Diecast Car Display Case

I’d seen some really nice looking cabinets out there for putting loose hotwheels and matchbox cars on display. I have quite a few used cars that are super cool that deserve a place, these include 3 AL25 Tercels a Volvo 240 wagon and a Toyota Dyna truck.

Looking for something at work one afternoon paid off, there was a heap of Masonite, shadow board and other stuff stacked up – So with permission it came home to the garage for my take on a display cabinet.

I went to bunnings and bought the pine for the frame and proceeded to measure it all up and fix it together…  *No Photos*

From here it was time to cut the Masonite into strips for the shelving and to get get the glue out and fix it all in at even intervals.

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Once this was complete, I knew it needed something, So I painted the inside white, and stained the frame.

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By far the best part of the whole process was finding cars at the shops, opening them up like a little kid and stacking them into the case. It fits that many cars, I’ll be shopping for quite some time!

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I am keen to hit up the markets and try and find some cool loose cars to go in there too. Total costing breakdown here:

masoniteMasonite – Free

Pine – $8

White Paint (pressure packs x 2) – $12

Stain – In my garage

Glue – $8

Total – $28

Time to build – 6 Hours

Result – Awesome

Now that it’s on the wall, I will get a length of plexi glass cut to sit over the top to protect the cars – I’ll report back with it’s cost when I get it!

Happy Inner Childing!

 

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