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Project by sergeantj posted 445 days ago 1253 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this one for a civilian employee who was retiring after 24 years of federal service. He is a truly great guy! Didn’t want anything over-the-top so I kept it “subtly simple”. Created this out of of Sapele Mahogany and Poplar. The certificate was brought to me and I placed it in this frame and bordered it with red suede. I used the “crinkle effect to add more depth for the frame. The columns were made out of Poplar once I saw some pine wall trim and wanted to mimic that. The grain on this was absolutely beautiful and glad I used the Minwax pre-stain wood conditioner to really bring it out prior to applying two coats of poly.

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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 445 days ago

Very nice… Cool pillars and an interesting use of the suede… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 444 days ago

Nice work, good to see the flag folded correctly. Ah the fun we had folding flags in FUN/CER detail..

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 440 days ago

That’s simple elegance. Great design and build on that great looking display case.

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