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Just thought I'd post a quick picture of this display case/ coffee table that I made from an old metal drawer base. I added plywood bottoms, topped with felt, and a custom piece of glass. I also put some black rubber gaskets around the edges to stop cat hair and dust from entering. Turns out it was the perfect place for all of my small collectibles which were hiding away in various drawers in my house. It's also the perfect height for a coffee table, which is what I'm using it for. I probably spent less than $70 for the glass, wood and felt. The green rack itself was free!

 
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Very nice. Did you spray paint the base?
 
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No.. I just used Gibbs penetrating spray on it.. it's AMAZING stuff.. it brings back the original color , and blends in the rust.. also stops it from rusting. My friend who restores antique cars recommended it for any painted metal.
 
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Where do you buy the Gibbs Penetrating Spray? I have the perfect project to try it on....a little Radio Flyer pedal car that has been sitting in the desert sun!
 
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I like that! Looks very good!
Did you secure the items in some way so they won't move if the table is bumped?


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http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html...netrating+oil&_frs=1
Try Amazon also.. it is expensive, but I've had the same can for about a year and a half, and done many projects with it. You'll be shocked at how it brings back color to paint. Karen, I didn't secure anything.. most things are flat, and this table is so heavy, that even if I ran into it, it's not going ANYwhere!
 
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Also, felt has some interesting gripping properties.
 
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Absolutely lovely!
 
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Thank you for letting me know where to purchase it. I will check it out.
 
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Very nice!
 
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