Custom Case Work

Raven Arts specializes in creating custom art. What better way to showcase beautiful art than with a custom made case to match. The perfect frame for any work of fine art makes the display.

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Do you have a model or work of fine art for which you need a beautiful case? Just contact us and we'll give you numerous options from which to choose. Our design experts are here to assist along the way.

Our cases are fine furniture, made to last more than a lifetime as is the treasure held within its protection.

Options such as stained glass backing for aquatic drama, mirror backing and/or bottom accent for additional view of fine details are also available.

Dry freight containers shown on mirror base with exotic Canary wood edging.

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We offer many different types of wood to choose from including some VERY RARE selections not shown on our web site as the availability is so limited.

Shown here is natural Cherry with exotic Padauk edging.

Hardwood Choices

Exotic Wood Choices

We hand select all our woods for distinctive character as we believe the quality of the art is all in the details. Have a wood choice not listed? Let us know and we'll see what we can find to suit your individual desires.

All woods are naturally finished for the purest wood grain, color and radiance. Stains are available upon request but not favored over rich natural exotics.

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Each piece is fine sanded and hand finished for life long endurance.

We often utilize inlays and contrasting border woods to add to the drama and beauty of a case. We choose wood tone colors which will best compliment the individual work of art.

Offering display cases in both freestanding and table top versions. Freestanding cases can be fully enclosed on the bottom, with tapered, decorative or turned legs.

Shown here is Figured Mahogany with Purpleheart edging, drawer and custom made exotic wood handle.

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Custom made model supports and a drawer on silent, smooth ball bearing drawer glides is a perfect accent.

Seen here in Teak with an exotic Satine trim finished in a durable high gloss lacquer.

Turned legs custom made to order in many variations of design and wood choices.

Red Oak with a fine hand rubbed Danish oil finish shown to the right.

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Here's an example of a Mahogany and Wenge freestanding base with curved cross supports and a small decorative shelf. Also available in straight cross supports, full bottom shelving and fully enclosed with doors as freestanding display case options.

Marquetry & Inlays in exotic wood cases.

They don't have to be square, this one is six sided with overhead no heat lighting that is battery operated.

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Full freestanding cases can include all the options. Easy open back, model supports, drawers more more.

All legs are independently adjustable in height for ideal balance regardless of flooring.

This one also includes custom designed and executed overhead lighting.

NO Heat Lighting

with no visible wires or hardware!

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Unique Raven designs using state of the art diodes for maximum light using less power than a night light bulb!

Shown here as overhead lighting encased in matching exotic Lacewood with alternating amber and white lights.

A recessed lighting version for larger cases, this one is eight feet long. The matching wood trim directs the light toward the model without obscuring the view from any angle including the top.

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Here's a smaller case, 18" long, made of Ebony with Padauk accents. We also incorporate metals in our case work. This center is made of real copper which has been textured and treated to prevent oxidation which would otherwise change the color.

Battery operated overhead no heat lighting is included in the top shown here to the left. No outlet required.

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Remote controlled lighting options. Independently controls several lighting circuits.

One button remotely turns on the overhead lighting. Another button turns on the interior red battle lighting. Yet another button turns on the interior and deck operational lighting.

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Here's an example of a smaller model, 30" long, in a freestanding case design. The top is an illuminated security top which is removable with hidden screws.

Well balanced and secure for busier display areas. Corners are flame polished acrylic so as not to detract from the model viewing. The center of the base can also be utilized as a shelf.

Solid copper lighting. Here's another option with NO Heat Lighting, copper. This one is mounted to the base for lift off covers. Shown here in a Fiddleback Maple freestanding case with decorative leg treatment.

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Ideal low voltage, special no heat cabinet lighting is recommended for perfect illumination of your art without heat damage.

Our cases include shatter resistant Optix acrylic for the clearest viewing and for shipping considerations. We can also ship without glass for local installation. Knock down style cases come with detail photo assembly instructions.

Cases can have a solid wood top or a clear top as shown here with side and top wood edging stiles for strength.

Here's one with a single overhead cabinet no heat lighting element. Custom matched stained Cherry tabletop display case in high gloss lacquer finish.

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We offer a variety of lovely base woods to choose from, this one is Pomelle Bubinga. Combined with a protective clear acrylic cover for maximum uninterrupted viewing. We use stronger, thicker acrylic to ensure the model's protection. All edges are flame polished for clarity.

Your case top can lift off of the base from above the model in a standard configuration.

A unique design to Raven case goods allows you to consider an opening back panel. A great upgrade for larger pieces and delicate square rigged sailing ships. When you don't want to risk lifting the cover over the art, this is the answer.

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Easy open back options. Designed so the entire back lifts away from the case with ease. This allows for the simplest access to your art within, moving the back panel completely out of the way.

All knobs and handles are made of brass or matching wood. Extremely strong Rare Earth magnets secure the panel's top in place.

This case is made of Mahogany and exotic Lacewood, a lovely combination.

An example of our Imperial Russian case made entirely of solid Teak using up to hard to find 24/4 teak. Wooden stiles and finials are custom turned on a lathe. Top lifts off and case plinth lifts out from the separate freestanding base leg unit.

Ornamentation is custom cast in 14 carat gold.

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A brass nameplate can be included and mounted onto a matching wood block which is then secured into the case.

Natural fine Danish oils are used in our standard finish bringing the woods to a beautiful low luster. Harder satin urethane and high gloss lacquer finishes are available upgrades

Unique, one-of-a-kind custom wooden base work for any need.

This is an example of one custom made of mahogany for a T-Rex Dinosaur model going into an East Coast museum. The elevated wood platforms fit the dinosaur's feet perfectly.

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View the individual ship pages for detailed views of custom casework created for our museum quality models. Contact us with your specifications for quote information and design assistance.

Payment Options

  A one half deposit is required to begin work on any custom order with the balance due upon completion. Written updates are available upon request. Email images of your completed model will be furnished prior to shipping.

We accept most forms of payment.

Checks welcome with 10 business day hold before shipping. Call us with your Visa, MasterCard , Discover or American Express information. Feel free to use PayPal for on-line credit card payments.

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