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Old 01-05-2018, 01:24 PM
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Default Home Plate Display

I'm sure most of you have experienced the same problem I had: a Major League home plate sitting around the house for years, not knowing exactly what to do with it. Problem solved!

I special-ordered a bottomless acrylic box that covers the home plate and a few baseballs. The plan is to next create a wooden grooved platform for it to sit inside. I was going to create a home-plate shaped box, but this was much easier and allows for the display of related balls and/or tickets.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:29 PM
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That looks great!
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:49 PM
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Great display Scott...
it looks awesome!

Just curious where you had the acrylic box made along with the cost?
...if you don't mind me asking...
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:16 PM
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Don't mind at all. I went by Lowes first and the acrylic sheet alone was expensive enough that this was a simple decision.

shopPOPdisplays, ordered 12/19 and arrived today
$137.19 including shipping by Fedex ground, and tax
4 x 21 x 21, 1/4" thick acrylic.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:55 PM
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Don't mind at all. I went by Lowes first and the acrylic sheet alone was expensive enough that this was a simple decision.

shopPOPdisplays, ordered 12/19 and arrived today
$137.19 including shipping by Fedex ground, and tax
4 x 21 x 21, 1/4" thick acrylic.
Wow, not too bad at all...
and definitely worth it, it adds a certain sophistication as a display.
Thanks for the info Scott.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:58 PM
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I once poured a little gravy on it, so I did it mainly for protection. For a while it smelled like steak.
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You're burying the lead. What's the significance of the home plate???
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Used for 2014 opening series in Houston vs NYY. Jeter's last season. Jeter, Altuve and Ichiro scored on it.
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Fantastic piece!

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:18 PM
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Thanks all.

Finished the display today - had planned on buying a nice slab of oak, dying, sanding and adding grooves for the acrylic cover to set in. Instead, I found two pieces of dark grey tile that are currently sitting on top of a 24 x 24 piece of pine. It's all so heavy that there is no need to glue, and the tile, pine slab and acrylic cover are perfect measurements, so no cutting needed.
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