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    Casket Bench/Lounge

    A little history first. A few years ago I bought a '72 Cadillac Hearse. It came with a casket. The casket was a "scratch-n-dent" and was missing one of the lids. Last year I sold the hearse but kept the casket. Well, now we have a pool and my wife was having trouble finding a chair that lays completely flat for sunbathing that was affordable. I had the idea of building a solid lid for the casket. Now, I'm no carpenter so it isn't perfect. It's also not finished. Any suggestions on a paint, stain, covering for the top? Obviously black will get too hot



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    Re: Casket Bench/Lounge

    Just when you thought you have seen everything....
    It is cool, but my wife would never go for that.
    Probably will a deck type stain to hold up to the elements...
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    Re: Casket Bench/Lounge

    lol ... yeah, not sure I could get away with that either.

    Are you going to have a pad to lay on? If so I would try to match the casket color.
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    Re: Casket Bench/Lounge

    Flowers? It might go with a theme. Get a Halloween skeleton to put off nosy guests. Black might get too hot.

    A marine grade poly will seal it, so about any stain will work.

    Where would one find a "scratch 'n dent" casket? I can see a lot of entertainment value,
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    Casket Bench/Lounge

    I just bought some outdoor minwax that has stain and polyurethane in it. I am using it for one of my outdoor projects. As far as how long it will hold up, I can not speak to that yet but it looks good. They have a variety of colors to choose from.


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    If only Halloween was in August.......................Love It!
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    Re: Casket Bench/Lounge

    Wow, that should be the life of the party!
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    Re: Casket Bench/Lounge

    Friggin Awesome. Craigslist here I come, looking for a 'used casket'
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    ^ How used are you looking for ? With or without the cadaver ? Sorry had to laugh !
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    Re: Casket Bench/Lounge

    That's planning ahead! How about putting a pad inside so you can just lay in it instead of on it. I think that's the manufacturer's intent!
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