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Forum topic by rickf16 posted 04-23-2009 05:36 PM 1415 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2009 05:36 PM

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I have a design for a shadow box that I have to build for a friend. The box is four sections, with the outer boxes being at a 15 degree angle to the center box and the flag holder on top . I want to use four stiles only so the box doesn’t look bulky. What would be the best way to mount the glass and the two inner stiles so that I still have the angle, but that it looks seamless? I want the inner stiles to be 90 degrees to the front of the case, if that makes any sense. I would like to insert the glass from the back side, that way, if one breaks, it will be easy to replace. Here is a rough drawing of what I came up with. There is a second link to another image at the bottom. Thanks in advance for any help.


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#1 posted 04-24-2009 04:23 AM

Not sure what kind of help or what the question is. The link didn’t work when i tried it, picture gone it said. I think it would look better if the top of the rectange were the bottom of the triangle and eliminate one piece.

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#2 posted 04-24-2009 06:23 AM

I might have to try that. Means I will have to re-saw some cherry and plane it to 1/4” for the stops. I’ll let you know how it works. Need to have this done by the end of May.

Topa, You might be right. The one I saw online was made that way. My thinking is that this piece will be almost 30” long and I wanted to make it easier to move. I had plans to mount the top with a couple of dowels to hold it in place.

Thanks for the comments. All help is greatly welcomed and appreciated.

-- Rick

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