|Project by drbyte||posted 04-12-2012 06:59 PM||3296 views||1 time favorited||22 comments|
This is a coffin for an older, very frugal family member who does not want his relatives to spend a lot of money on a fancy casket. I helped him build it the past few days. This is all circular saw milled pine. The sides started out at over 30” wide. Had to rip them down to 22”. The cross is red oak, mitered at the center joint and routed around the edges. It is ready to put clear varnish on at this time. After the varnish is applied we’ll line it with satin so it looks good. This is the first of two, we’ll also build one for his wife and the 2 coffins will be stored overhead the garage joists until needed (hopefully a great long while)! I wanted to put shelves in them and use them for bookcases and a computer desk in their house but the wife would not let us go that far with this project! So over the garage they’ll go for a while. All assembly is with screws and glue and biscuit joints.
-- Dennis, WV