How to Make a Shot Glass Display Case

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Shot glasses should be displayed properly.
Shot glasses should be displayed properly. (Image: single shot glass image by TheSupe87 from Fotolia.com)

If you collect shot glasses, you will need something to display them in. You can go to a store and buy a shot glass display case or you can make your own case to display your handiwork as well as your shot glasses and save some money in the process. This display is not a fancy design, which some collectors may prefer.

Things You'll Need

  • Saw
  • 3 24-inch 2-by-4's
  • 2 18-inch 2-by-4's
  • Plywood
  • 4-inch nails
  • Hammer
  • Spray lacquer

Use a saw to cut three 2-by-4s to the length of 24 inches, cut two 2-by-4s to the length of 18 inches, cut a sheet of plywood into a 24 inch by 18 inch rectangle.

Position two of the 24-inch 2-by-4's horizontally, 18 inches apart from each other. Fit the two 18-inch 2-by-4's on the edges within the 24-inch 2-by-4's to create a 24-by-18 inch frame. All the 2-by-4's should be resting on the 2-inch measurement side of the wood. Hammer two 4-inch nails into each corner of the 2-by-4's to connect the frame.

Position the remaining 24-inch 2-by-4 in the center of the frame horizontally. Hammer two 4-inch nails into each side to connect it to the frame.

Align the 24-by-18 inch plywood on one side of the frame and hammer one nail into each corner and one nail into the center of each 2-by-4.

Take the shot glass display case to a well-ventilated area and spray lacquer over it. Lacquer is a protective coat that will keep the wood from splintering.

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