DIY Project #1: Camera Display Cabinet


Recently, I’ve been stuck on thinking about places to store my many cameras. I want them to be on display but I don’t want them to be covered in dust either! Read on to find out how I fixed my problem with a fun DIY solution.

There have been so many different ideas on how to store our beloved cameras printed here in the Magazine. From bookcases, picture frames to shelves. Finally after searching in second hand furniture stores, I came across a display cabinet that I knew would be perfect. It would protect my cameras from all the dust but also allow my ever growing collection of 22+ cameras to be seen and be easily accessible! The only problem was the cabinet was in pretty bad shape. The wood was stained and the glass display pretty dirty. Then began the work…

I started off my cleaning the glass up and sanding down any rough edges on the wood. Once it was all clean I painted the cabinet completely white with primer to get ready to add the final colour. I knew this cabinet would be a main feature of the room so had to be a bold colour. I found the perfect shade of yellow,went to the store and had it specially made in a wood paint.

Here’s the final result! Let me know what you think.

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written by crevans27 on 2013-08-07 #gear #tutorials #diy #glass #collection #cameras #tipster #decoration #lomography #cabinet #display #analogue-cameras


  1. diomaxwelle
    diomaxwelle ·

    Oooh, now that's a lovely camera shelf! I should consider a closed one, but I've run out of room for furniture in my room. XD

  2. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Looks good! Could add a shelf or two as the cameras aren't that high.

  3. saisai
    saisai ·

    Nice !

  4. andrus_n
    andrus_n ·

    Lovely one - i would like to find one like - been searching around the world with no luck yet.

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