Dads cremation urn

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Project by kevinruiz posted 01-21-2021 12:42 AM 684 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father just passed away and part of the recovery for me was making his urn. It’s made of walnut sides, olive inlay and feet and a piece of walnut burl on top. Need your advice on whether or not to use the gold pieces on feet. I’ll post both pics. Thank you

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#1 posted 01-21-2021 01:40 AM

My sincere condolences. I’m very certain it was a very emotional project. I’ve done a few projects and experienced those emotions.

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#2 posted 01-21-2021 04:00 AM

Condolences. This is a good work. Go with what feels right with you, it’ll be perfect.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 01-21-2021 04:13 AM

Condolences. I’m sure your Dad would approve, nice honorarium.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 01-21-2021 04:26 AM

Sorry for your loss.

This is personal preference. I think it looks nicer without the gold accent. Would be a more natural look without. Also you wouldn’t want to possibly scratch any tabletop or countertop it would rest on. For this reason I use felt on the bottom of the Urns I make. Most Urns in the funeral homes have a 1/16” thick round felt tab under each corner. The Urns I make, I use rocking chair felt (goes on the bottom of the runners of the rocking chair to prevent scratching hardwood floor surfaces). They’re 1/4” thick, I cut them to size and stick them to the bottom, lifting the Urn up off the tabletop or countertop (in far enough so you don’t see the felt).

If you do use the gold feet accent, I would have the upper part of the gold not stick up taller than the legs. And also add to Urns upper corners to match top and bottom.

By the way nice Urn. Sometimes of the best Urns are the simple designed Urns.

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#5 posted 01-21-2021 05:29 AM

Thank you all for kind words and expertise. I will go without

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#6 posted 01-21-2021 01:10 PM

My sympathy to you and your family. This urn is beautiful. Well done.

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#7 posted 01-21-2021 09:11 PM

I agree. I’m sorry for your loss and the urn is a beautiful tribute.

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#8 posted 01-22-2021 01:53 PM

Very sorry for your loss.
My personal opinion is the gold feet should be on, if nothing else, a small additional tribute to your Father.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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