Dual Urn Box

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Project by Mattfinisher posted 12-08-2013 04:50 AM 1652 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this figured/burl walnut and curly maple custom urn box for a friend that wanted to put both of her Grandparents ashes in one box with a space in the middle for some jewelry and keepsakes and a frame on the inside of the lid for their picture. She was thrilled to see the finished box! I looked through a ton of wood to select the pieces to make this box, but it was worth it. Finished with 3 coats of satin lacquer. The middle inside box is lined with blue felt applied with a spray adhesive.

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 12:51 PM

Very nicely done. A beautiful tribute to their Grandparents that I’m sure will last for many years. The time you took to select the wood was well worth the effort. Just beautiful. Liked the picture with your shop window in the background, looks very familiar to my shop.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 03:24 PM

Nice work, she is sure to be pleased.

Will you have a way to seal off the ash / cremains portions of the urn?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 03:33 PM

Looks very nice, I hate building these, very depressing. But have come to understand that it easies someone else’s suffering, so there is some joy in doing the best you can, and I always use my nicest wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 03:38 PM

That is very nice, Matt. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 03:40 PM

Nice job! Thx for sharing,,, always a challenge emotionally for us making these. Glad it worked out… Beautiful wood as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 02:45 PM

Thanks for all the great comments! To Choppertoo, the remains were in sealed cardboard boxes that fit neatly into each compartment, I kind of built the box around the remains boxes.

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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