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Maclaurin's lightbox
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Andy MacLaurin's Lightbox

We happily honor Andy MacLaurin of Austin, TX, who made this wonderful lightbox in honor of his daughter, Mira. Thank you Andy for sharing your lightbox with us.

Dear Minwax,

My daughter Mira was born on June 6, 2002. I made her this lightbox using birch plywood, plastic transparent paneling and fluorescent lights. I decided to make the box brightly colored because I thought it would attract my baby girl's eyes. I used Minwax stain instead of paint to allow the wood's grain to show as much as possible. I used Minwax Water Based Wood Stain, Cherry Blossom tint to achieve the beautiful color. The color idea of purple came to me because my daughter's full name is Mira Violet Jean MacLaurin. With the purplish stain, the box also incorporates the "Violet" part of her name.

Andy MacLaurin
Austin, TX