Acrylic is an attractive and versatile material you use in many aspects. It is waterproof, very strong, lightweight, durable, and it has many colors. Acrylic is an obvious and wonderful choice in acrylic display, storage containers, photo frame, and other various shelving requirements.
You can also make your display stand in any size or design of your choice. The following instructions will guide you to make a simple and clear acrylic display stand.
chose a motif for your acrylic display. The motif will be your guide for your display. make a separate motif for each set of your collection so that you can easily identity one set from another.
select a cut machine in cutting a 6 equal size Plexiglass squares. select a certain size for each acrylic display that you need for some certain set of your collectibles. The acrylic sheets must be stabilized when you cut it into minimize the vibration as there isn't any rough edges, and melting. Make sure that the Plexiglas squares are in the reasonable shape.
Apply a sander to smooth the edges so that you can have a perfect flat surface. It will also help you glue each part easily.
Use a tape to attach 5 of the 6 pieces into 4 walls and a cover. Only use 2 pieces on each side after gluing them. The glue will wick beneath the seam in between the Plexiglas pieces make that you will cover the whole seam with tape so the glue will not mess up your display stand, so affecting the physical appearance or aesthetic appeal of your acrylic display.
Attach the 5 pieces of Plexiglas using acrylic. You can take a try buying acrylic cement and Just put the 6th piece of Plexiglas in a place.
Dry your acrylic display all night. You can achieve maximum bond in 24 hours. Just put the display case where it is safe from kids, and put a “don’t touch” sign remark so people will not touch the display.
make use of a hot glue or epoxy in attaching your items to the base of your display stand. It is very important so your items will not move around especially when you will move it in another place.
Use a glue to fix the base of your display case to its body. Let it dry overnight. Do not forget to use 2 pieces on each side
Use a map gas torch to smooth the cut edges of your display stand. It is very good so you can achieve a glassy finish.
Here is a recap of the tips that you will need in making your acrylic display: square, plastic sheets, cutting knife , painter’s tape, sandpapers, acrylic cements, , electric sander, special glue.
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