|Project by DanJones||posted 04-26-2011 02:26 AM||6555 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
A few of the military shadow boxes I’ve built. The second one, with the weather station design, is my personal box from when I retired in 2005. The only thing I’m unhappy with is the lower facing board on the fourth picture, the one with the fluted columns. It was a rush job that had to be complete in time for a retirement ceremony and that was the only board I had on hand large enough to make that piece. The knot isn’t as prominent in natural light – the flash really makes it stand out – but I really wish I’d had a board with a better grain pattern. Most of the wood is either cherry or walnut. The octagon is oak with walnut inlay and (if I remember correctly) a paduk face frame. The brads are brass upholstery tacks. They’re a decorative element and not really to secure the face frame. Thanks for looking.
-- Dan Jones, NC