Gaetane. Curio Cabinet. October 10th , 2017.
You might look at a wall mount curio cabinet and wonder, just what will I do with that. Well, there are many things you can do with a wall curio cabinet and in this article; we will discuss the various uses. Wall curios are excellent for displaying your valued treasures. However, remember the saying "One persons treasure is another persons junk". We each have our own treasures for our own different reasons. One might collect shot glasses. In fact, many people collect shot glasses. I collect them myself from every place I visit. I do not use them, but they just look great and serve as a bookmark of my travels. I have shot glasses from several states, as well as one each from Canada, Australia, and Spain. Even Disney World is in my collection. I am not alone in the world, many people collect shot glasses. A wall curio is great for these collections, as they are small and on the wall, they are out of harms way.
There are different versions of these kind of cabinets; some can be mounted on wall while others can store many large items. This type of curio is well crafted with wood or metal trim on the sides or back with glasses on the rest of the way around. Using a glass cabinet will allow you to make your objects viewable to your guests, friends and even to your family members, regardless of which side of the cabinet they may be on. This curio cabinet contains no wood post that blocks the view of the artwork that is stored or kept inside of it.
Lastly, there are centerpiece glass curio cabinets. These are one of the most beautiful applications of glass for cabinets. More often than not these are made entirely of glass, or at the very least will be composed of a central wood or metal shaft around which the glass cabinet layers are mounted. As the name implies, these are designed to be placed standing alone in the center of a room, displaying your collection from every angle. The shape of the glass panels determines the shape of the cabinet, and these are rarely just simple squares. The designs often come in perfect circles or hexagon panels.
The first question you should ask when buying a curio cabinet is: What kind of curios will I put in it? If it is a tall brass alto saxophone, then you need to get a tall, traditional curio cabinet with fitted glass doors to keep the dust out and with removable glass shelves to make room for your favorite musical instrument.How much light is there at the spot where you are going to put your curio cabinet? Is it in the sunroom with plenty of natural light or is it in a dark corner of the house? If the latter then you need an illuminated cabinet to brighten the corner as well as provide accent lighting to your displays.
Show off your familys sporting interests by displaying your sons bowling trophies next to your husbands autographed baseballs. House your priceless family heirlooms - such as, great grandmas turqoise and silver comb, grandpas golden pen, mums old sapphire brooch which you wore on your wedding day and your sons first baby photo.Or perhaps, protect from dust and grime the brass alto saxophone that you know youll learn to play one day in your retirement years. But how do you choose the curio cabinet thats just right for you? Ask yourself the following questions below and find out how.
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