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Halloween Planter Coffin

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Project by travislucia posted 305 days ago 591 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everyone!

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!

-Travis

(ps here are the links to the other halloween projects from this month!)
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89563
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89608
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89077

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#1 posted 294 days ago

Hey, that’s getting into the spirit!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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