["100-year old wood for shadow boxes came from my own house"]
Thanks to modern technology, i.e., an electric table and miter saw, sander, and brad nailer, the various sides of boxes were ready for danish oil in record time. After a quick wipe down I started the enjoyable task of arranging odd bits and pieces from my father's barn door onto a platform (aged wood from a plank from his barn as well), where they were soon wired into place.
["The boxes and platforms are likely from white pine"]
Other hinges were then placed atop their platforms and black (with paint) plywood backer boards. And later I nailed the plywood into a suitable deep frame or box.
The three hinges now sit in their new resting places waiting for a final touch.
What might that be?
Photos by GH
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