|Project by Wav||posted 12-18-2014 02:01 AM||1089 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
When a dear friend passed away, I was asked to honor him by building a Memorial Urn for his ashes. This is the first time I have ever built a project to honor someone in this manner.
The urn is made from Snake Wood, Spanish Cedar, Sapele, and Andiroba. The finish is a clear lacquer. The Snake Wood side panels are fit into dadoes in the Sapele corner rails and Cedar bottom. The Andirobia Crosses are glued and also attached to the sides with brass screws. A recess was milled into the top to fit french cleats to form an air tight seal and a cam lock was used to secure the top in place once sealed. Custom made stainless steel accents were placed on the top near the corners and custom made stainless pads are used as feet. A stainless steel commemorative plaque was placed on the top of the Urn.
The snake wood used in this project were once packaging runners, while the other species of wood were scraps and slated for disposal in the landfill.
-- Maddog Creations