[Medal Chest] Lining With Felt

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details.*

Once the lid was read for finishing, I decided to add feet to the box to give it a little better look.  Just sitting on the ground wasn’t doing it for me.  I settled on little wooden wheels I got from Michael’s for another project that I can’t even remember now.IMAG3088

They will be attached with brass woodscrews through the bottom corners of the box.IMAG3109

Like so.

Next it was time to do the felt lining.  I don’t want Mom’s hard won medals just rattling around down there on the plywood bottom and maple and walnut sides.  So I got some maroon felt and sprayed adhesive on the bottom, then put it down and trimmed it to size:IMAG3110

Then I did the same with the two little boxes (remember them?  They’ve been sitting under the workbench for over week now just waitnig…).  Here they are just before I lined them with the maroon (one of the colors from Florida State University, Mom’s alma mater):

IMAG3108I’m getting close now…I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Sure hope it isn’t a train…


About Steven M. Vaught

A native son of Delaware, now living in Illinois, Steven is a writer, family historian, amateur astronomer, sometimes-gardener, woodworker, father to three wonderful children, husband to a wonderful wife, and caretaker of one cheeky vizsla.
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