As I have mentioned before, I love to collect stuff that I find in nature. Some of it gets pitched outside again after awhile, but some items are special enough to hang around the living room. I thought it would be nice to have a better way to display some of these: a shed rattlesnake skin, some skulls and bones, some beautiful rocks, and a couple of arrow heads. All of it I collected while we have been living here.
We talked about making a new coffee table and using it as a display case, but our current coffee table is really just made for it because it is a box with a lid. I explained my design to the resident woodworker (Dan), and the plan was beautifully executed.
We are both happy with the result and it is fun to see my special stuff so close up and dust free.