Cremation Memorial Box

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Project by jeanlowry posted 07-14-2011 11:00 PM 5408 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister-in-law asked me to make a cremation memorial box for her dad who died in a car accident. Her requirements were, “All he wanted was a pine box”. I couldn’t bring myself to just make a plain pine box, so I added a bit of walnut to it. I hope he would be happy with the modification.

-- Jean, Colorado, find time to make some dust!

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#1 posted 07-14-2011 11:24 PM

I’m sure he’s smiling at you, Jean. The tasteful addition of the walnut is the perfect touch. The memorial box is still simple pine, but with a dressy touch. You did a wonderful job.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 07-14-2011 11:33 PM

How nice! The walnut is a great accent to make the humble pine stand out.
This post struck me as a bit odd. My last name is Lowery, and I just made an urn for my grand daughter that passed last week. Give my condolences to your family. Rand

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 01:55 AM

That’s a lovely piece.

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

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 05:44 AM

Thanks for looking at my work and the nice comments. Rand, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

-- Jean, Colorado, find time to make some dust!

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#5 posted 07-17-2011 03:37 AM

Very Nice, and a very fitting gesture, the wood combo works very well, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 11-14-2013 01:30 AM

Absolutely Fantastic! I really like it a lot. Do you recall the demensions as I want to biuld my own very similar. Also, Does/Did the lid open or does the topportion simply drop down over a crematory provided container underneathit to platform?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 01:56 AM

Thanks Handtooler. The size of the box the I made is 5×5 x 9-1/2. The lid doesn’t open, the entire box lifts off of the base so it can drop it down over the crematory container. Here is a link with the plans for this box:

-- Jean, Colorado, find time to make some dust!

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