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Project by wlhutch posted 2144 days ago 1980 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend asked if I could build something to house a preserved rose from his brother’s casket wreath. It was contained on a small wooden plate covered with a glass dome. Here’s what I created: Shadow box
The out side boarder is bleached pine framed with mahogany; maple burl frames the glass and koa was coopered for the inner box. There are two hidden LED lights, top and bottom. A micro switch and battery pack was also installed. In dim ambient light, the upper yellow LED provides a back wash on the koa and the bottom red LED hits the rose—popping it out of the case.
shadow box lights lighting top switch
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christopheralan

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#1 posted 2143 days ago

Wonderful job. Very touching.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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brianinpa

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#2 posted 2143 days ago

Wow! That is the first word I said after looking at this. That looks gorgeous.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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rickf16

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#3 posted 2143 days ago

Really nice!!! Thanks for posting this. The lighting does a great job of highlighting the rose and the wood.

-- Rick

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woodnut

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#4 posted 2143 days ago

great job, you have done yourself proud. They will be very impressed and touched with your work.

-- F.Little

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#5 posted 2143 days ago

beautiful. Nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 2143 days ago

it’s a heartwarming tribute.
nice craftmanship.

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#7 posted 2143 days ago

wlhutch,
Welcome to LJ. You’ve done an excellent job on this especially in the combination of technology, materials, and skilled workmanship. Please post more of your work.

-- Jim

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Texasgaloot

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#8 posted 2079 days ago

Your work enhances the feeling of reverence memorializing your friends brother. It’s sometimes hard to stay “out of the way” of the main subject, but I think you not only accomplished that but focused our attention where it needs to be! Well done!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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