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Shadow box from dresser drawer


random dave
random dave
random dave
random dave

Made from a dresser drawer from things found in trash and left over materials from other projects for a display case for my son's hot wheels cars. Ryobi 10" Table saw to channel the slot for the plexi glass to slide in to, and cut down the drawers to 2" depth. Stained with a light stain left over from other jobs. Latch reclaimed from destroyed jewelry box. Back panel made from drawer bottom, nails and glue from shop supplies, cardboard backing to fill it to the right depth for cars. Intentionally made deeper so that my son can place other things of value in it later in life.

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  • Such a cool idea, and the shadow box can be used for years to come! Very special.
    By RYOBI NATION, on March 27, 2018

  • Thank you! He joins the Marines in June, and as he was packing up various stuff this became a project to make rather than giving them away. Hopefully he will use it to store his medals and ribbons in when he retires!
    By random dave, on March 31, 2018

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Shadow box from dresser drawer

by random dave
Mar 24, 2018

Made from a dresser drawer from things found in trash and left over materials from other projects for a display case for my son's hot wheels cars. Ryobi 10" Table saw to channel the slot for the plexi glass to slide in to, and cut down the drawers to 2" depth. Stained with a light stain left over from other jobs. Latch reclaimed from destroyed jewelry box. Back panel made from drawer bottom, nails and glue from shop supplies, cardboard backing to fill it to the right depth for cars. Intentionally made deeper so that my son can place other things of value in it later in life.