Shadow box for my artist wife

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Project by James Frederick posted 11-13-2016 06:21 PM 895 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My lovely wife is a metal artist, she asked to build her a couple small shadow boxes to display her latest creations. Pictures of the finished works to follow.

The wood is red oak 1/2×1 1/4, the larger box is 6×7, smaller is 5×6, corner splines are walnut. Stain Kona made by Varathane. We choose the darker stain to allow the copper to be the focal point not the wood.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#1 posted 11-13-2016 06:41 PM

Ok, now where’s the photo of the boxes in use displaying the wife’s wonderful metal work?

Remember, no pictures, it didn’t happen…

BTW, nice looking shadow boxes.


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#2 posted 11-14-2016 11:27 AM


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#3 posted 11-14-2016 01:11 PM

You are very lucky to have her to please her with those frames. I do the same for my daughter.

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#4 posted 11-14-2016 04:47 PM

I have added the artwork, I used scrap oak pieces to hold the art work in place, and will also be used for hanging on the wall.

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#5 posted 11-14-2016 06:06 PM

Nice work, James. These will serve your wife well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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