Lisa is a lapidarist....rock guru...she brought in some old slotted cases she found at an antique shop to store and organize her stones. Since her workshop gets very dusty she wanted lids on them (or doors if she chooses to hang them) to keep the dusting of the little compartments to a minimum. She wanted to keep the "old" feel so we picked a matching barnwood.
I took an outside measurement of the case and matched the outside measurement to the frame. Then siliconed glass in the rabbet and hinged the frame to the box using brass hinges which looked aged.
Each box is a different size and some have additional side pieces which makes the hinging a bit difficult but the finished product is exactly what she wanted and even exceeded her expectations....i LOVE when that happens!!