Restoring a handmade shadowbox display

Restored shadowbox

Walking the dog is a great way to explore your local area when on the hunt for something to restore. Several months ago Barney (the dog) and I came across an interesting, old, shadowbox display shelf. On inspection it wasn’t in great condition but it had potential.┬áMy guess is that it was a home or school craft project from the 70s or 80s. Underneath the dirt and cobwebs it had hand cut dovetail joinery holding a hardwood frame in place, with pine dividers creating the shadowbox layout.

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