Epic Walnut Shadow Box

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Project by WMD2006 posted 07-01-2013 03:05 AM 1103 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the most complex projects I’ve built for an Air Force retiree. He came to me with the basic design. About 70 lbs. of walnut and beveled glass later, it was done. It could have been more elaborate but we nixed plans for an integrated coin rack and saber holder.
All the edges are built with variable dovetails from a Leigh jig and the frames have lap joints to keep them together.
Four pocket hole screws hold the flag box in the main section, with a 1/2” plywood back for support. Both boxes are fit to the two pieces of 1/4” beveled glass.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 07-01-2013 10:55 AM

A really nice shadow box…excellent work. You have to be happy with the outcome as i am sure the Air Force chap is also….Great job…:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 07-02-2013 12:04 AM

A beautiful project. Well done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 03:23 PM

That’s a super shadow box! Great design and features. Love the gorgeous walnut and the awesome finish. Great job!

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