As an avid collector of things big and small, I’ve always had trouble looking around for the best cabinets and display cases to fit them in. Most of my display cases, in fact, are simply bought from garage sales or hand-me-downs from friends and family. I did that free furniture giveaway thing in one of those websites as well. It’s not that I’m a miser or anything. The opportunity simply kept on presenting itself to me. I simply couldn’t turn away and ignore them.
Where The Collections Started
I’ve always been a collector, as far as I can remember. I started with the usual coins and stamps, then upgraded to quirkier stuff such as elements. Element collecting can be fun, especially for those who are interested in chemistry as an amateur hobby. I never dabbled in such chemical experiments, never had the brain for that, but they’re quite interesting to collect and amaze people with. It’s just the idea of collecting elements, you know. There’s something awesome there, in a primal, powerful sort of way.
I do collect more conventional things as well, such as souvenir magnets from different cities where my job takes me, and also shot glasses from each. I have die cast models of Marvel and DC superheros and toy cars. It can get really addicting. And I learned to start looking at quality display cases to house these babies of mine. I came across this display case site early on which started me on reviewing different quality styles of cases and cabinets for shot glasses, models, and anything else in-between. It’s great!
My Favorite Ways To Show ‘Em Off
My best ones are those that are made of wood. Glass paneling is nice, especially for die cast toys, but can be very expensive and fragile. Hardwoods and maple are the ones that really last long and doesn’t warp much, from experience. You can choose online which kind of finish you want to match your furniture. Mine are an eclectic mix, as I got most from different people. But the ones I bought online always have brass door hinges and locks that keep everything secure. Some that I receive don’t have that feature, which can be a nightmare for slidable stuff.
My collection is growing much bigger than what all my display cases can hold, so I have to stow away some in the attic. It’s not just that I can buy display cases easily. As it is, I’m always on the lookout for sales. Hopefully, there never comes a time where I have to stop collecting. It’s really a passion of mine.