Shadow box coffee table is available in a variety of styles, but a consistent design feature is a glass top and at least one compartment that can be seen from the top, side or both. Shadowbox screens are perfect for rooms that have a lot of traffic, children or animals. A shadowbox coffee table can contain memorabilia, a favorite game or a puzzle. To create a coherent design, select the elements that have a significant relationship with each other. The elements must also have a significant visual presence. This can be achieved through the choice of color and article placement.
Select a background image for your shadowbox. Choose something meaningful to you or an image that emphasizes the room pre-existing color combination. A puzzle or decorative crossword would work well. If you select an image online, print the image to fit the entire page. Remove the glass lid and keep it in reserve. Measure the interior area of your shadow box coffee table and record the measurements. When you are using a background image, the image should cover the entire lower surface.
Copy your image onto card stock. Enlarge the image if it does not match the measurements of your shadow box coffee table. This procedure may take several different enlargements and may extend along several sheets of card stock. Stabilize the image with adhesive tape the bottom of the papers.