Wedding Card Box : University of Michigan Hospital

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Project by PKFF posted 06-02-2013 08:46 PM 3597 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My two good friends were getting married and both work at The University of Michigan Hospital as Trauma/ Burn Nurses.

They came to me with an idea of making a gift box for cards for their wedding gift table.

At my wedding my wife and I made a firehouse/school house box as we are both Firefighter and Teacher.

They wanted a replica, or close to it, of the Hospital as it is a big thing in their life. Mostly made of 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4” MDF, Glued together and painted. The roof has HO scale model railroad ballast glued on.

Though, it is not to scale or even have the correct amount of sections, it still replicates it fairly well.

While on display, many people asked what “company” made this for them. That is always a compliment when an average woodworker can pass something off as store bought or company shipped.

It generated some business after that, but nothing enough to make a business out of it.

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 09:41 PM

You did a great job on this. As you said it does look like the real thing. The happy couple will have surely cherish it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 11:09 PM

very nice,looks great.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 02:14 AM

You did a great job man, looks awesome

-- The Olson workshop

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 02:37 PM

Woah! That’s awesome!

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 03:52 PM

Wonderful gift box! You did good in replicating the real thing. You made their great day into something more special. Great work!

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