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Bible Box - Front Profile
Bible Box - Front Profile
Bible Box - Front Profile Category / Gallery: Woodwork Description: This was an interesting commission. The Bible box was custom designed and built for a 17th century Family Bible. A fellow passed on his Family Bible to a granddaughter as a wedding present. The bible is large and in somewhat frail condition, as would be expected for a book that ancient that has passed through many generations' hands. The Bible's dimensions are approximately 16½" x 11" x 5¼". There is approximately ¾" space all around the bible and 1" above. The space above the bible is for additional family history papers.

The box is made of red oak reclaimed from a church pew. I thought it was very fitting that part of the church pew could be re-purposed for this special Bible.
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