Casket for large dog

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Project by Herbiej posted 11-05-2009 09:28 PM 8220 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this casket for a customer. It measures 48” x 24” x12”. It is solid red oak. The finish is 2 coats Bullseye Seal coat, and 3 coats Bullseye clear shellac. My very much alive Jack Russel is posing to give perspective. I would hate to be the one to dig the hole to bury this monster. Two feet longer and it would make a great human casket.

-- Acts: 2:38

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#1 posted 11-05-2009 09:52 PM

Wow the lengths people will go for their pets. Nice casket.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 11-05-2009 10:35 PM

Shouldn’t you wait till the little fella dies before you bury him? He doesn’t look real happy to be modeling for you. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 11-05-2009 10:54 PM

That box is to nice to bury in the ground.
Maybe they should have the dog freeze dried and then they could keep in the family room forever.
I prefer to wrap deceased pets in burlap for burial and let nature take it’s course.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-05-2009 11:06 PM

I have mine cremated and make the urn myself. Humane society down here does it for $56.00. Anyway no matter what ya do it’s a sad time. Nice lookin casket. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 11-05-2009 11:36 PM

I know that this is a strange question, but how did you get into the animal casket business? Is there really a market for that sort of thing. I imagine it is the odd ball stuff that keeps us busy. I’d have never thought about doing these. I have thought about the urn deal though, but not for pets. I can’t imagine it takes a very big urn to bury a cat’s ashes etc. There isn’t much left when they are thru with them.

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 11:39 PM

Wow That’s a very big dog casket. Good job.


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#7 posted 11-05-2009 11:52 PM

Fit for a king. Or a great dog! I think this is a social media stunt, but there are all these posts on Wal Mart selling caskets. Story Here Does anyone know if this is true?

-- Brent -

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#8 posted 11-06-2009 12:03 AM

There are many people such as the ones the casket is for, they have no children and their pets are their children. This couple has had their dog 14 years. It is in very poor health. It can,t even get up to go outside. They carry it out every hour or so. He leaves from work for this. They don’t want to euthenize it till they have to, and they would never cremate it. I got into building these because I saw a market there. In large cities, pet cemetaries is big business. And no. The jack Russell was not happy posing in the cacket.

-- Acts: 2:38

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#9 posted 11-06-2009 12:08 AM
There is a tremendous mark up on people caskets. At the price wal-mart is charging, they are still doubling their money. Check out the web site above.

-- Acts: 2:38

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#10 posted 11-06-2009 01:03 AM

He ain’t big and he ain’t dead yet…....

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#11 posted 11-06-2009 01:19 AM

It’s nuts, bot whatever makes people happy. I may sound harsh or callous, but I don’t believe in anything more than a simple pine box – even for humans. I got that from my grandfather. Spend your money on the living.

The important thing, herbiej, is that you are bringing comfort to people who need it and feel this is a good way to bring some closure to their loss.

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#12 posted 11-06-2009 03:57 AM

Great job, nice model!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 11-06-2009 04:05 AM

Great looking casket.

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#14 posted 11-06-2009 09:33 AM

Nice job…..certainly a different way to bring in some monies.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 11-08-2009 04:39 PM

awsome job, Ive never heard of doing that for a dog. Good craftsmanship.

-- RKWoods

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