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This is a casket for a little girl. It's 1600 mm x 450 mm x 300 mm (about 5'3" x 1'6" x 1'), and is made of clear cedar.

The bottom is a panel fitted into a dado; the corner joints are splined miters (sorry, I didn't get pictures). I made the splines out of slats from the same girl's crib.

The top is a simple panel, with reed molding around. There is a second panel applied to the main lid, with hand-painted Australian flowers and an applied cedar cross with a simple mitered center.

This was simultaneously the most hellish and most satisfying project I have ever undertaken.

Thanks for looking.

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Beautiful and at the same time horrifying.

You are my hero.
 

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Wow.. great looking job. Yes I believe we have created a new theme for the day !!!!
 

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Beautiful. I can't imagine the emotion of taking apart her crib to use the parts
 

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There are no words. You created beauty in the face of devastation. Thank you for sharing.
 

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You are a good man for doing this. I cannot imagine the pressure you were under not to mention the heartache of the family you built this for.
Well done sir!
 

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Very touching, and amazing work. Well done.
 

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Thanks, everyone. It was exhausting, but I am glad I did it. It's in service now.
 

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Nice work. I built a casket for a Halloween deal in Iraq. It was a odd request, for me a weird project, but as always we delivered. Thankfully I was on R&R during the festivities. LOL
 
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