Ron’s Curio Cabinet

Viewer Project - By Ron
Added on July 3, 2009

Ahh…the curio! It’s inspiration came out of sheer need. A need to house all 150 of my wife’s shot glasses. The design is probably basic as curio cabinets go, however, the thought was something simple yet elegant. Although it appears basic in nature, it was constructed without plans and on the fly and was most likely the most expensive and most labor intensive project I have constructed to date. Probably 100+ hours of labor and maybe $900! Of course had I prepared a set of plans rather than a sketch, it would likely had gone faster.

The cabinet stands at about 5’8″ high and about 18″ wide. It was constructed from quarter sawn white oak and features one 15W halogen light in the top and in the bottom display areas. All the glass, with the exception of the mirrors, is beveled which along with the lighting helps bring out the sparkle of the glasses. The finish consisted of about 12 hours of fuming, a glazing process, followed by multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal.