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Fabrics For Displaying and Protecting Collectibles

Various kinds of cloth can be used to easily high-light your collectibles and -if you use the right stuff- provide a safe and acid-free environment for your most valuable collectibles. I know this is a strange subject for wood-worker to write about,but it turns out that fabric stores have a lot to offer, and are not altogether scary places. Setting your proud collectible item down on an elegant cloth background -or nestling it into a nice fabric pocket- is an easy way to both protect the item from shock -think padding- and an even easier way to make the transition from an ordinary drawer or shelf, into a custom display. To paraphrase -fabric is good padding, and it turns out that it is as important to finishing fine woodwork as paint and varnish -and- -I’m beginning to learn- sometimes easier to use then the stuff that comes out of a … Read More