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Hi All,
I was commissioned by a bead artist to design and make a light box for a bead tapestry that featured a stained glass church window spilling light and color onto the snow outside.

I decided to use black walnut for the main part of the box and cherry accents on the inlay dovetails and on the tips of the tapestry rods.

I also accented the box on both sides of the light box with scroll sawn Gothic church windows, and I did all of the electrical work on the inside of the box.

I had a lot of fun doing this project and the client was very pleased.

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Beautiful display, Ryan! Do the tapestry rods slide out to gain access to the light? Is the protrusion on the back for a french-cleat-type hanger? The cherry and walnut pair up nicely for a lovely subtle contrast. Thanks for sharing!
 

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This is really cool Ryan. Beautiful work on the box and the whole this just looks stunning!
 

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Very sharp-looking display for the beaded tapestry. Nice work, Ryan!
 

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Great job, the dovetails and scroll work really blend well with the beaded tapestry. It looks like you created your own little Gothic Chapel. Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas.
 

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Ryan, this light box is an outstanding project and it shows a lot of fantastic details and wonderful craftsmanship. It's a real eye catcher.

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Ryan, this light box is an outstanding project and it shows a lot of fantastic details and wonderful craftsmanship. It s a real eye catcher.

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HAW has it totally correct, again!
 

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Beautiful display, Ryan! Do the tapestry rods slide out to gain access to the light? Is the protrusion on the back for a french-cleat-type hanger? The cherry and walnut pair up nicely for a lovely subtle contrast. Thanks for sharing!

- CFrye
Thanks Candy!
The rods do slide out but the access is through the back panel which is held in place with 4 double roller catches in each of the corners. And no, the protrusion is just a knob. I made it extra large at the clients request.
 

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This is really cool Ryan. Beautiful work on the box and the whole this just looks stunning!

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Thank you Mike!
Norway! I always enjoy watching live cameras on YouTube and a couple of my favorites are the live cams showing the Geiranger Fjord. I would love to see it in person.
 

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Great job, the dovetails and scroll work really blend well with the beaded tapestry. It looks like you created your own little Gothic Chapel. Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas.

- leafherder
Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too, Leafherder!
 
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