This project was a custom designed coin holder with a glass bottle display for seawater that included storage space (and a missile hatch). We were also able to incorporate a piece of Burr Oak from home as the centerpiece - it was a blast to create this unique piece!
This is the initial rough draft:
I ended up making a hidden box in the center instead of doing a drawer that pulls out from the front. A cabinet hinge and a magnetic latch were perfect to allow the top to fit perfectly inside the top of the box.
The project was started from the top/center and expanded outward.
Each row was done in succession to leave a 1/4" tall lip and a 1/2" wide platform for the coins.
As for the centerpiece, we were able to coordinate getting a piece of Burr Oak firewood from the farm. Between the jointer and the miter saw it cleaned up nicely!!!
Here is the finished product proudly displaying its coins and seawater!
I appreciate the order and the trust that comes with doing custom work, thanks for the opportunity to create something awesome!