Since you guys appreciated the coffee table from an old door that my husband built for me, I thought you'd love to see what he can do with old windows, too! Over the years he has built
some seriously cool pieces of furniture and shadowboxes, too. The very first thing he made for me was the window shadowbox to hold my wedding bouquet and bridal portraits. It's one of my most prized possessions.
He used scrap lumber from his grandfather's porch swing to create the red shadowboxes. I painted the red table and distressed it to look old. We make a pretty good team! :)
He doesn't use any plans to build things, but another Hometalker asked for plans for his tables in the coffee table post, so here is a little tutorial I wrote on how he created the hinged window shadowbox table: http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2008/09/tu...
First I primed all the pieces and then painted the first coat white. Laid them flat together, then Drew out the design. Using outdoor paint I painted each slat. Knowing that mine would only be seen from one side the backs are solid, but they could be painted to be seen from both sides.I assembled the pieces starting with the top slat flush with the top of the brace pieces. Using two long paint stir sticks together in-between the slats for spacing. I used galvanized screws to assemble. The bottom slat hangs slightly longer than the brace. When finished I went back and touched up where the the screws were inset.