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I create a line drawing and send it to you for approval and edits.

You provide a photo or idea that you'd like transformed into an art piece.

I use natural wood to bring your vision to life inside a handmade frame.

How It Works

commission a shadow box

If you would like to commission an art piece, request a quote, or want to take a look at a more detailed view of the process please complete and submit the commission form below. For answers to our most frequently asked questions, skip right to this section.

"[A Shadow Box] is one of my favorite gifts that I have ever received. It was a complete surprise that brought me to tears! Sam worked with my husband to create this gorgeous piece of art. And while the finished piece is slightly different than the original picture, Sam’s keen eye and creative thumb helped to make this beautiful commission what it is! Sam is an incredible, down-to-earth, talented local artist and we look forward to adding more pieces into our home!"

- Ashley R.

"I've seen Sam's work for some time now and knew I wanted a shadow box done of my late dog Bella. Why? Because I know how much his animals have meant to him and his wife; and the effort he puts into creating pieces brings to the forefront the same care he would show as if he were creating the rending of his own dog. Bella was captured perfectly and it will be nice having her with me on the wall of my office. I plan on commissioning more pieces in the future!!

- Tristen M.

"When I reached out to Sam with a commission inquiry, I was looking for a special way to capture and commemorate the joy our young pup, Port, who we lost at just 8 months old, brought to our lives. The finished piece is a stunning work of art, and Sam’s execution and attention to detail was flawless. Port’s shaggy muppet-top, his “furniture”, and the soulful yet mischievous sparkle in his eyes, every detail was captured, somehow, in this incredible piece that we cherish."

- Emilie S.

"Sam provided us with an amazing piece of art that we gifted to family for Christmas and they now love his work as much as we do! My mom just loves her three Aussies and Sam created a piece of art that captured their unique qualities perfectly. I’m amazed at how he brings photos and memories to life in such a unique way!"

- Amanda W.

"I cannot begin to express how talented Sam is. I reached out to Sam to create 2 pieces - one for my parents & one for my fiancé. I just received the piece that was created for my fiancé and it is INCREDIBLE. Absolutely perfect. The detail & time that went into creating such a beautiful piece of art is shocking. I had sent photos of my idea and it turned out better than the actual photos. I will 100% recommend Sam over and over again! I cannot wait to see their faces once they open them on Christmas morning!"

- Carly K.

"I can’t say enough about how much we love our piece by Sam. The picture of our house came out better than we could have expected. When we bought our house we called it our “forever home” because we never want to move. We have had so many great memories here; got engaged on our front steps, brought our first child home here and soon will bring our second. This house means a lot to us and the piece just captured the beauty. Sam was amazing to work with, super responsive and helpful with any questions we had. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a unique and special piece. 

- Becca R.

"I purchased a shadow box for a house warming gift for a dear friend who had lost his wife earlier in the year. Sam was beyond thoughtful and considerate throughout this process to create a one of a kind piece of artwork. The process to create a commissioned product was seamless and timely. Sam was easy to communicate with and responsive to all of my inquiries and questions. The transition from outline to product is quite remarkable. I am so impressed with the attention to detail and quality of the shadow box. I couldn't be more pleased with how beautiful the final product turned out. 

- Sarah L.

"I had a piece made for my dad after he lost his dog just before Christmas. He was lucky enough to have her for 17 years. I am SO happy with how it turned out, everyone I have shown has commented on how great the craftsman shift is and how it is so obvious it is my dad and his dogs. My dad absolutely loves it, it is such a special gift. I will 100% be getting more work done in the future! 

- Brooke S.

"[Sam] took a piece of my past that represents thousands of hours of joy and then made it into something far beyond what I even thought was possible. What you crafted out of wood and steel and copper wire is so far beyond my expectations that it's hard to put into words. The shadow box is now quite literally in the center of the house and I have to stop myself from stopping in front of it every time I walk by so that I can get things done.

- Briggs C.

"The shadowbox I commissioned from Sam exceeded expectations! I wanted to gift my fiance something super special and unique to celebrate his birthday and the big year we had. Sam turned a picture from our engagement into the most beautiful work of art, and even snuck our new puppy into the picture. A great way to commemorate our little family! My fiance absolutely loved it, and we will definitely be ordering from Sam again. Oh, and the wood is gorgeous. 

- Taylor H.

Rarely. We work to bring out the natural color of the local and exotic woods we use and do not use paints or stains unless specifically requested.

Q: Do you use paints or stains to match exact colors?

Fill out the commission form above! We're always able to provide feedback to ensure that the finished product is as close to your vision as possible.

Q: I'm curious if my vision would even work! What do i do?

Although turn-around time is always subject to change based on season and demand, a Shadow Box typically takes about two weeks to make once we have finalized your design and vision. If they are in high demand, it may take longer and we are always available to check on your order and provide you with updates if and when requested.

Q : what is your turn-around time?

Just like most art, Shadow Boxes differ in price based on material (type of wood) and complexity. The best way to get an accurate quote for your vision is to fill out the commission form above. The smallest, simplest Shadow Box is around $195.00+tax and price increases from there.

Q: How much does a shadow box cost?


Yes! Check out the "Custom Frame" section of the site to order your own handmade, heirloom-quality frame. If you don't see the size you want, send us an inquiry.

Q: Can I just order a frame?