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Project by sergeantj posted 05-29-2013 07:12 PM 1968 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made for an Air Force Chief upon his retirement. I encouraged him to choose this particular shadow box in order to incorporate aspects for not only himself but for his family. He can place his uniforms and other memorabilia inside, lock them away, and pass them down to his children and grandchildren. I also made a small hinged box below the shadow box in order to place coins and other items. I lined this box with red suede and allowed it to be able to slide back and forth for access to the empty space below where he can place uniforms.
I created this one out of white oak in early american stain with 3 coats of low gloss tung oil to match his existing furniture.

-- "If you want it, I can build it"

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 08:44 PM

Nice job. I love the design.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 11:11 PM

very nice,beautiful shadow box.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 01:39 AM

Nice job. Well suited for a lifetime of memories.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 09:36 AM

Well done great work and display.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 11:55 PM

Great Job Serg!

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 02:36 PM

What a great gift and tribute to a retired serviceman! It has lots of beautiful details and storage for great mementos. Great job!

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