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Thanks for the comments. The cross came from Hobby Lobby's clearance section, I paid less than $1 for it. Got a bunch of other stuff from clearance, more iron crosses, a great urn, angel statue, etc. I think I paid less than $7 for everything.

Yes the top does come off and the coffin will house a bucky in an antique off white / cream lace dress that I got at the local good will. I haven't decided if I am going to hinge the lid yet or not, I am waiting until the bucky is done and see how she fits into the coffin.
 

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Crosses are in large supply at Hobby Lobby! There are some free standing garden ones at various outdoor clearance at both Home Depot and Lowes. I have also seen some at our local Goodwill and various thrift stores.
This is so great!! Excellent job! I am sooo heading back to the construction dumpster today! It is filed with pallets!! The wood is perfectly creepy! oh - one more thing.......
BOO!
 

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That jagged seam line going down the middle gives mem an idea for your next coffin. That can be the spot a corpse breaks through - right up the middle.

Great job!
 

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Thanks for the comments. The cross came from Hobby Lobby's clearance section, I paid less than $1 for it. Got a bunch of other stuff from clearance, more iron crosses, a great urn, angel statue, etc. I think I paid less than $7 for everything.

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I too raided Hobby Lobby last week and grabbed a few crosses for exactly the same thing. There were still a few left. In my hobby lobby they were in the aisle between the Christmas lights and Christmas Oranaments. Your coffin looks great...do you have the dimensions available? Also, how wide are your pallet boards? I can't seem to find and fat ones like that. I've got to build a coffin for my hears and have to decide whether to go with a toe-pincher, a plane ole rectangular box, or something more contemporary
 

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Here is the link to the plans/how-to that I followed for the build. Fairly straight forward. ScareFX: $25 Full-Size Toe-Pincher Coffin: The Coffin

The pallet plank width that I used is 5 1/2" - 6". I have two sources for pallets that seem to have a never ending stream of them. One of the sources has a bunch that are really weathered and broken down, the other has roughly 1000 at any given time in various states. I ended up pulling apart roughly 30 pallets to get enough of the right sized wood for my coffin and cemetery sign.
 

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Looks great!! Beautiful work there!
 
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