This is my prototype for the class I will be conducting at the DuBose Conference Center. Please read on for important details regarding this project. You can ask any questions you may have in the comments section below and I will respond to you via email.
The shadow box opening is 8” by 10” and is 4” deep; perfect to capture the essence of the focal wall in the dining hall. It can hang on a wall or rest on a table or shelf and is made of very nice wood. We are between 1/2″ and 1″ scale but close to 1″ scale with some slight modifications to fit that perfect shadow b0x.
Like the actual wall, this project will be a bit austere. Our project will illustrate the tapered center wall with the covered fireplace and the wonderful painting of William Porcher DuBose, the first chaplain of the college that was housed in the original buildings on the grounds. You will adorn the wall as you see fit; much like our kitchen ladies have always done to add a little sparkle and pizzazz to our mealtimes. Since actual decor pieces can range in size from small to large to oversized, either 1/2″ or 1″ scale will be appropriate.
The adornments you see in my model are some of the gifted items I collected over many years at this fun event. You will provide whatever holiday decorations you might like to add, if any, to the basic project and can work on it at the event or later at home. The back is easy to remove and replace for that purpose.
There is space enough between the back edges of the box and the backing piece to insert any lighting you may wish to add. (Lighting is not provided.) I lighted the ceiling of my shadow box with a coin battery set of lights attached to the inside top, running the wires through the back and attaching the battery pack to the outside of the box for easy access.
Let me hear from you if you have questions. Otherwise, I look forward to having you revisit my site to check out any additions regarding this project.(I plan to add a few photos of the wall with different decorations.) See you in Tennessee..!