Retirement Shadow Box

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Project by Masterchief posted 2249 days ago 2772 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the beginning stages of a shadow box I am constructing for a good friend. The box is made of Texas Pecan and I used Maple for the drawers. The stain is Watco’s walnut oil. The overall dimensions are 36”W x 4”D x 34”T. I still need to attach the left and right doors to the box. I will post the final build with contents once finished.


-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#1 posted 2249 days ago

Great piece. Wonderful detail work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 2249 days ago

Very nice, I am sure your friend will love it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 2249 days ago

this looks great—-what else do you have to do?? i really like the drawers…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 2248 days ago

wonderful piece! your friend will love that!

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#5 posted 2248 days ago

Another wonderful piece – are you sure youhave only been doing woodworking for a year? This shawdow box is something your friend will cherrish.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 2248 days ago

wow, that’s impressive!
I like the pinned sides on the drawers.

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#7 posted 2248 days ago

Nice looking shadow box. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 2248 days ago

That’s a really fine looking piece and excellent work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 2247 days ago

Great job S. Chief. Your friend ought to appreciate it. Tell him thanks for standing on the wall from me, a fellow vet.

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

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#10 posted 2067 days ago

Thats a nice shadow box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1307 days ago

This is a real nice box the most detailed that i have seen.I am looking to build one for my father but just can not decide which one and how to display all his medals.He is a 20 year marine gunny that served in Vietnam in late 68 and 69 with the VMO2.I sure hope that i got that right.He deserves to have a special one


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