Keepsake Box or Urn for Pet

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Project by FloridaArt posted 12-14-2010 04:05 AM 1824 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2010—This ornamental box could be used as an urn for a dog, cat, or other pet. Or this box could be used to store keepsakes. The top and sides are pine from old pallets. The dark trim on the top and bottom rims are walnut. The corner legs are poplar. I am not sure what the handle is made of. I found it in my junk box, and I painted it a hammered green. The handle is attached by a recessed wood screw.

I created a new jig for my table saw for the corners. The jig allows me to create a wide, vertical slot in the carcass corners, wide enough to inset the legs. The dado blade is used in the saw. The legs were cut out with the band saw. The finish is a gloss spray lacquer. Hope you like it.

Tools used: band saw, table saw, portable belt sander, stationary belt sander, drill press, router.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 04:11 AM

Very, very nice! Elegant. A great repository for some beautiful memories or keepsakes.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 05:07 AM

I like this…!!!

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 05:08 AM

-yeah…i think i would reserve it for keepsakes -hope i don’t get blocked for this-i love my dogs- but their favorite place is digging holes in my backyard and they have claimed enough of our precious items to occupy one for eternity…i say put the remains in the hole they dug and plant a lovely tree to remember them -that is TOO COOL for pet remains! I love the contrasting/complimenting woods!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 11:10 AM

Great Job, Art!! I’m not usually a big fan of legged boxes but I like the way you did these… Very Stylish!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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