|Project by travislucia||posted 09-23-2013 12:21 AM||1063 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Another weekend = Halloween Decoration #4
Heading into this weekend I had no idea what to create. When I made the skeleton I though of building a little coffin for him but decided against it, I guess the coffin idea stuck. I went out into the shed this morning and just started working,
Started by cutting out a coffin shape from 1/2 plywood, then laying it down on four reclaimed fence boards tracing the shape and cutting those out.
I assembled the “lid” from the fencing with 1/2” x 2” pieces of wood stakes for gardening.
I used a ton of scrap 2×4 pieces to assemble the inside and connect the front and back.
Added sides and a bottom.
I then used 1/4 plywood to cut out the “Happy Halloween” with the scroll saw and painted them orange.
I routed the edges of the coffin and tacked in the happy halloween to the front.
Decided to stain the rear of the coffin a dark walnut (it isn’t really the focal point).
I topped the whole thing off with 10 fake flowers/ autumn leaves from the dollar store.
It could definitely be converted to hold real flowers or “mums”...OR candy :). We live in Texas and for me growing flowers or keeping mums alive is not something i’m interested in.
Overall I am very excited with how it turned out and only took about 4.5 hours to complete.
Thanks for looking and post any questions you might have!
-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique