LumberJocks

Urn for Sister-in-laws ashes

  • Advertise with us
Project by UncleStumpy posted 212 days ago 689 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by my best bro-in-law to make an urn for his sisters ashes, which I considered to be a great honor, since I have known Tina for 2/3 of my life. They are of Greek ancestry and he wanted something to look like Greek architecture and kind of drew something out – and this is what I came up with. The owl is from the top of Tina’s cane and was my sisters’ idea, as Tina was a collector of Owls. In Greek mythology, an owl represents wisdom and she was one of the wisest women I’ve met.
An honor to put my name on this piece.

It is about 10×10x6 which is kind of large, but Tina wanted some of her dogs’ ashes (2 dogs) to be included.

Walnut and White Oak, Tung Oil under several coats of gloss Poly. Probably can’t see it, but I put some Walnut splines into the miters on the base, just for a little contrast.
Thanks for looking guys!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





4 comments so far

View davidmackv's profile

davidmackv

305 posts in 251 days


#1 posted 212 days ago

Very nice and special item. Sorry for your loss.

View Roger's profile

Roger

14170 posts in 1407 days


#2 posted 212 days ago

Sorry for your loss. Gr8 design, and built from the heart.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

13346 posts in 941 days


#3 posted 212 days ago

Great job. These are always a tough build.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

2337 posts in 646 days


#4 posted 212 days ago

A very meaningful build with nice touches to it. The owl is a great symbol of affection you all had for her. Sorry for the loss.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase