Walnut Shadow Box

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Project by interpim posted 12-20-2009 08:36 PM 1960 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this project this morning.

It was commissioned by the FCPOA on my ship for a Gas Turbine Technician who is retiring.

This box is walnut and has strategically placed screws for taking the unit apart to facilitate glass replacement if it becomes broken at some point. The interior has a 1/2” foam core board covered with a Navy blue crushed velvet for displaying medals, rank insignias, and command history.

The top part of the box will hold a standard 5 foot US flag.

Finish is 5 coats of poly knocked back with 0000 steel wool, and then waxed with Johnson’s paste wax.

This is the second box of this style I have built, and I am pleased with the outcome. I hope the recipient feels the same way.

-- San Diego, CA

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 10:06 PM

Wow: Great job on the shadow box. I know whoever receives this will love it.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 10:07 PM

Looks great. I’m sure he will be pleased.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 10:10 PM

Nice work… He will be pleased to display this….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 11:30 PM

Hey, great lookin’ shadow box. I’m sure that the retiree will be thrilled to display his flag and awards in this.

Thanks for your commitment to our Great Country. Have a Merry Christmas.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 04:09 AM

I tell you i love walnut. It works well, finishes well, and looks great.

To bad in So. Cal. it costs me about $10 a board foot :(

-- San Diego, CA

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 06:10 AM


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