First Time Pet Memory Box

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Project by Bodenhafer posted 11-04-2013 03:18 AM 886 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a memorial box for a “best friend”. My cousin and his wife had a loved dog that recently passed away. He was basically their child. For this one, she wanted to be able to see a toy, parts of a blanket, and some sympathy cards that were sent from loved ones when Foster passed away. I made the lid with glass so that all of it could be visible. The box is made of oak and lined on the bottom with a royal blue velvet. I used box joints for the sides. I also used poplar for the name and glued it as a raised feature, although I had originally planned on an inlay. It just seemed to look (feel) better this way. I stained the oak with English Chestnut and the name was stained Sedona Red (both Minwax colors). All in all, she was happy, so I was happy…...

Unfortunately, I have another one of these boxes that is almost complete. It is going to be for the ashes only, so some changes on the design. I will post it soon.

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 04:22 AM

Very nice looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 04:37 PM

Great looking and well made box, a great tribute for a loved dog. Like the glass lid and the raised letters.

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 05:20 PM

You did a fine job on this box and I’m sure that she must have been well pleased. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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