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Lodgepole pine cones on a twig. Wood is ponderosa pine. Keyholes allow for shadow box to hang on wall as you see here.
-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania
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#1 posted 06-30-2015 03:27 AM
Nicely done Josh. I like the contrast in colours. Good idea for a wall hanging. RH
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#2 posted 06-30-2015 03:37 AM
Thanks, Roman. I have a ponderosa pine cone in its own little shadow box also that I will post soon.
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#3 posted 06-30-2015 08:41 AM
Great thinking inside the box. Unique and artistic. Nice job.
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#4 posted 06-30-2015 12:50 PM
Thanks, Jay. I am a forestry student and have definitely taken to the trees.
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#5 posted 06-30-2015 03:16 PM
I like many things about this. It shows how something rather simple can have a real impact. I would be curious to know the overall dimensions. Nice work!
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#6 posted 06-30-2015 03:34 PM
“thinking inside the box” – ol jaykaypur you made a ‘good funny’!!
Neat idea on the build, Josh. Simple but tasteful. I like the dendro highlight that it brings.
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#7 posted 06-30-2015 03:37 PM
That nice, Josh. It’s a nice way to present mother nature.
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#8 posted 07-01-2015 05:39 AM
That is a great idea Josh!
Now don’t get me wrong, because this really does look beautiful … BUT being a woman … the first thing I thought of was DUST!
My 2cents worth would be to suggest putting a non-glare glass face on this creation (that truly speaks your love of all things coniferous!) so everyone enjoys it. I’m talking maybe your significant other (?) who would be the one having to dust this on a very regular bases.
Just a thought for your next shadow box!
-- Elaine in Duncan
#9 posted 07-05-2015 12:46 AM
Elaine, that is what air hoses are for. Ha! Yeah, I thought of the dust problem, too. I took a two-week forestry class a month ago up at our mountain campus and kept finding lodgepole, ponderosa, limber and Doug-fir cones everywhere. When it comes to my creative/woodworking inclinations, I turn into somewhat of a packrat. So, I kept wondering what I would make to show my love of woodworking AND trees. Voila. Shadowboxes. I do have some leftover plexiglass cut-offs at work that I may have to confiscate to incorporate into my art. And don’t worry about the dust!
#10 posted 07-05-2015 01:50 PM
Hey … I like the idea of using an air hose! Why didn’t I think of that?! So now that you’ve got the perfect answer, please don’t use plexiglass. Better nothing at all than that! Over time plexiglass yellows, scratches and takes on a very dull look. That would certainly spoil your beautiful art pieces.
Lexon … although more expensive than plexi or glass … is a flexible plastic, shatterproof, retains its clear and non-glare attribute. It can be purchased in a large sheet (which yes, is expensive), and cut to any size necessary. In the case of your sweet window boxes … you’d get lots of “dust covers” out of one sheet. Just an idea!
Also another idea (and much, much cheaper!) is to give it a quick spray with clear lacquer. Surprisingly that dissolves dust!! Too bad I couldn’t apply both air hose and spray ideas to that mundane chore called cleaning house … Lol!
#11 posted 07-05-2015 03:34 PM
Lexon, huh? Thanks for that. I do not want to spray the cones as this will give them an unnatural look.
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