Display Cases


Barrister Bookcase: Barrister bookcases have enclosed shelves, designed with lift-up doors that tuck within the frame underneath the upper shelf or bookcase top panel. The doors are framed glass windows for viewing.

Barrister Bookcase
Barrister Bookcase

Display Cabinet: Display cabinets usually have hinged two-door front enclosures with glass doors for viewing contents.

Double Bookcase: A double bookcase is an open-front bookcase unit with center post, pilaster, or divider to form two side-by-side conjoined bookcase units.

File Bookcase: File bookcase units contain upper shelves with open-front design and a bottom lateral file drawer. The file drawer may lock for security and usually accepts letter-size or legal-sized files.

Locking Display Case: Locking display cases have glass doors and many have glass side and top panels allowing all-around viewing. The case will allow access through one or two doors, set on hinges or designed to slide open, and secured by a lock to protect displayed contents.

Recessed Wall Case: Recessed wall case units are designed to install within a wall, allowing the front glass window panel enclosure to set flush with the wall profile. The front design is often made with sliding glass doors for space-saving access, and a lock to secure the doors for safekeeping.

Showcase Display: Showcase display units are designed with shelves to support trophies, awards, memorabilia, and collectibles within an enclosed case with glass panels at the front.

Trophy Case: Trophy case units are typically taller and narrower than standard display units, allowing easy placement in school, corridor, lobby, or other location. The shelves are designed with adjustable or removable options to accommodate trophies of various sizes and the enclosed case locks for security.

Display Cabinet
Display Cabinet

Wall Cabinet: Wall cabinets can be short or tall, standing or wall-mounted in design, usually with two hinged doors that lock to enclose and secure the cabinet. Standing wall cabinets are generally tall, with multiple adjustable shelves for different storage and display uses.

Wall Mounted Display Case: Wall mounted display cases are designed to mount to walls, usually including all necessary hardware to hang or mount the case upon receipt.

4-Leg Display Case: Four-leg display cases are glass enclosures with a four-leg table-like base design. The enclosed display case is designed with a flat display surface accessed from the front side by a hinged or sliding door. The four-leg display cases are popular for jewelry and document display setups.


Accent Lights: Accent lights are lights added to a display case, cabinet, bookcase, or other unit designed to enhance the showcase effect of the storage area and brighten the design.

Adjustable Shelves: Adjustable shelves are storage or display shelves that can be removed or repositioned using shelf pegs or shelf pins and a series of pre-drilled holes along the insides of a display cabinet frame.

Canister Lights: Canister lights are small interior lights set within cylinder-like canisters, allowing the light to be directed as designed without the harsh brightness of exposed lights.

Cornice Lighting: Cornice lights are lights set within a partially covered area, allowing an accent lighting effect without the harshness of direct light exposure.

Fixed Shelves: Fixed shelves are shelves in display cases that have a permanent position within the frame. The base shelf in any display case or bookcase is fixed for stabilizing the frame and base of the storage unit.

File Bookcase
File Bookcase

Floating Shelves: Select display cases with all glass shelves can offer a floating shelf appearance, as if the shelves are support-free within the display case. Half-width glass shelves also create a floating style.

Full-Length Shelves: Full-length shelves are display case shelves that extend from one side of the display area to the other, offering straight-across display use. Standard bookcase shelves are considered full-length shelves.

Half-Length Shelves: Half-length shelves are display case shelving that offer support of displayed items from one side of the enclosed cabinet to the center of the cabinet. These shelves are typically arranged with alternating heights to allow for a unique display setup.

Legal-Sized Filing: Legal-sized filing refers to the use of file folders that accommodate larger 8½” by 14” legal-sized documents and pages.

Letter-Sized Filing: Letter-sized filing refers to the use of file folders that accommodate 8½” by 11” standard-sized copy paper.

Leveling Glides: Leveling glides are positioned on the base of display cabinets and other storage units, often designed to adjust to increase floor contact on uneven surfaces for a level or balanced, wobble-free display setup.

Locking Lateral File Drawer: A locking lateral file drawer is a file drawer designed wider to fit the width of a standard bookcase frame, with integrated filing system to accommodate letter-sized or legal-sized filing, depending on the file folder orientation within the drawer. The lateral file drawer will lock for security, often with a keyed lock.

Showcase Display
Showcase Display

Recessed Halogen Lighting: Recessed halogen lighting refers to halogen light bulb fixtures set within recessed positions within the tops of display cases and cabinets. The result is a spotlight-style effect for enhanced display.

Sliding Glass Doors: Sliding glass doors are generally two glass panels set on sliding tracks or rails with an overlap at the center allowing one glass door to slide behind the other for access to half of the storage space or cabinet.

Wood-Framed Glass Shelving: Wood-framed glass shelves are display case shelves that have wood frames around all four sides, protecting the edges of the glass panels, and the overall shelf surface is formed by glass panel inserts within the wood frames, allowing enhanced viewing, display, and light throughout the display case.

