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Project by Puupaja posted 09-28-2013 06:49 AM 1486 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first coffin, it´s made from just plain pine like customer wanted… with knots little rough like father was.. I added little sensibility to cover with this cross


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#1 posted 09-28-2013 09:59 AM

Simple and elegant, just how we want to leave this world.
Best thoughts and may he rest in peace,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 10:50 AM

it’s a thing we all face eventually. I think I’d rather have a beautiful piece crafted with consideration for my loved ones than a factory made metal can, no matter how lovely the “can” looks. Great job.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#3 posted 09-28-2013 11:01 AM

Very nicely made.
Looks easy on the eye I’m sure it took a while to make


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 03:11 PM

Very nicely executed. I like the simple and elegant approach.

My family will be doing urns, if that. Smaller footprint for others to endure.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 09:24 PM

well done !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 11:43 PM

I agree fully with Juriathe. It’s amazing how much money is spent on ‘commercial’ coffins just to be laid in the ground. Something that a friends hands have made is a much stronger way to pay last respects. God bless.

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#7 posted 10-02-2013 11:53 PM

very nice work
simple and elegant

a lady ordered one for a friend of ours
plain and simple pine

when he was lowered into the ground
the lady asked why i didn’t nail the top

‘to let his spirit out’

what will keep the top on

‘how about 6” of dirt’

-- 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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#8 posted 10-03-2013 02:34 AM

Nice coffin! I agree with EWJSmith about the waste of money. I feel that the mortuary industry takes advantage of the mourning family. We paid $750 to RENT the coffin for my mother, who was later cremated. We want to do our best to pay respect to our dead, and end up paying big bucks for it.

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#9 posted 10-03-2013 03:31 AM

Thank´s your nice comments…I don´t know why people want to cover their close ones with expensive boxes…showing for others or feeling like that have to “grease” for getting forgiveness…


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