Picture framing moulding can be used for so much more than just artwork, mirrors etc. They can also be used as a display base for a number of items, some of which you can see below. A 5 sided acrylic box can be made for your item to keep it free from air, dust etc, then a base can be made from various mouldings, some of which are shown here.
One unusual item we have been asked to frame was an edible icing sugar cake topper from a couples 50th Wedding Anniversary cake. The customer chose a moulding to be made into a plinth that had a distressed, 'beachcomb' look with a sand coloured base to tie in with the seaside theme of the cake (they met on a bench at a beach).
Various sporting memorabilia can be displayed on plinths under acrylic boxes. The moulding used in the plinth for the signed cricket ball below left was selected for a gentleman's study feel and is a gloss, walnut, veneer finish.
Footballs, rugby balls etc are a very popular item to be displayed on a plinth with an acrylic box. A brushed black moulding was used for the rugby ball below to tie in with other items that had previously been framed for the customer in the same moulding.
We have used various profiles and finishes of mouldings to display models of all descriptions - below we show a 1:32 scale Airfix WWII British Infantry Soldier, a wood carving and a Warhammer Model.
For the contemporary wood carving, we used a gothic style, cassetta profile moulding to compliment the tones and grain of the wood the artist chose.
Other uses of display plinths have included Hornby, Vanguard Diecast Models and sculptures.
Other models have included Hornby, Vanguard Diecast Models on a display base.
Below are other examples of plinths and display base in various styles of moulding that are suited to the making of plinths.