Eastern Red Cedar Casket

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Project by rda327 posted 05-31-2011 02:22 AM 7014 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a red cedar casket that i built for myself. Waite A Minute I’m to Young to Die! In the meantime it will be for sale. It is not hardly complete I still need to install the lead supports and lining. Hopefully my wife won’t have to use it any time soon. I am in no rush to try it out but i am ready. i am not afraid of being dead but the dying part I’m not to fond of. Hopefully you guys don’t mind a little humor about this subject.

UPDATE The casket is now complete and ready for occupancy. I have added more pictures of completed casket.

-- Roger, Jasper Tn.

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 02:27 AM

Now if you said you were making it for your wife, you might have raised a few eye brows. lol
Well, who ever ends up with it, they will be getting something nice.

-- Chuck

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 03:33 AM

Is the cedar suppose to keep you smelling fresher longer? :-)

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 03:59 AM

You may need to beef up the side rails / carrying handles before you go : )
Nice job overall : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 04:01 AM


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 04:05 AM

The cedar looks like it would make a good blanket chest until you were ready for it. : )

My parents have a cedar “hope Chest” Mom keep at the foot of the bed. you could do the same with yours…. just as particle… but not quite as optimistic.

-- Derek

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 06:11 AM

Hey, can I buy that window air conditioner from your wife after you….go…
You aren’t going to need it.

(nice job on that casket Jasper.)

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 02:18 PM

It looks “dead-on” to me! See, humor and caskets can be used in the same conversation. Loofs great!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 05:17 PM

A friend of mine (a fellow lumberjock as a matter of fact) had an idea of making a casket themed tool box. You could do that with this one with a will that states the tools stay in it with you when you go.


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#9 posted 05-31-2011 05:21 PM

That’s what I call going in style.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 05-31-2011 05:36 PM

beautiful work

had the same idea for some years

a casket coffee table
maybe double ass a laundry hamper

but the cost these days of the funeral

decided to be cremated instead

so maybe a foot stool
i can use it
to get up to the toilet seat
as i get smaller
in my old age

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 05-31-2011 07:56 PM

love the cedar….obsessed really. I dont know if i could waste cedar on my dead body….maybe I’ll just get cremated and spread my ashes over cedar trees?

-- M.K.

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#12 posted 05-31-2011 11:37 PM

I thought cedar is used to keep the bugs out( you know cedar mulch, cedar lined closets and chests). So, how are the bugs going to get to you to help with the decomposition? or is that the goal? I am picking a soft pine box with holes… Does that make me green? You know reduce, reuse and recycling me? IDK…

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#13 posted 05-31-2011 11:59 PM

Manasseh made me think of an old song kids used to sing to mess with someone who was already freaked out about death. Make random comments about decomposition, get them thinking about all the bugs, then sing, worms crawl in, worms crawl out, worms play peaknuckle on your snout.


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#14 posted 06-01-2011 05:49 AM

Nice job! My own casket is on my bucket list…..... :)

-- Carl, Iowa

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#15 posted 06-01-2011 09:30 AM

Does that have french cleats??.........

-- mike...............

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