Pentagon Military Shadow Box Table

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Project by woody1492 posted 12-04-2013 09:30 PM 4763 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lumber Jocks and Guests,

Here is a Retirement Shadow Box Table I built for one of the Pentagon professionals. It is made of solid poplar and birch plywood and stained with Rustoleum Walnut stain.

Hope you like it.
Woody 1492

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#1 posted 12-06-2013 04:43 AM

Very nice design and build.

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 02:31 PM

Another great looking shadow box table! Like the great design, finish and the clean lines. Great job!

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 02:37 PM

I like the design and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 02:01 PM

How are you mounting the bottom of the shadow box piece? For normal shadow boxes I use a rabbet cut to counter sink but can’t decide how to do this for a table.


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#5 posted 01-09-2015 04:21 AM

I cut the rabbet for the sides, bottom, back and front on the table saw prior to to assembling the body and installing the legs. Another option is to not rabbet the shadow box and install a strips of wood all around the table at 2” down from the top. This will also provide the a place where the top of the drawer can ride especially with the ones where I didn’t make an integrated drawer slide. Either way works fine. Hope this helps. Send me an e-mail [email protected] if you have any questions.


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