Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas Vacation Projects (Part Two)

My second project I worked on during Christmas break was an urn for the late great Jaik the dog (also known as "Poopers"). Today is the one year anniversary for the passing of Jaik so I figured it would be a good day to post about the project.

We looked at a bunch of urns when Jaik was first cremated, but we didn't like any of them. Additionally, I thought it would be a lot more personal if I made one myself. After looking at a bunch of ideas I decided to go with the not-too-original route of emulating a dog house. The funny part here is Jaik had an irrational fear of dog houses (and balloons), and he would probably sic my balls if he knew his final resting place was a miniature dog house! Anyways, at first I was going to paint everything but Courtney talked me into just using natural wood a few different stain colors (which of course makes everything harder). I went to Lowes to get some redwood and Plexiglass and off I went! Here are the results (click to enlarge):

I'm pretty happy with the results. You can find a few more pics here. Hopefully I won't have to make these too often. ;)

We miss you buddy!


  1. it looks great, a fitting final place for a great dog.

  2. That's awesome. I miss that dog.