We strive to be a bit different in our Shadow Boxes. You choose the wood and what you would like to accomplish.
In this case our clients wanted a more real scimitar than the classic shrine one. This captures the difference beautifully. The middle picture shows the finger joint corners, the last how to remove the front glass.
The scimitars are held in place by rare earth magnets, the middle picture shows the shadow box at a 45 degree angle, upside down. The swords came with sheaths which would get lost over time if kept separately, so we made an allowance for them. Then we found other uses for that empty space.