|Project by Tim_CPWD||posted 01-20-2015 07:18 AM||1074 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This shadowbox was done for a friend of mine. It is the best barter deal I have ever made with someone. The deal was that I build a shadowbox that would display medals won by his Grandfather in numerous NRA shooting matches prior to WWII. It also needed to display a copy of an old picture and newspaper article about the man. In return my friend (a certified electrician) would wire my shop for 220 and install a separate breaker box to support the workload of my tools.
The medals mounted in this shadowbox were all in original form and as you can see quite tattered, but were all irreplaceable family heirlooms. I was told that my friends Grandfather won many other awards and trophy’s but most were sold to buy food and other necessary items to live on back in the depression. Eventually this man was drafted and became a Marine sniper during WWII. I really enjoyed doing this and I think my wife did an outstanding job installing everything inside. We had a local art store do the matte for the picture as that is not something either of us are skilled at.
In return my friend came over and did an amazing job wiring my shop with 220 power and an additional breaker box. He also added a number of outlets throughout the shop. (You can never have too many outlets.) In my opinion I got the better end of the deal but my friend disagreed and said he got the best end of the deal. We both ended up very happy.
This shadowbox is made from California Red Oak, Stained Early American and finished with Clear lacquer. We used red velvet on the interior.
-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns