Pet Crematory Box

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Project by Carl W Richardson posted 03-11-2015 02:07 PM 1452 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Special project for a special niece who had lost her dog. She wanted a box large enough to contain her pet’s ashes and also room for her leash and favorite chew-bone.

I milled some black walnut down to 7/16” and ‘coopered’ the top. Box was made from poplar with black walnut trim and legs. Entire inside was covered with black flocking. The finish is several coats of Waterlox.

I don’t like the shiny brass catch on the front so my artistic wife has promised to paint the latch to match the handles.

My niece plans to display the box on a table by the front door of her home.

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 02:09 PM

That is a beautiful memorial box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 02:27 PM

Very nice and I’m sorry to hear about your niece’s dog. Color contrast of these woods is outstanding.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 03:07 PM

Nice tribute. Good job Carl

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 06:10 PM

Great job buddy. Awesome tribute

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 11:32 PM

Beautiful box, she is bound to be pleased with your craftsmanship.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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