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Default Pallet wood Prop Werx...more pics on pg3....

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I changed the title of my thread as I am adding photos of a few more pallet wood props, in addition to my Toe Pincher coffins....Thanks for your kind comments and suggestions.... !!!

Here are some pics of my pallet wood "Toe Pincher" coffin build so far....This coffin is going to replace a wire and fabric coffin that I had previously used in my haunt. There is no bottom to this prop as I am going to put a small floodlight and a fog machine inside of it, so it will be slightly elevated off the ground a couple of inches for air to flow in and out. The top will be skewed open a little bit to allow for a skeleton hand/arm to come out....

I am going to be adding some rope handles, chains and moss to it to finish things off.

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When I see all the great coffins people build for their haunts, I wonder why any of us would bother to pay large sums of money for one at a funeral home

This looks great, Mic!
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That turned out nice. The price isn't bad either!
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really nice.

I have 3 pallet waiting in the back of my shed but i think the board are nailed and glued on.. any trick to remove them ?
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Nice work!

I've never made much luck getting pallets apart in nice pieces. Best I could do was use a Sawzaw to cut the nails. Never had to deal with any that had glue.
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Excellent! I made a similar toe pincher from crate wood that was salvaged from my move two years ago. (wood crates that were built by the movers for antiques, tv's, etc.)
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Great job..
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Thanks all....this is my first coffin prop and I plan to build build one more full sized one and one half sized ground-breaker style. I have been looking at coffins that others have built and kind of winged it as far as plans go....I wanted it to look real rough though and I think it turned out fairly well...

In addition to the coffins, I also am working on a Hangman's Gallows and a treasure chest (I run a Haunted Pirate theme at my house) all made out of pallet wood.

I have been getting all my pallets free off of Craig's List. They are a real b#*@h to take apart that's for sure!!!! I use a Sawzall, like IMU mentioned, to cut through the nails. I haven't found any to have glue on them....Thank God!!!

For construction, I use star drive screws...they are a little pricey, but they sure make it easier to put things together...

More pics to follow..... !!!!
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ooh looks great...pallet wood comes in handy for all sorts of items doesn't it!!
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Excellent coffin mic, looks great!
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