Mahogany Pet Casket

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Project by StevePWL posted 01-19-2008 07:54 PM 2298 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, it really is a pet casket. I spent about 40 hours total on this piece. Made from solid mahogany (no ply), it was made fo someone we know that had lost a dear pet. I finished it in a cherry finish and liked the color contrast. Although it was made for a sad reason, I had pleasure in knowing the pet would be well protected in the casket.

-- Steve, Massachusetts,

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#1 posted 01-19-2008 07:57 PM

Wow, a real project of love. Very nice project.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 01-19-2008 08:34 PM

Steve, that is a nice casket. What are the dimensions? If it is less than 18” long I would submit it in the winter contest…

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#3 posted 01-19-2008 09:17 PM

welcome to lj’s !! like this one too !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 09:36 PM

Great project!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 09:42 PM

very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 01-19-2008 09:44 PM


-- Jiri

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#7 posted 01-19-2008 09:46 PM

Beautifully made project!

-- Living on the square...

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#8 posted 01-19-2008 09:51 PM

Well done.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#9 posted 01-19-2008 10:02 PM

Beautiful job.

-- Andy Stark

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#10 posted 01-19-2008 11:14 PM

verry nice

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 01-20-2008 09:04 AM

what did you do with the pet, while you built the box?

This is a real work of art. Nice project. I am quite impressed. The beveled corners must have been a real chore to accomplish.

What a special pet casket this is. I burried a kitten this year with the kids. I just used a shoe box. Feel sort of sad about that now.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#12 posted 01-20-2008 10:44 AM

Well I’ve seen it all now – that is a great looking casket. I know that loosing a trusted friend, such as a loyal dog, can be tough. I feel rather insensitive now have just dug holes in the past.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 01-20-2008 11:02 AM

I made a “Pine Box” style Casket-4-Ur-Pet and now I’m ashamed to show it. I don’t think I really want to build furniture that’s going to get covered in dirt.

A Pine Box made of hickory should be able to withstand the pressure but that is a beautiful piece… seems a shame.

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#14 posted 01-20-2008 12:21 PM

Very nicely done. I fear I will need two of these this year. Maybe the construction will be therapy.

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#15 posted 01-20-2008 02:23 PM

I wish it were built for a different puprose, I know what it’s like to loose a pet. They somehow manage to become more than just pets. Aside from that, it’s an absolutley beautiful piece of woodworking.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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