LARGE Shadow Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Hoosierdaddy posted 03-09-2012 01:22 PM 3322 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, this one took WAAAAAAAYYYYYY too long, but after an initial request by my youngest daughter for a shadow box to display some her Indianapolis Colts stuff in I was finally able to get this made.

Made primarily out of poplar for the frames and 1/4” plywood for the backboard, a coat of stain over all and three layers of poly with 220 grit sanding betwixt coats.

My original thoughts were that the backboard and outer ring of wood would be PAINTED coats blue and the inner ring painted white….mimicking the Colts color scheme. Hence why I really didn’t give to much attention to the joints, thinking that wood putty covering imperfections would be painted over…...ahhh,, the best laid plans of mice and men, she wanted the thing stained and poly’ed to match a small desk I’d made for her.

So the outer ring is about 2” deep, has a groove to receive the plywood. The inner ring is about 1 1/2” deep, has a groove to receive the plexiglass. The inner ring is obviously nested inside the outer, with the thought that when she populates this thing with her stuff I’ll use small wood screws from the backside, through the plywood into the inner ring to secure everything.

I’m not looking forward to the day when she does that though…..the darn thing weighs 20’ish pounds now! It’s going to be a heck of a hanger in the wall (or hangers) to support this thing!

thanks for looking!

God Bless these United States of America!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

1 comment so far

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4387 days

#1 posted 03-10-2012 04:58 PM

Nice shadow box, she’ll be able to get a lot of memorobilia in it. I like the stained look better than if you had painted it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics