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    How would you make this ??

    Picture a jar like this displayed horizontally.

    It is 17" long, 6" square sides, corners are rounded.

    The real jar is super old, clear smooth glass, and a lady at church wants me to make a display stand for it.

    I need some ideas so, how would you design the stand ????

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    Bob, my first thought is something a bit like a plate display stand with a very short back so the jar sits at an angle. Maybe with a light underneath it.

    why does she want to display it on its side?
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    She is donating it to the church fair this weekend. She thinks it would look nicer if they sold it that way.
    If she sold it standing up full of M&M's I'd buy it
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    I would too if there were M&Ms.

    So how about an overgrown kaleidoscope stand? A nice piece of wood with four pieces of dowel stuck in. You can sort of see it in the image.

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    Good Idea, I like it

    Fast and easy
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    Indeed!
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    Althought it would take more work, you could make a rectangular prism made of square sticks open from all sides except the bottom as if it was a small showcase. No need to put glass panels on it. See pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Althought it would take more work, you could make a rectangular prism made of square sticks open from all sides except the bottom as if it was a small showcase. No need to put glass panels on it. See pic.
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    Thanks Toni, I like that idea too
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    I forgot that you mentioned that the lady wanted to display it horizontal when I drew it, but nonetheless if eventually you go for this idea I (particularly) would display it vertical and with the jar turned 45 degrees so that from the front you would see the two sides with the corner pointing at you while the stick box would be parallel to your view. This would give a more interesting perception of the whole thing.
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    A piece of 2 x 4 with a 45 degree notch cut in the flat side would be the quickest and easiest way. The jar would lay in the notch. It sounds like it's for display to sell, rather than a permanent mounting. The buyer would get the jar....and the 2 x 4 would be a throw away.

    Anyways, the weekend is fast approaching. What did you end up doing??

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