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llafoe
04-27-2013, 09:41 PM
Has anyone built a backlit display case in their wall?

Does anyone have any photos?

botlguy
04-28-2013, 10:45 PM
What exacty do you mean, "in your walls? I have a fair amount of experience building display cases. If you mean "in your walls"? It is a whole differentt meaning than "on" your walls. I can help if I have specificifics.

OsiaBoyce
04-28-2013, 11:22 PM
Like this?

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4996/16E0D85AFB364C6286B7C56D0D039CFA.jpg

botlguy
04-29-2013, 12:00 AM
OsiaBoyce's entry looks like the opitimum, at this point I just say use K 5000 flourescent lamps and Sign Grade diffuser back plastic. Allow maximum distance between lamps and diffuser.

llafoe
04-29-2013, 07:13 PM
Thanks!

cowseatmaize
04-29-2013, 07:33 PM
Most walls would only be deep enough for the lighting. You'd still need a cabinet for the bottles inside the room.

beendiggin
04-29-2013, 09:30 PM
I built this simple display using old flourescent shop lights I had. It's got three separate 4' long lights screwed onto hinged doors behind the wall. It's not the nicest set up, but it was dirt cheap to build and works ok for me.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/E6F251EAF2E44AE7AA9D59D551666F59.jpg

beendiggin
04-29-2013, 09:35 PM
Here is the behing the scenes shot. The wooden panels have hinges that allow me to swing them down to change the bulbs. They are held up in place by a simple hook and eye. I have the lights plugged into outlets that are controlled by a wall switch inside the room.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/8EBBA5044E0044BABAC13A26F961B920.jpg

beendiggin
04-29-2013, 09:42 PM
Here it is opened up - I can lower them all the way down but when I did I couldn't get a good picture because of the glare. I know it's not a pro job but when I was building my basement lair I decided I would have a back lit set up, so that's what I came up with. I made a built in bookcase / tv / stereo / storage area and ran the long shelf on top with just enough room for the back lit display on top.


It looks kinda sparse right now because I have really gotten selective about what I keep after I dig it. Some years I have the shelf packed, it just keeps changing as I aquire and then as I dequire.....

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/1F5EB70760F04233A2BA03EB1C21DADE.jpg

zecritr
04-29-2013, 09:57 PM
Looks Cool and well done to me :) Good job