Dust, and dusting, was a problem. We tried to find a suitable case, the sort of thing stuffed objects sit in, but these were mostly round based. DH decided that making somethign was the answer. The next time we saw Darling Uncle, they had a chat about it, as DU had obviously faced this problem before.
DH bought some bits and and had a go with a small example (big enough for a tea light). That came out well, so he decided what shape to do, calculated the size of the pieces. Some time later, he got enthusiastic enough to give it a go, got the glass (and the wood for the base) and spent quite some time building it.
He's a clever boy. They're both clever lads.