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Project by boxcarmarty posted 10-12-2012 01:26 AM 1280 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What do you get when you cross a warped child with a mortician? Well, Hopefully a couple of Grandkids, but for now you get the opportunity to build a couple of unique projects.

Some of my LJ buddies have asked me, why the table, why the urn box, why the book? Allow me to explain.
The stage is the Gothic Chapel of Crown Hill Cemetery. Now if that doesn’t make the hair stand up on the back of your legs, then let’s throw in a reception at the funeral home.

When my son asked for a box to put cards/cash in at the reception, I suggested mounting it to a table. Little did I know at the time that I would just be adding to my own workload. What about a guest book? (open mouth and insert foot again)

The table is white oak with morticed Cabriole legs. The finish is black dye that has been rubbed out with steel wool then a coat of simi-gloss poly to give it an antiqued look. The urn is cherry with a birdseye maple trim around the top and corner inserts. A card slot has been cut into the side. The lid/top is glued on with an open bottom. The box is accessed by removing 4 screws that attaches it to the table. The cherry and maple have a BLO finish. The guest book is a dye and black poly box elder with a maple hinge…..

Thanks for looking…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 01:34 AM

That seems like a very interesting wedding. Still wish them the best. All three parts look very nice.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Bagtown

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 01:38 AM

You wearing a black suit Marty?
The project turned out great.
They’re lucky to have you build this for them.
I still think a pine box is somehow called for.
;)

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 01:40 AM

A mighty fine job there, Marty!!!

Your legs are very sexy! Did you shave them?

Will the honeymoon be in the morgue???

Inquiring minds want know….....

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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patron

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 01:40 AM

quite a well done project marty

very nice
and thoughtful too

-- 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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gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 01:44 AM

That wedding sounds a little creepy to me. Are they getting married on Haloween? You did do a superb job on your contribution though.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JL7

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#6 posted 10-12-2012 01:48 AM

Yep – pretty creepy Marty…...Nicely done for sure…....but creepy….....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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boxcarmarty

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#7 posted 10-12-2012 02:08 AM

Thanks Guys…..

Mike, I went out and bought a new black suit for the occasion…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 10-12-2012 02:09 AM

Andy, The wedding is Saturday. Thank God the 13th didn’t land on Friday…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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boxcarmarty

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#9 posted 10-12-2012 02:11 AM

Thanks Jeff, I had to add a bit of your maple on this one…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Sandra

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#10 posted 10-12-2012 02:30 AM

Very nice work and a smart in-law too!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Dave

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#11 posted 10-12-2012 02:37 AM

Marty I am so glad you made the DEAD line.
It would have been so sad for it to be late to the wedding.
They will be pleased it is not made of pine
Watch where your feet are treading
You wouldn’t want to step on a corpse!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 10-12-2012 05:27 AM

Well done Marty, just in time.
Hope this will ensure the patter of tiny grandghouls for you.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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boxcarmarty

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#13 posted 10-12-2012 09:04 AM

Thanks for the video Dave, I know what to expect now…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 10-12-2012 10:19 AM

Maybe I haven’t quite woke up yet as it’s still early but I have to admit I was a bit confused at first until reading some of the comments as to which direction it was going :)

Nice box, table and book cover Marty.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#15 posted 10-12-2012 03:10 PM

Those are sure some nice sexy legs….. Great looking setup you have there…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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