Barnwood Wedding "Guestbook"

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Project by Shawn posted 12-12-2014 07:32 PM 3480 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A good friend of mine was getting married and his fiance asked me to make their “guestbook”. Here’s the inspiration she gave me (from Pintrest)...

This “guestbook” will basically be a shallow shadow box. Instead of signing a traditional guestbook you would sign a limb cut-off and drop it into the frame. Kinda like Plinko on Price is Right.

Luckily my co-worker lets me get wood off his falling old barn…

The first step is to make a basic frame…

Next is to add spacers, which in this case is scrap pallet wood because it’s never seen. I just had to plane them down to thickness of the limb cut-offs they were using. I also had to leave a gap for the limb cut-offs to drop into the frame.

Next was the top piece with a slot cut out to accept the cut-offs…

Then a dry fit…

Finished product with glass and burlap backdrop…

I added my personal touch, with some barbed wire and also with the actual cut-offs signed by the wedding goers…

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 07:45 PM

Nice use of the wood for sure then top it off with a great build….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 12:21 PM

Excellent project, excellent idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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