Wedding Shadow Box for my sister

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 12-01-2014 04:20 AM 897 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister married a great guy in a Greek Orthodox church.
She wanted me to make a shadow box for the “crowns” used in the ceremony.
Nothing earth shattering in the construction. Since she intended to paint the box (gasp!) I didn’t have to worry about any kind of exotic wood, I believe I just used pine and used several coats of latex primer sanded nicely.
And a few coats of poly for protection.

The fun thing is that I did have a bunch of trim laying around in a “Greek Key” pattern, which she thought was super… get it, Greek Key for a Greek wedding? I am so clever! I also used a reusable stencil with a floral pattern and etching cream to put a nice design in the corners of the glass. I am always amazed at how simple this process is and what a dramatic effect is provides. I have a guy in the neighborhood with an auto-glass shop, but he also cuts custom pieces of glass (and mirror) for a really great price.

I really wish my sis didn’t want this project painted as it always looks cheap to me, but the customer is always right! I’m not actually a big staining guy either as I would just as soon use some kind of really nice wood.

I just wanted to get some of my projects up that I haven’t had a chance to list. Thanks for looking guys.


-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 12-01-2014 05:11 AM

Probably how you took the picture to begin with, and not corrected in your collection?

Paint is appropriate here unless you used some aged stain with white tones?

Customer is always right. You could have made another with whatever finish you like? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 03:45 AM

Very nice job. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 11:07 AM

The shadow box came out great. I like the edge detail. Man you’ve been busy.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 12:09 PM

Very classy. You should be able to turn your pics by right clicking the mouse on the picture in your computer.

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

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#5 posted 12-07-2014 07:15 AM

I’ll give it a try Roger!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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