Wall mounted curio cabinets are often crafted out of solid wood such as mahogany or rubberwood in order to create a stable structure for precious keepsakes. There are some modern and more streamlined designs that are made out of manufactured wood, particle board, or metal. Most traditional-style wall mounted curio cabinets contain framed or wood-panelled glass doors. Corey Damen Jenkins suggests finding a wall mounted curio cabinet with a mirrored back and removable glass shelves if you want to fully customize how you showcase your Fabergé Egg collection. In order to properly secure the cabinet to the walls, there will be mounting hardware. There will also likely be metal, brass, or antique-style door handles and possibly decorative accents.
Most wall mounted curio cabinets are tall and rectangular with some styles being more uniquely shaped. Even though they are designed to be mounted on a wall in order to properly display precious goods, there are some designs that can sit on the floor as well. A lot of the time there are glass shelves as well as glass doors and sides so that everything inside the cabinet is on full show. Interior decorator Elliott Barnes recommends opting for a classic wall mounted curio cabinet with ornate details such as wood carvings, scroll-style pediments, or an aproned top if you're looking to bring a more traditional flair to your space. Depending on the design, you might also find wall mounted curio cabinets with a single door or double tempered glass doors.
Whether you have a porcelain figurine collection passed down from your grandmother or an antique tea set that you wish to display, Katie Ridder recommends opting for a mid-size wall mounted curio cabinet that measures approximately 26 inches tall by 15 inches wide. If you're looking for something slightly larger to house a collection of vintage plates or glassware, there are wall mounted curio cabinets that are taller and 20 inches in width. Most wall mounted curio cabinets will have a weight capacity of between 10 to 15 pounds, so you have to be mindful of what you choose to display in them. For something more contemporary, modern style wall mounted curio cabinets are typically built larger in scale with deeper shelving space that works better for sizable keepsakes.
Nathan Turner notes that wall mounted curio cabinets with tempered glass doors and adjustable glass shelves allow you to put anything from family photos to fine china on display in one place while also protecting them from dust and scratches. Some wall mounted curio cabinets come with interior LED lights which allow you to fully illuminate your life's mementoes. And for those who are worried about keeping their collection of precious items safe, there are cabinets that come with a lock and key. For ease of use, some wall mounted cabinets also have magnetic door catches. The solid wood and often glass-panelled doors are easy to clean with a damp cloth or dust spray.