View Full Version : Building a shadow box

06-11-2009, 7:18 PM
In a few weeks I'll retire from the Navy and would like to find some one in the So Cal area to build my Shadow Box. A couple of coworkers have offered to help but they will be at sea for most of the summer and wouldn’t much free time.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

06-11-2009, 7:52 PM
If you just want to get a shadowbox, I know Michael's Craft Stores have them ready to go (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/search?pageNumber=1&channel=0&search=yes&type=0&searchWords=shadowbox&x=0&y=0&as_fid=1) - though I understand if you want to make your own

06-12-2009, 6:19 AM
You can have one made by inmates at Fort Leavenworth in their wood shop.


06-12-2009, 4:19 PM
Go to a craft store and buy one along with some velcro with adhesive on the back and voila! insta shadow box, i made one for my wife and it was easy and came out just as good as the $100 plus boxes they make on base or sell online. I made a matching one for challenge coins and both look super.

07-16-2009, 10:04 PM
I'd like to thank every one who contacted me with tips and information especially Daves100, for putting me in contact with Tim and Lalane H. who worked togeather to build my shadow box. The box was built from hand selected pieces of cocobolo and Tim's attention to detail was fantastic.
Thanks again,
USN Retired

07-17-2009, 7:31 AM
That is absolutely brilliant. Fantastic work.

07-17-2009, 7:43 PM
Very nice,Now I've got the bug to put one together

07-18-2009, 7:17 PM
The flag in the case was flown over ground zero.