Challenge Coin Shelf

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Project by Sanding2day posted 06-26-2015 06:55 PM 1669 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Challenge Coin shelf was a long overdue project for a colleague who is retired Army and currently an IL state employee. The shelving and inner frame is made from Cherry attained from a tree he and his father took down decades ago. The Red Oak Illinois is from a historic tree brought down at the ILARNG HQ. and the Walnut was simply his desired choice of framing.

Put a half lap french cleat of sorts on the back in order to hang this shelf and as displayed using some of my own coins the shelf accommodates approximately 20 coins. Sanded to 320 and finished with 3 coats of spray on Shellac. Thanks for looking…

-- Dan

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#1 posted 06-27-2015 05:24 AM

Very nice.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#2 posted 06-27-2015 03:31 PM

You did a beautiful job on this.

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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#3 posted 06-29-2015 01:07 PM

Thats a great project. Im sure he appreciates how you used the woods from his past to present his past. Well done.

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

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