Others probably have already used this idea, but I would like to share our solution. When we have so many bells, it is really hard to display them without cramming as many as we can get in a cabinet and be able to see what we have. My husband’s hobby is wood working, and he has been delving into framing with cutting mats and glass. He buys framed pictures from thrift stores for a nice looking frame or for a large piece of glass. I researched buying steps for display cabinets, but none satisfied my needs as far size AND price. Chris used 3/4in plywood to cut the risers to width and height of largest bell, using two together in middle for longer shelves. The width of the cabinet shelf will determine the overall width of the step that can be made. Then he cuts a piece of glass to width and length needed, grinding edges to smooth. As you can see, all 100 of the Danbury Mint state bird and flower bells and the Goebel angel bells are more viewable.
This is a fantastic idea! Can we get you or your husband to write a more detailed article about how to do this and submit it to our The Bell Tower magazine? I’d love to have some shelves like these for my bell cabinets! Unfortunately for me, the doors on my cabinets are on the sides but I’m sure others would be interested in knowing about this fabulous idea!
Carolyn, These can work in cabinets with side doors because they are in sections. I will ask Chris if he will help to write an article. Not making any promises. 🙂 Ailene