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I finished my first Prop for this year. A Coffin made from Pallets. Full size Toe Pincher from Pallets, furing strips, and a plywood back. I'm trying to decide whether to hinge the lid or not. I pulled the pallets apart on tuesday. Brought the plywood and strips home on wednesday afternoon. Worked on it till 11:00 that night. Finished everything except final assembly of the lid. Finished that today and got the screw tips ground down inside. I actually started a shiatsu hack before this one. But haven't finished it yet. Overall a fun project. I've wanteda coffin forever.
 

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very nice! Does it weigh a ton like mine does...it gets to be a pain to move it around year after year. Is this pic in your basement? Those are really nice shelves in the background :)
 

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Looks really great! I agree with the other poster....one of the best looking pallet coffins :)
And what a great workspace you have!

MsM
 

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For a self-proclaimed Novice, this is a great start. You appear to have hit the hardest thing for some builders, a sense of proportion. This will look awesome in a Graveyard setting.
 

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Nice Job. I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one who chose that to be the first project for 2009. I just finished mine today. I hated pulling the wood apart!
 

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Hey, thanks for all the comments. My internet connection has been down, so I haven't been able to respond.
Deadna: It doesn't weigh that much. I looked for the cheaper pallets, where the wood bows when you step on it, not the strong heavy ones. It makes a world of difference in the weight, and the light wood seems to be rougher too. Makes it look aged, I think. The pictures were taken in the basement where i put up the walk thru haunted house each year. If you look close you can see a skeleton, gargoyle, and several lanterns on top of the shelves. when i run out of room it just goes anywhere I can find.
Terra: I'm still deciding what to do with it. I'd like to do a little more out front of the house this year. Had a small graveyard last year, I'd love to add a fence, and a crypt if I have time.
Nox: I used three pallets. One had six inch wide boards that made the sides, one had four inch boards for the lid and one was a mixture of the both that I used to fill out both. The back is quarter inch plywood and I used furring strips for the bracing.
I want to build at least one more full sized and partial one that looks like it's coming up out of the ground. I'll post those when I get them done.
 

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Do you plan on letting it age like Tk421 suggested (weathered) or are you going to go with some kind of stain and oil finish?
 

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Do you plan on letting it age like Tk421 suggested (weathered) or are you going to go with some kind of stain and oil finish?
I will be using it for storage intill I put it out for display, so I'll probably let it age outside then. I've got stuff that I bought after Halloween last year that is just stacked in the corner. Now I've got someplace to store all of it. I'd rather let it age naturally then go to the trouble of staining it.
 
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