit Everywhere

Gallery owners, retailers, exhibit planners and designers are giving a second look at pedestals when trying to fill little awkward spaces. Most glass top pedestals will occupy anywhere from one to eight square feet of floor space. Since they can be manufactured either on casters or levelers they are easy to move around. They will protect any given item from theft, dust and humidity. Since they are reasonably priced you can use your glass top pedestal permanently or only when needed. Options such as LED lighting and lockable storage are also available from most manufacturers. Pedestals may be grouped in the center of your space or installed individually next to a larger display. They will look attractive placed right in front of a window. Glass top pedestals are very efficient at highlighting your most coveted items. Then they may be made in many different finishes to fit the overall décor.

Display Showcases For the Hospitality Industry

Just walk into the lobby of an hotel and you will notice how display showcases are used for many purposes. They are a common feature in lobbies for example. You will see display showcases in the reception halls and conference centers areas in as well as in hotel’s offices. In this type of environments most display cases have a classical solid wood look. They act as furniture and decoration the same way. Glass wall display showcases are the most frequent with some type of subdued lighting. Since most hotel lobbies now incorporate an array of specialty retail stores such as souvenir outlets, jewelry stores, galleries, clothing stores you will see a wide variety of display showcases installed to satisfy many displaying needs.

Wall Glass Showcase for Windows

Store designers and retailers when attempting to select a wall glass showcase inside the front window of a store. Going for a totally custom made showcase may be an expensive proposition since every single detail will have to be studied, designed and custom. One practical and economical to solve the challenge is the use of glass top pedestal on legs for example. Another would be to utilize some wide glass wall showcase with a clear back and a high base cabinet. This very same base cabinet could have some lockable storage on the side facing the inside of the retail area. One could also consider some clear back shadow boxes made to a custom width and height to fit the window opening. The shadow box could be suspended with metal cables from the ceiling for example. Essentially wall glass showcases have many applications and are flexible.

Full Vision Museum Pedestals

Frameless museum pedestals are the perfect tool to display collector’s items, artwork, memorabilia, museum’s specimens. Since the glass panels are joined using a glass to glass construction method all the contents may be viewed in their entirety. without obstruction. Museum pedestals manufacturers are now using optically clear and UV activated adhesives to join the glass panels together. The bonding is ultra resistant and unbreakable. Additionally it will make the museum pedestal totally airtight. You are ending up with a one piece clear glass cubicle and none of the metal hardware that spoils the look and reduce the visibility inside. These are important features of full vision glass museum pedestals that are to be made safe, reliable, easy to operate and dust free.

Full Vision Museum Pedestals

Frameless museum pedestals are the perfect tool to display collector’s items, artwork, memorabilia, museum’s specimens. Since the glass panels are joined using a glass to glass construction method all the contents may be viewed in their entirety. without obstruction. Museum pedestals manufacturers are now using optically clear and UV activated adhesives to join the glass panels together. The bonding is ultra resistant and unbreakable. Additionally it will make the museum pedestal totally airtight. You are ending up with a one piece clear glass cubicle and none of the metal hardware that spoils the look and reduce the visibility inside. These are important features of full vision glass museum pedestals that are to be made safe, reliable, easy to operate and dust free.

Pre Assembled Glass Display Cases Are a Must

It has become a general consensus that pre assembled glass display cases are pretty much the only way to go when purchasing glass showcases. No one has the labor and time to put knock down showcases together. Parts may be missing or broken and you end up wasting much time, redoing things again with little to no results. The so called freight savings realized when purchasing knock are totally eaten up by the time you have figured out how to make your display case work. Pre assembled glass display cases just need to be uncrated, quality checked, moved to the proper area and are quickly ready to use. Wall display showcases, free standing towers, glass top pedestals, counter high jewelry showcases and wall hung shadow boxes are all available pre assembled nowadays.

Upscale Optical Display Cases


The retail optical industry is divided between two kinds of outlets. The large corporate multi retail stores that have expanded nationwide. They have a very uniform look, carry the same brands of glasses and offer the same optical services at an identical pricing. The second category are individually owned optical stores that provide a wide array of optical frames and designs from manufacturers all over the world. These upscale stores have a more elaborate and distinctive presentation and are making ample use of standard and custom made optical display cases. Optical wall shadow boxes, table optical dispensaries, glass top pedestals, wall display showcases with optical inside displays are common features in these stores.
Store designers and planners get involved into the choice and design of these particular optical display cases which purpose is to create a unique and unforgettable look. Colors, textures, lighting and graphics are utilized to reinforce this uniqueness.