I Built My Own Coffin
I built my own coffin is article about For Fun bookmarked by jimmie with ID 11217983297 was uploaded on 27-01-2019 and has been viewed 76,723 times.
Well sure, why not! Haha! I love building Halloween projects.It's my absolute favorite holiday of the year! I made a small, coffin-shaped candy box a couple years ago and decided to ramp it up and go full sized this year.
I built my own coffin! Mostly, I wanted this to be a stylized prop coffin.It should take the form of the classic 'toe pincher' coffin we've all seen, but I wanted it to look old and creepy.I'm not exactly sure why someone would have an old creepy coffin.
Maybe they dug it up to reuse it? I dunno, but it just looks cooler this way.To achieve this, I needed it to actually be functional.Well, hold a full-sized body, but constructed in a way that looks at though it were slapped together.
I used solid pine boards and made sure to leave cracks between them.It was kind of fun picking them out at Home Depot, looking for warped and knotty boards! The sides are quite sturdy.I used pocket screws to join the boards together, making two long panels.
The trickiest part was cutting out the bevels where the sides join together.I used my table saw for this.Next, I...