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« on: October 26, 2004 10:55:03 AM »

Does anyone have any experience with lining a wooden box?  I am constructing a small coffin box and I want the inside to look like a real coffin.  You know...with the poofy sides?  I can figure out how to sew the material but I can't figure how to attach the material to the box.  It will need to hold pretty well because it will get a lot of use.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2004 12:32:11 PM »

I have no experience, but I am thinking it would be easiest to measure well, work on each side as a panel, then attach inside with glue or brads.  Cover messy edge with matching cording?
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2004 02:59:41 PM »

Thanks everyone.  I can always count on fellow Craftsters in my time of need.

LostCove:  I didn't think about the ScotchGuard.  That is definitely a good idea.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2004 03:07:26 PM »

actually I have experience lining a real coffin, my mom's.  How weird is that?  but anywho...we staple gunned batting to the sides first so it would look pouffy and then did the same with the fabric.  Then like someone else suggested we used gold braid and pearls to edge it and it turned out really well
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2004 08:55:17 PM »

Norsgoebel - that's amazing!  I have always thought that making your own or a family member's coffin would be the most intimate of goodbyes and very touching.  My dad was cremated, so we bought an antique carved wooden trunk and put his ashes in it (they come in this weird white cardboard gift box) and then each of us put in several things we thought he would like.  Beef jerky, afrin nasal spray, a compass, some Jim Beam, fritos, backwoods cigars, a pen and pad of paper (yeah, he was a smart guy from East Texas who like his nasal spray!)  Not exactly the same, but loads better than a mortuary urn <<shudder>>.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2004 02:50:37 PM »

my mom wanted to be buried in a plain pine box with rope handles.  An item not readily available in most mortuaries.  Luckily my brother in law was a cabinet maker and he made it and then my siblings and I took care of lining it.  It was an interesting family project that's for sure!
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