Alabama Shadow Box

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 08-20-2014 10:31 PM 1657 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was contacted by a client who saw my Mississippi shadow box. He wanted one in the shape of Alabama. But he wanted it for his retirement so it needed to accommodate a US flag. And he wanted it to stand up. So after some back and forth we agreed on what you see in the 4th picture. 5th one shows the dimensions.

First picture shows the box on the stand. 2nd is the base alone. It is hollow weighted with sand to give the entire thing more stability as the box itself is nearly 28” tall. And as he is from Mobile, I added a small plug to show his hometown (picture 3). The box is made from black walnut and the base and plug are soft maple.

As most of my boxes are shipped to the customer, it was a great thrill to be able to deliver this one personally to him in Mobile (45 miles away). The look on his face was priceless.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 10:58 PM

beautiful,very nice work.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 11:04 PM

Only thing missing is “Sweet Home Alabama” playing when you touch Mobile. Great job.

Birmingham boy here.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 11:23 PM

That is just beee-u-tee-ful.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 11-28-2016 01:32 AM

very nice shadow box!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 03:43 PM

do you have plans for this a buy of mine has asked me to do pretty much the same thing

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 03:54 PM

This is a very creative piece and a beautiful design. It displays some nice details and fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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