Shadow Boxes

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Project by nurvreck posted 07-17-2010 06:40 PM 2379 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the boxes from red oak. Not so much a display of craftsmanship for the shadowbox themselves rather just work I’ve done involving wood. Reflections in the glass is my wife tho, forgive her.

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Yuma, AZ

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#1 posted 07-17-2010 07:00 PM

Great job on the frames. The contents are very cool.
I spent many a spring break in Pensacola and PC. Welcome to LJ’s too!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 07-17-2010 07:38 PM

Nice work and great subject matter.

I can’t tell…. Did you do the router detail on the actual board or is it a piece of trim on the front? If it is a piece of trim, did you miter the corners of the box or use rabbet joints?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#3 posted 07-18-2010 03:04 AM

Looks good. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 07-18-2010 01:28 PM

Killer boxes. Those are some of best I’ve seen. Great job.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 07-18-2010 01:42 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I guess I could have been a little more specific about the details of the box. Since i haven’t found much of a lumber dealer around here in Pensacola, I’m limited to the big box stores. I built both boxes at the same time so I grabbed a couple pieces of 1×4 red oak. After I cut them down to size, I made a pass over the table saw to make the groove for the glass. I did route the detail and use miter joints. I also used a rabbet in the back so I could set the backing and a piece of hardboard. After routing was done, I put the glass in, glued it all up and used a web clamp to hold it overnight.

-- Dan, SSgt/USMC, Yuma, AZ

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#6 posted 07-18-2010 09:37 PM

Semper fi, mac!

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#7 posted 07-18-2010 09:46 PM

Wow that’s a unique shadow box.


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#8 posted 07-18-2010 09:49 PM

Yut Yut! Nicely done!

-- christopheralan

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#9 posted 01-09-2011 04:50 PM

Semper Fi there Marine!! Great work and the shadow of your wife just shows she’s interested in your work…Thanks for the comment on my latest post!! Not far from you in Atmore, Alabama…


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#10 posted 01-25-2013 01:10 PM

another nice shadow box!
Semper Fi

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