Walnut Shadowbox

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Project by TTW posted 07-01-2010 07:16 AM 1733 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Walnut shadowbox I finished recently for a retired Navy Sailor. This picture does not do the project justice but I completely forgot to get a high resolution picture before delivery. Maybe I can paint the picture with a description….
BEAUTIFUL curly grained 5/4 Walnut, 22” W x 19 1/2” H x 5” deep. Hand cut splines for all mitered corners were filled with cherry inserts. Kind of inconspicuous to the untrained eye but add a really classy touch. The flag was flown over the USS Arizona memorial. Client wanted his highest three medals mounted on one side and remaining awards on the other. The plaque in the middle was a summary of all the commands he worked at, laser engraved. Retired as a First Class Petty Officer so I lined ranks advancing to PO1 along the flag. Backing is called “suede tek”, a much nicer material than felt for a piece like this. Material is about twice the cost of felt, but well worth it for how much nicer it looks. Fabric is adhered to a foam backer board, which is adhered to a piece of Luan, which is all held in by rotating picture back retainers. Did I mention I wish I had taken a high quality picture before delivery? I’m kicking myself right now! :)

-- "The measure of a true craftsman is how good a job you do, but also, how much you learn from your mistakes." -Stolen from that guy, copied from another, and inspired by life.

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 07:21 AM

Very well done, I do love the flag boxes.

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#2 posted 07-02-2010 02:57 AM

It is a beautiful display case, being retired military myself I can say it would be an honor to recieve a case like this. Great Job!

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