Making an Urn for My Favorite Greyhound, Dale.


I used an old 2x4 from a barn that was torn down. Mitred joints are surprisingly cantankerous with wood that is not square. I'll seal the front and back on when bring him home. I think just an oil finish.
As it turns out the website I used to determine how much volume of ashes we'd get back was way off, I had to start over on Dale's urn. Just so it doesn't go to waste I'm going to use this frame for a hanging succulent garden, albeit a small one.
I found a piece of wormy chestnut to use for the frame. Red oak for the inserts front and back. The frame is simple mitered joints with rabbits cut out to flush mount the red oak panels.
Some dark danish oil, because I had some, and a couple coats of clear. Added a flame tarnished copper placard, from SnappinStudios on Etsy, with Dale's ear tattoos and vital stats. His final resting place right next to our bed.

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  • Patti Nicholas
    on May 6, 2014

    what a beautiful tribute to a beloved family member.

  • Cyndadouglas
    on Feb 19, 2016

    I have the ashes of two of my dogs, an Italian Greyhound, and a greyhound cross I had for 14 years before her. They came in nice boxes from the vet's and are on my dresser. Eventually I'll have them scattered with mine. they were both so close to me, that's all I could think to do. You made a lovely container for your dog. I still miss mine, terribly.

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