|Project by boxcarmarty||posted 10-12-2012 01:26 AM||1582 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
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…..
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