Construction Materials

AA-Grade North American Wood Veneers: AA-grade veneers are the best quality wood veneers typically used in furniture design. When a display case is listed as having AA-grade North American wood veneer finish, it has been finished with top quality wood veneer sheets from North American wood sources.

Trophy Case
Trophy Case

Aluminum Frame: Aluminum frame display cases have frames made of aluminum, often finished with a satin aluminum style. The overall panels forming the case may be glass panels fitted within the aluminum frame. The base and/or back panel may be solid.

Anodized Aluminum: Anodized aluminum is aluminum metal that has been treated, usually with zinc, to prevent damage from use, exposure, and contact. The result is a more durable aluminum metal that can be used to form the frames of select display cases and other storage units.

Carved Wood Details: Carved wood details are any trim, moulding, pilasters, or decorations made using solid wood parts that have been shaped, carved, or otherwise designed to create a decorative effect.

Fabric Backing: Fabric backing refers to a backside panel finished with fabric for a softer look that provides a stylish backdrop to the displayed items. Fabric backing panels may be tackable in select display case models, for memory board or bulletin board use.

Finished Back: Finished back refers to the back panel of a display case that has been finished on the backside to accommodate placement in any location, with backside visible if desired. Unfinished back panels are typically arranged with the backside concealed by a wall or other structure.

Glass Backing: Glass backing is a clear glass backside panel, enclosing the display case, for all-around viewing of stored and displayed contents.

Hardwood Construction: Hardwood construction refers to display case products made with real hardwood panels and parts. This is in contrast to the use of wood materials such as plywood, particleboard, MDF core, and wood veneers.

High-Tech Catalyzed Lacquer Finish: High-tech catalyzed lacquer finish is a two-part lacquer topcoat that protects for lasting quality appearance and use. The lacquer is applied to the display case or furniture product, followed by the catalyst that cures the lacquer to a hard, durable, protective finish.

4-Leg Display Case
4-Leg Display Case

Laminate Backing: Laminate backing refers to a laminate-finished back panel enclosing the backside of a glass display case.

Laminate Finish: Laminate finish is a durable, damage-resistant finish made with multiple layers supporting the top visible layer that comes in a wide range of colors and styles. Applied under heat and pressure for a lasting bond, the finish is resistant to scratches, stains, and heat and provides an easy to clean surface.

Mirror Backing: Mirror backing refers to a glass backside panel, enclosing a display case, with a mirror finish for reflective backdrop effect.

Mounting Hardware: Mounting hardware is the necessary metal components used to hang or mount a display case on the wall. Most wall-mounted display cases are shipped with the necessary mounting hardware included.

Safety Glass: Safety glass is glass that has been treated or tempered to form a stronger, safer panel used in many display cases. If broken, safety glass shatters into tiny granules and pieces rather than sharp larger pieces. Safety glass is also referred to as tempered glass and tempered safety glass.

Shaped Mouldings: Shaped mouldings are generally hardwood pieces added to the top and/or base of a storage case or display unit, carved or cut and shaped to form a decorative trim style.

Steel Shelving Hardware: Steel shelving hardware refers to the shelf support pins, made of steel and designed to provide lasting support for display case shelves.

Tempered Glass: Tempered glass is glass that has been treated to form a safer design that shatters into tiny granules rather than larger shards if broken. The treatment leaves the glass slightly more durable than untreated glass and is often called safety glass or tempered safety glass, reflecting its enhanced design.

Veneer Finish: Veneer finish is a premium wood finish made using very thin slices of real hardwood, allowing wood grain to be visible, finished with classic-style wood staining and protected for lasting appearance. The veneer sheets are applied to furniture and storage products with adhesive or laminate to securely bond the veneer finish to the product.

Wood Products: Wood products are any construction materials and products made from wood but not consisting of natural hardwood pieces. Plywood, particleboard, MDF core, fiberboard, and wood veneers are all considered wood products but not hardwood parts.


ANSI/BIFMA: ANSI is the American National Standards Institute. BIFMA is the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association. Both organizations work to ensure high-quality production, consistent quality, and safety in business furniture and storage units.

Hinged Top: Hinged top display units have a glass door set on hinges that is designed to enclose the case and allow access from the top. These are typically set on legs or a stand for flat display use and viewing.

Locking Display: Locking display units have glass front doors and many have glass side and top panels allowing all-around viewing of displayed items, with a lock securing the single or double-door enclosure for safekeeping. These locks are often keyed locks, with keys included.

Removable Core Lock: Removable core locks are locks that have a core element that can be replaced easily when re-keying is necessary.

SEFA: SEFA is the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association, an organization for laboratory designers and manufacturers of laboratory furniture and storage products that works to ensure laboratory products, furniture, and storage units are safe for use, meet standards set for safety and functionality, and provide consistent quality.