I was honoured to be asked to make my grandmothers urn when she passed. I only had 2 days to make this and found a nice piece of sapelle. I had no plans drawn up and just started building. Amazingly, this is the only project I've ever done where i haven't run into any problems the entire creation. The corners are mitered with maple splines. The top is lasered with a design my wife and I created. Finished with danish oil.
Had some extra time off over the holidays so made the picnic table and benches for a local veterans assistance group. The table was delivered in December and the benches in early January to Cannon Recovery House in Magnolia, TX. A little of my time and money for their sacrifices doesn't cover the entire bill but I hope it helps.