Shadow Box Memorial

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Project by wlhutch posted 10-06-2008 11:07 PM 2510 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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#1 posted 10-07-2008 02:13 AM

Wonderful job. Very touching.

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 10-07-2008 02:29 AM

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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#3 posted 10-07-2008 02:51 AM

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

-- Rick

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#4 posted 10-07-2008 03:10 AM

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 10-07-2008 03:36 AM

beautiful. Nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 10-07-2008 03:54 AM

it’s a heartwarming tribute.
nice craftmanship.

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#7 posted 10-07-2008 02:55 PM

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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#8 posted 12-10-2008 03:24 PM

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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