|Project by Blackie_||posted 09-28-2014 02:53 PM||1313 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
I had just recently placed a project on LJ of an Urn that I built for a friend but due to family and the loving lost one being native American the cross was not per their native religion so I built another using Texas Cedar Elm with a more rustic appeal that I thought they would appreciate.
This replacement Urn was slightly altered so that the plastic container sat up right instead of laying down flat and the base was designed so that the urn fit nicely snug on the mantle up close the wall due to the space allowed, the base like the first Urn is screwed in place to allow the container to go inside of the Urn, the wood used for this Urn is Texas Cedar Elm in which I obtained via chain saw, the tree was already dead and had been standing that way for over 2 years, wasn’t much drying left to do.
The name derives due to the fact that this elm only grows in the Texas and northern LA region and is known to grow up and around Juniper thus the name Cedar Elm.
It is finished in a single coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe on poly satin finish and a final coat of paste wax.
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