hi all, first post. was hoping you guys might be able to guide me on a project i had in mind
i have a really nice guitar that doesnt get played much because it sits in its case most of the time. in the moment i reach for my beat up guitars i hang on my wall. being in nyc they all have humidity cracks hence the reason i dont keep the nice one out. i got to thinking why couldnt i just build a display case i could mount on the wall? it would have to be sealed with some sort of gasket, would have to be lockable, and as low volume interior as possible to make it easier to keep humidity in.
I went online and found the perfect case but im not inclined to pay $1000+ for it! CLICK HERE
- this seems to be the dimensions: 46" height; 8" width top, 23" bottom; 8" depth
- for humidity i will use 2 way humidifier packets, will add a hygrometer in there as well
- was thinking a piano hinge for the door, acrylic for the door window, and 3 Drawbolts to lock the door
- finish will be piano black paint so fancy wood isnt a must . thinking 3/4" ply for case sides and door and 1/2" ply for the back.
my main issue is how to join the angled corners of the case and doors. was thinking finger joints but i dont know how that would work at an angle? trying to avoid having to build some complicated jig. or maybe just gluin in som splines to the corners. then i was thinking maybe keeping it simple and just miter/glue the corners but dont know how sturdy that will be
i never tried building anything like this before so any advice would be helpful.