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Entire Collection Mounted on a Custom Display!
The demand for high quality bases for mineral and fossil specimens has dramatically increased in the past several years. As collectors and dealers continue to buy specimens from $500 to $500,000 there is a need to display them as elegantly as possible. The Sunnywood Collection is the original maker of acrylic and wood bases and continues to lead the world in innovation, stability and quality. Our bases can be seen in numerous mineral shops, mineral shows, and collectors’ homes around the world. We have mounted thousands of specimens since we started business in 1985.
Having your specimen mounted by Sunnywood offers many advantages. We now offer mounting on clear, black, or frosted acrylic ranging from 1" - 2" in thickness and many different hardwoods . Most of our customers prefer rectangular shaped bases, but we can also produce a base of any shape including round and eliptical. Throughout the process no glues or mineral tacks will ever touch your specimen.
Specimens are either hand-routed by one of our very experienced technicians or if appropriate, completed on our computer controlled router, complete with laser scanner. Our labels are available in either black or white lettering and can be removed if changes are necessary. Clear bumpons are added to the bottom of the base for stability and to prevent scratching.
We will work with you to design and display your specimen as appropriately and artistically as possible. Because we have your piece during the entire process, we are able to make it extremely stable in almost any position you desire. We firmly believe this is the only way to make a quality mineral base. Every supporting prop that we make is custom designed and fitted to your specimen. They will often touch more than one area of the piece, thus allowing more support. Having your specimen in our possession allows us to insure that your specimen is positioned perfectly with a high degree of stability. It’s worth it to give it to us... After all, who wants one of their favorite pieces falling off of it’s display, causing it significant damage?
For specimens to be displayed outside of a mineral cabinet, we offer clear acrylic covers for protection against dust and breakage. Turntables are also available custom-sized to fit underneath your base allowing you to have a 360 degree viewing pleasure at the touch of your finger.
Contact us to find out how we can help your collection or exhibit look even more spectacular. Bring your specimen to us at our shop or drop them off with us at one of the major mineral shows in the United States. If you choose to send your specimens to us, call us so we can advise you how to package and ship them in the best manner. Normal turnaround time is 4 to 6 weeks. If you should require alternate timing, please call and make arrangements.
.75" and 1" ACRYLIC BASES
New prices effective December 1. 2012
1 1/2" ACRYLIC BASES
New prices effective December 1, 2012
Price also includes as many custom shaped props necessary to properly stabilize the specimen.
(*) Price is based on normal routing time of no more than 1 hour. Additional routing time will be billed at $50.00 per hour.A 5% discount will be offered on mounting orders of greater than 15 specimens in a 30 day time frame.
FORMS AND AGREEMENTSIf you are sending specimens for Custom Mounting, please click on the link below, download the form, fill out the list of minerals and values, sign and mail to The Sunnywood Collection along with your minerals. We cannot begin work on the custom mount until we have received the signed form.
Wood bases are made from 8/4 lumber (1 3/4" thick). Due to the rapid increase in wood prices, all wood bases require custom pricing. We stock may American and Exotic hardwoods.
Acrylic covers are available on request. Ask for quote.
ACRYLIC and WOOD PEDESTALS
Pedestals with or without lighting are available on request. Ask for quote.
Shipping and Packaging:
If shipping your specimens is not an option due to fragility or high value, we can arrange to pick them up and return them to you for travel expenses and a daily per-diem fee. This is only practical when 50 or more specimens can be gathered for mounting.