Hey all you LumberJocks out there. I am getting to ready to start a new project, which would you prefer to read about? A flag display case and shadow box, or an Arts and Crafts end table. Both will be made from a couple of oak trees a friend of mine had taken down about two years ago. I just moved into a new shop, and in the process of moving all of that lumber, I figured it was finally time to put it to good use. It has air dried is down to around 8%. It has been in my new shop for over a month (I know, I know, I am also remodeling my old house so we can get it sold), so it is well acclimated.
The flag case and shadow box is for my fathers flag that the Navy draped over his coffin in 1980, the shadow box will house some of his medals and other memorabilia. The end table will be a present for my mother. Not sure if any of you would be interested in either project, just thought I would try to post something people would want to read.
Here are a couple of SketchUp exports of both:
I want to document the process from design, to milling the rough lumber, to the finish with pictures and words. And maybe even pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. I also think it would be cool to take input from members and tweak the design to maybe make it more appealing to a wider range of people.
Thanks for reading! Looking forward to your feedback.
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