Shelving Covers (Using acrylic panels)

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Donald_Farnethium, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Donald_Farnethium

    Donald_Farnethium New Member

    Hi, looking for some advice or ideas to make a project I have in mind come to life. I am looking to add clear acrylic covers to the shelving I have attached an image of below. Purpose: cover the fronts of my shelving to stop dust gathering on my ornaments, while also looking aesthetically like a cabinet of sorts.


    Requirements: Acrylic covers need to be removable for access, but may not necessarily be best on hinges due to space restrictions.

    I have looked into pricing appropriately sized acrylic panels at 2mm thick. I just need some guidance on how to put this together to achieve the look I'm after for a decent ornament display.

  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    A simple frame for the acrylic sheets to fit into and held in place by magnetic catches attached to the shelving and frame would be a simple and achievable idea.
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    A white framework would not stick out like a sore thumb and match in with the existing shelving therefore drawing the eye to the display rather than the cabinet.
  4. Montythecarpenter

    Montythecarpenter New Member

    You could easily do sliding panels using double channel track.
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  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Source used secondary glazing, Freecycle, Friday Ad, ebay etc.

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