|Project by Mosquito||posted 06-22-2015 04:18 PM||923 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
This was the “Rose Shadowbox” I made for my dad for Father’s day/his birthday (same day this year).
The shadowbox is made from solid cherry with a cherry plywood back panel. The front panel is 1/8” thick glass, and the shelves are 1/4”, on shelf pegs (adjustable). The finish is shellac and buffed with paste wax.
The rose was airbrushed by a friend who does paint and airbrushing for a living. It turned out fantastic. The rose was a copy of a rose in a table top my grandpa carved for my grandma while he was deployed in Korea. After my grandfather passed away last year, my dad mentioned wanting to ‘commission’ me (pay for the materials) to build a shadow box for some of my grandpa’s things for him. Well, I wasn’t going to let that happen, so I made this for him as a surprise.
I started with ~4/4 rough cherry, milled and dimension-ed by hand. Only power tools used on this one was a cordless drill for the shelf pegs and screw holes, and my random orbit sander on the outside of the shadowbox.
The table my grandpa carved:
The airbrushed version:
And some in-progress pictures
Hand chopping for the stopped rabbet for the back panel