Halloween Planter Coffin

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Project by travislucia posted 09-23-2013 12:21 AM 1610 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everyone!

Another weekend = Halloween Decoration #4

Heading into this weekend I had no idea what to create. When I made the skeleton I though of building a little coffin for him but decided against it, I guess the coffin idea stuck. I went out into the shed this morning and just started working,

Started by cutting out a coffin shape from 1/2 plywood, then laying it down on four reclaimed fence boards tracing the shape and cutting those out.

I assembled the “lid” from the fencing with 1/2” x 2” pieces of wood stakes for gardening.

I used a ton of scrap 2×4 pieces to assemble the inside and connect the front and back.

Added sides and a bottom.

I then used 1/4 plywood to cut out the “Happy Halloween” with the scroll saw and painted them orange.

I routed the edges of the coffin and tacked in the happy halloween to the front.

Decided to stain the rear of the coffin a dark walnut (it isn’t really the focal point).

I topped the whole thing off with 10 fake flowers/ autumn leaves from the dollar store.

It could definitely be converted to hold real flowers or “mums”...OR candy :). We live in Texas and for me growing flowers or keeping mums alive is not something i’m interested in.

Overall I am very excited with how it turned out and only took about 4.5 hours to complete.

Thanks for looking and post any questions you might have!


(ps here are the links to the other halloween projects from this month!)

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-04-2013 12:52 AM

Hey, that’s getting into the spirit!!

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

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