Amber Coffin Movie Cabinet

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Project by jjw5858 posted 09-23-2017 08:19 PM 1575 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well folks…it has been a very long time since posting on here. I surely hope everyone is well and good!

I have a love for all of those great classic Hammer horror films as well as many others and so once I saw an episode of The Woodwrights Shop with Roy making a pine coffin…well… I was inspired!

Once I got into the project I got an idea…let’s make a resting place for all of my horror dvd and Blu Ray collection!!

Everything here is handmade along with the steamed bent sides which was a challenging first for me. The finish is 3 coats of Amber Shellac.

It was quite an….undertaking…bwaaahh haww hawww hawwwwww…..

Seriously, this was a really fun and challenging project and I am very happy with how it came together.

I thank you for taking a look and I will look forward to seeing more of your great projects.

Keep making sawdust friends and be well!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 09-23-2017 08:53 PM

Wow! You really know how to make an entrance Joe. We’ve missed you buddy. Looks like a great place to keep boxed sets. A man tried to sell me a coffin the other day. I told him that’s the last thing I need. :o)

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 09-23-2017 09:11 PM

Looks good Joe,

Nice toe cutter.

Good enough to ask the following questions:
1. What was the timbe you used.
2. The hinges really stand out, what are they and were did you get them from.
3. The lining/internal finish, what is the product/process.

Thats all from me apart from some reciprocated humour… a impressive DVD collection you have!!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 09-23-2017 09:56 PM

Thanks Brit and Robert. I hope you guys are well.

Robert, the timber I used was pine.

The hinges were store bought and I filed them into a sort of bat wing shape making them totally custom.

The inside was some red silk material bought online that I tacked on a slide in 3/4 slab. Before I dressed the material on the board I used an old yoga mat material I rubber cemented it to the slab to give the wall a cushion feel to it.

I basically made some of it up as I

Thanks friends!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-24-2017 12:27 AM

Cool cabinet!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-24-2017 01:03 AM

I basically made some of it up as I

OK thanks I should have known…how else do we build stuff!!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 09-24-2017 08:42 PM

This is a nice cabinet and very creative. It’s also a great eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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