How to Build a Shot Glass Display Case

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What You'll Need
A solid wood (0.25 x 2.5 inches recommended)
Plywood (0.25 inches)
Plywood for the back part (27.33 x 34 inches)
Wood glue
Small brads or pin nail
Long nose pliers
Tape measure

A glass display case is a handy way to place your extensive collection of shot glasses. Different designs are possible, matching your tastes. With a little creativity and patience, you can make a shot glass display case with a personal touch.

Step 1 - Cut and Mark the Plywood

Make two strips of 0.5 inches each from the solid plywood. Using the same wood, make eleven strips of wood that measure 34 inches each. Run through the sides and edges of the wood lightly with sandpaper. These strips that you have cut will serve as the dividers of your shelf.

Set the wooden strips aside and get the 27.33 x 34 inches plywood. With the use of a pencil and tape measure, draw straight lines 3 apart for nine rows, starting from the bottom of the shelf you are going to make. For the remaining rows, allow a distance of 4.5 inches each. These lines will serve as your guide when putting the strips you have cut. Make sure these lines are drawn straight. After doing this, mark the divisions for the vertical dividers. Make sure you allow a distance of 2.5 inches in each of the dividers.

Step 2 - Assemble the Frame of the Display Case

After doing all the necessary markings on your display case, it is now time to form the frame. Get four strips and use wood glue to secure them on the edges of the plywood, which you will use as the back of the case. Make sure the edges fit perfectly and do not overlap. Once you have glued them into place, reinforce the frame by using pin nails and hammer them down.

Step 3 - Assemble the Dividers

After you have done your frame, the next step is to assemble the dividers. Using the horizontal lines you made earlier as you guide, glue the strips one by one and reinforce them with nails and hammer. Once you are done with the horizontal base, get the remaining pieces of strips and place them exactly where you have marked the lines with your pencil. Secure them using wood glue, a hammer, and nails. After putting all the pieces together, make some final touches by running sandpaper through the rough parts of your display case. After this, you can either paint the display case or have it varnished. Once the finishing paint or varnish have dried, hang the display case on your allotted wall space and support it with kits for mounted heavy furniture. This will ensure that the display case won’t fall.