|Project by Maveric777||posted 10-22-2010 02:28 PM||2160 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
I was hit up by a coworker a couple of months ago seeing if I would be willing to build a urn for her 17 year old feline when I had some time. The cat is still doing good from what I understand… She just wanted to be prepared. Well, my bride gave me a cut off date of Oct 1 to finish up all my “Friend” projects so I can go into full fledged Santa’s Workshop mode. So I jumped on this one and had it done fairly quick.
I made this to be simple and tasteful. You know… Something you can just sit on a mantle and it will look like some sort of decor instead of…. Well, and urn…lol
Made from local cherry and maple. I left a small area at the top for one collar or what ever she felt was best. There is a 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” area chamber inside. I really hope that is enough room because to be honest…. I have no idea how much room is needed (I’m crossing my fingers it is big enough). The finish is BLO with 3 coats of wipe on polly. I personally like the danish oil and wipe on polly best, but the BLO is much faster it seems.
I got to deliver the work last Monday. The new owner and her husband seemed very tickled with it, and now have it displayed in their living room. The only catch was if we could just call it a “Keep Sake” until the time comes to call it an urn. She was afraid the cat my catch wind of it…lol
Thanks for checking it out!
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.