Design And Build - Memorial Pet Urn #1: Working out a Design - Sketchup Renders

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Blog entry by Brad_Nailor posted 02-28-2011 03:34 AM 3442 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recently, we lost a valued member of our family.

Sam was a silver tiger cat, who was born on St. Patrick’s day, 1992….he was 19. So I was preparing to build a pet urn for his ashes to be kept in my wife reminded me that we still had ashes from our boxer Lucas, who had passed a few years ago. Since these two were buddies in life, and now that Sammy has gone to the great cat box in the sky I thought it would be nice to make matching urns for them. I looked online, and on here at some designs and this is what I came up with so far. These are Podium renders of my Sketchup model. I worked out this version based on the dimensions of the box that Lucas’s ashes came back in…I will make Sammy’s box exactly the same only smaller. I don’t know the dimensions yet as he hasn’t come back from the crematorium yet..

It will be made from Black Walnut, with Maple miter splines, and a Maple picture frame.

The base will have a Roman Ogee profile, and the top will have a beaded cove profiled edge. The picture frame will be a simple cove profile.

The name plate will be brass engraved. The picture will be 4×6. I showed these renders to the wife and she liked the basic design allot, but she suggested that I lay the box down horizontally, and then I could put the picture frame on the front instead of the top. That sounded like a good idea to me, so stay tuned…I will re work the Sketchup model and we shall see what that version looks like!


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#1 posted 02-28-2011 04:51 AM

Dave sorry for your loss, pets certainly do become family members. The boxes will be beautiful, regardless of the layout.
How do you like the rendering softawre, I’ve been meaning to try that out? Any recommendations and of course cost?

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 04:00 AM


Mimi and I send our prayers. We know the heart break of loosing a family member.

The urns will be fitting tributes to the love Lucas and Sam gave to you.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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