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  1. Nightmare Before Christmas Wand

    A friend asked for a wand for his girlfriend's birthday. He asked if we could incorporated a Nightmare Before Christmas theme and I immediately thought of a coffin shaped box. After a bit a fooling around with the angles I had the box made but had no idea of what to do for the wand. My friend...
  2. Candy coffin

    I'm not early, I'm late. I wanted to do this last Halloween and it didn't happen. I wasn't going for fine joinery and finish, more like creepy primitive. Built to last a lifetime. Made from one 2×4 x 8. 18" long x 10" wide x 5" deep. Acrylic paints.
  3. Full-Size Coffin Bookcase

    My adult daughter's life revolves around "The Walking Dead" and zombies. Her whole house is decorated with a zombies-inspired theme. She asked me to build a coffin bookcase for her birthday. This is the finished project, made from pine with a clear polyurethane finish.
  4. Christmas gift - walnut cutting board.

    A while back I was at the mill and picked up this #1 grade walnut cheap with the intent of turning it into a cutting board. As time went by I lost interest in that project and moved on to other things. A week ago my sister-in-law hinted she wanted a cutting board for Christmas, so I knew...
  5. Toe Pincher Coffin

    This is a strange one I know but I had to post it. I made this the Halloween before last and It was the first thing I ever built, this project is what got me into woodworking. I made this as a prop for our Halloween party. When I started this project the only woodworking tools I had were a...
  6. Amber Coffin Movie Cabinet

    Well folks…it has been a very long time since posting on here. I surely hope everyone is well and good! I have a love for all of those great classic Hammer horror films as well as many others and so once I saw an episode of The Woodwrights Shop with Roy making a pine coffin…well… I was...
  7. The Coffin (Two Coffins) Halloween Boxes

    Well someone had to do it and with Halloween just around the corner it might as well me be me grin my wheels started turning what could I make that would set in this holiday and then it hit me like a ton of bricks A Coffin So then I knew what I wanted to make just didn't know how to go about it...
  8. Bench or something

    Cheap ass 1×4's and glued up 2×8's for the top and boom it's a coffee table. Or bench… coffin. Whatever. Little bit of wire brushing and some provincial stain. Can't remember what the darker stain is called.
  9. Toe Kicker Coffin (Halloween Decoration?)

    Was setting up Halloween decorations today and realized I never posted any pictures of Coffin project made 3-4 years ago. Sorry for delay? Better late than never….. Shell was made from BB plywood with glued and screw reinforced pine corner braces, and door was made from a couple of old barn...
  10. Wooden Coffin Case

    Sorry it took so long to get this online but my tablet crashed as I was almost done with the posting. GRRRRRR. This is something I created out of necessity and the fact it was super cool. This case took over a month to build working on it a little at a time but still would not have been a...
  11. Skelly's Halloween Treat

    Skelly's home was part of a project I started last fall, just before my accident. The completed project was targeted for a contest. I missed the deadline, so there was no need for the project to be completed. This summer I decided to use the coffin for a Halloween container to give out candy to...
  12. Pine Box Coffin

    This is a traditional Pine Box Coffin. I made it out of completely reclaimed pine wood. Using only recycled materials. If you follow me, you know how I do things. This was meant to be a gag gift for my brother in law. I built it while he was away at a tattoo convention in SD. He is the artist...
  13. Christy's Casket

    A year ago I went to see a mentor in the antiques business about building reproduction antiques as a fulltime venture. I had quit twenty years in the trucking industry to be the traffic and crating manager for a manufacturer in my small town. I loved being close to home and doing my woodwork...
  14. Mission/DeCou-Style Burial Casket; How to Build Your Own Casket

    -------------- UPDATE 3-28-2012: MISSION CASKET BOOK & PLANS AVAILABLE: After Posting my Casket Stories and Photos on Lumberjocks, I have been overwhelmed by the response from readers. There is quite a thread of folks wanting to assist in their funeral planning by building their own casket...
  15. Small coffin

    This is a project I completed a few years ago…all scrap wood, oak with walnut trim…silver leaf details. The marquetry and handles were given to me by a friend…the coffin hols some of my previous pets cremains. There seems to be a slight split occurring on the lid, it's been over four years...
  16. Monster High Coffin

    My little niece is into monster high. So I thought I would make her a coffin for her Draculaura doll. Went with a basic "toe catcher" style coffin. Trying to get all the angles cut stumped me for a bit, ended up reversing the angle and cutting them on the chop-saw. The Anhk symbol I found...
  17. Chaucer's Box

    [EDIT] my daughter has just posted a video tribute about Chaucer. It's available here: [Link to video] Chaucer (Woodworking Below) Chaucer was our pet cockatiel. My wife rescued him from a well meaning student who found him in a tree outside their house. (This is in northern New Jersey, so...
  18. Halloween Coffin

    My wife was taking photography classes in college and they needed a prop for a Halloween fund raiser. I built this so that it would safely stand and a person could get inside and pretend to come out for the picture. Since then I have fixed it to hold her lighting equipment and some supplies. It...
  19. Mahogany Pet Casket

    Yes, it really is a pet casket. I spent about 40 hours total on this piece. Made from solid mahogany (no ply), it was made fo someone we know that had lost a dear pet. I finished it in a cherry finish and liked the color contrast. Although it was made for a sad reason, I had pleasure in knowing...
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