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Handcrafted woodwork designed for use in storage and display. Boxes, cabinets, display cases and shadowboxes to provide safe environments for collectibles and to help keep special items close at hand. Perfect for small places needing to combine style & storage. Everything listed on my site is completely handmade by me in my shop from scratch. I use mostly recycled & reclaimed wood for my creations and focus on domestic woods and avoid any endangered exotic woods. Please contact me via email (jmcraftworks@gmail.com) for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item, a custom ring box, coin display case & mount, or a keepsake box.

Monday, January 23, 2017

3 Custom Shadowboxes for Terra Cotta Medallions

At the end of the year 2016 I had a commission for 3 custom shadowboxes. These were for 3 terra cotta Jean Batiste Nini Medallions of Benjamin Franklin. These were completed for the collector and delivered. Here are two photos. The one of the case with the UV acrylic door in place still has the paper coating on the acrylic. This stays in place during shipping for protection. After it's removed, the acrylic glazing helps protect the collectible inside. The second photo is of all three cases, two are square, one is taller for an oval piece. Inside are angled mounts for the medallions and I used cardboard mock-ups to help with spacing and placement of the labels.

This was a slight variation of my standard shadowbox and used all solid black walnut hardwood, designed for free-standing placement on a shelf.

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