As many of you know, I am routinely asked to assist with making trophies for the local trophy shop. This is one of those. The Beau Rivage was hosting a $150,000 blackjack tournament sponsored by Jack Daniels. The tournament director procured a crystal decanter set as the prize but needed an appropriate display/presentation box (the original cardboard box didn’t seem quite right).
Using red oak (since JD is stored in hand-crafted oak barrels) I built what you see. The entire box is built from a single board (7 bd ft). Finger joints on the corners, front and back free-floating in a 1/4” rabbet. After finishing, I had to upholster foam core with black velvet. They initially asked for blue but given that Old No. 7 Jack Daniels has a black label, the black velvet seemed more appropriate.
I wasn’t present when they picked up the case, but the owner of the trophy shop said they were beyond thrilled with the end results.
Pat - Biloxi MS