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Bitters & others in different colors.

Sarasota941

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Go with glass shelves. ⅛ " thick tempered glass takes a beating. LED strip lighting is pretty affordable nowadays with remote and hundreds of colors in the same strip. Small hole drilled out the back base or bottom for the plug.
 

martyfoley

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Leon, you have a good spot for it. It's a nice cabinet worthy of your collection. Maybe there's a business workshop or salvage yard in your area that has scrap pieces of plexi for sale or for even free. Just a thought.
 

embe

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Go with glass shelves. ⅛ " thick tempered glass takes a beating. LED strip lighting is pretty affordable nowadays with remote and hundreds of colors in the same strip. Small hole drilled out the back base or bottom for the plug.
I'd second that vs. plexi. The old louvered Florida windows might be a good source.
 

Geolog_Digger

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Huntindog

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That is a great cabinet !!
I have one very similar, but mine opens from the sides and is a pain to clean.
I would go with GLASS.
1/4".... Those bottles are HEAVY and if an upper shelf breaks... well you know.
Plexi will sag over time and again bottles are heavy.
I have 1/4" glass in mine and I can see the sag of the weight.
I put LED strip lights in mine and it's great.
I hope you still have the door, it would be tough to match the other.
Good luck with your design and stay safe.
 

kostgar

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Leon, I used to have 1/2" plexiglass shelves but they all sagged in the middle after only a couple of years and each shelf held no more than 15 bottles. I thought I made a mistake and should have opted for 1" but the guy who cut those for me said the result would have been the same, maybe less pronounced but still visible. So, I'd go for glass. Unless you're going for something even thicker.
 

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