|Project by blockhead||posted 02-19-2013 07:20 PM||1438 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
I finished this urn a couple of months ago for my neighbors’ friend, who had recently lost her mother. I made one for his wife who passed in 2011 and was honored that he liked it enough that he trusted me to do another for his friend.
Much like the first time, he said it could just be a simple box and didn’t need to be “fancy”. I didn’t want it too simple or plain but not over the top either. So, I made the body from cherry and dressed it up some with lacewood on the corners with purpleheart plugs and some polished nickel buttons leftover from another project. The top is purpleheart, maple and walnut framing a piece of figured cherry.
As always, I was pretty nervous before he gave it to her, especially given its purpose. As it turned out, she loved it and was very “moved”. I was so glad she liked it and also very relieved.
Thanks for taking the time to look and as always, any comments/critiques are welcomed.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.