|Project by Dex||posted 12-13-2007 02:43 AM||2860 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a shadow box I made for a buddy of mine that retired after 20+ years in the Army (3 more years, and I can make one for my retirement!) It is my first attempt with “real” wood, ie non-pine. LOL. It is 24”x21”x4”. I didn’t get a chance to snap a photo of it with all his Army awards and decorations in it, but we sure had a hard time fitting all his stuff in it! Hat’s off to you Phil! The idea of making one for him came when someone else from my work retired. They gave her a shadow box too. I asked how much they spent on the box itself. I was told $60. It was just a plain box too, no hinges, no corner seperated for the flag. I said, heck, I could make one of those for half that cost! Well, it wasn’t quite half the cost. I spent $40 on the materials, and threw in my labor for free. But, IMHO, it turned out a heck of a lot better than that store bought piece of junk!
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