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04-22-2010, 03:57 PM
OK here is my first attempt at a toe pincher coffin. I have 10 more to go!!!

04-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Great job you did excellent! Shane and its way to go! Shane this time!

04-22-2010, 04:18 PM
Looks great Sue!



04-22-2010, 04:30 PM
great work.what did you do to get the color,wood stain? or did you burn it with a torch?

04-22-2010, 04:49 PM
Hey thanks!!! Really excited I could do this. I used 1X6's and 1X4's stained with dark walnut. Working on another one out in the barn. I have lids for them also. I took a grinder with a flap disc to the edges to wear them. No torch.

Fear Unfathomed
04-22-2010, 05:00 PM
WOW, Sue! That looks amazing! You should be proud!

04-22-2010, 05:41 PM
very nicely done!

04-22-2010, 05:42 PM
very nicely done!!

04-22-2010, 06:52 PM
Great job Sue!! keep up the good work. I cant wait to see your haunt when its done.

04-22-2010, 07:22 PM
Nice Sue, now get off your duff and get that haunt open this season!

freak 'n' stein
04-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Great work Sue! I'm jealous!! I want to build a few for a hallway we have. Gives me some inspiration!! :D

Front Yard Fright
04-22-2010, 08:30 PM
Sue those turned out awesome! I love the stain you used... very spooky looking!
Great job!

04-22-2010, 08:43 PM
Looks great, keep up the good work.

Allen H
04-22-2010, 09:29 PM
Looks great, I'll take 10 too ;)

04-23-2010, 12:51 AM
Hey Sue, looking good!! Hopefully when I get home in 2 weeks, I can stop by your place for a little while and help out if I can.

See yall soon!!

Jim Warfield
04-23-2010, 10:43 PM
If you need one to use as a hiding place you will have to reinforce the whole thing.(Maybe you guessed this?)
I once made an angle iron frame for the coffin then cut the wood to cover it and bolted the wood on. This also allowed me to weld some large hinges to the steel frame to handle all the quick slamming open & closing.
I made the coffin door a two-piecer with a jagged lightning like seam down the center of the door (Grind down the points with the flap disc)
This top to bottom seam between the door halves gave a good line of sight from top to bottom before swinging the doors open so you didn't clobber anyone, even if they were a very short child, who normally you would not see through one high peek hole or small window.

04-24-2010, 09:05 AM
Thanks everyone for the koodoos! Jim, I will definately reinforce if I do use one for an actor. Thanks for the tips!!. I am finising up #3!! I think I have the hang of this now. Ha!

04-25-2010, 06:40 AM
OK I want to share my little truck. This is no way as good as Shanes Hearse but hey maybe in a few years!! We got this done at ETWrapz in Tyler. They did a pretty good job. Enjoy

04-25-2010, 06:52 AM
They did a GREAT job! I love it! Shane and its way to go! Shane this time!!

04-25-2010, 07:35 AM
Looks very nice, bold clean colors I like it!


04-25-2010, 03:48 PM
Here are a few pics of the coffin with the lid!! Boy am I having fun with this!!!!

Front Yard Fright
04-25-2010, 04:11 PM
Beautiful work Sue!
Great job!

Fear Unfathomed
04-25-2010, 04:14 PM
Wow - I loooooveee that truck!!
Keep up the great work, Sue!

04-25-2010, 04:16 PM
are looking amazing! Keep up the great work!


freak 'n' stein
04-25-2010, 05:37 PM
That truck is insane!! Did the wrap company design the graphics too?! I love it.

04-25-2010, 05:53 PM
They look awesome Sue!

Thanks for posting the progress.


Front Yard Fright
04-25-2010, 06:37 PM
Woah! I didn't even SEE the truck! That's freaking awesome!!!

Greg Chrise
04-25-2010, 11:16 PM
Who ever cut the grass did an excellent job too!

04-26-2010, 06:58 AM
I agree Greg, that lawn is looking pretty good too...

Jim Warfield
04-26-2010, 07:09 AM
Cutting the grass is way under rated.
I'm still cutting grass and at my age it's a pain in the a....

04-26-2010, 11:13 AM
OK here is my first attempt at a toe pincher coffin. I have 10 more to go!!!

How tall would you say that is? I've got several I built, only difference is my "arms" holding the wood together are built on the inside....hey, to each his/her own, right? Also I took the time with mine, & probably WAY more than I should've & built them from skids/pallets. The wood is already aged & half way rotted....nice touch I thought.

Anyways, VERY NICE job with yours!


Death Row: Sanitarium of Slaughter

Nashville, TN

04-26-2010, 08:37 PM
The coffin is 73 inches inside from head to toe and 14.5 inches deep and 24 inches at the widest point. I got another one finished tonight. And yes, the grass was just mowed, but ya know? it needs mowing again!!!!!!!! Time to hit the riding lawnmower!! By the way this is out by my barn not in my backyard where the grass is greener. LOL! I've got 6 more to go!

05-05-2010, 08:43 PM
I have been working on 2 bridges at the entrance to my haunt. I have also been building a caretakers shack. Here are a few pics of the bridges and "under construction" caretaker shack. It is only the facade of an old house with a porch. I have a rocking granny and grandpa that I will have rocking on the porch. They will be the last scene as people exit the entrance to the haunt park. Hope that makes sense? Anyway here they are.

Cookie Crumbler
05-05-2010, 08:45 PM
Looks killer!!

05-05-2010, 08:56 PM
I'm so tired, Shane, Cody, Brad....... get you @#$%^ out here and help me!!! LOL! Thanks CC!

05-05-2010, 09:44 PM
Everything looks awesome great work on everything those coffins do look really good

05-06-2010, 03:23 AM
Sue, Im on my way home in a few hours. I land in Dallas at 5 on Friday!!

Im sure I'll be there on Tuesday night to help you out with whatever I can.

05-13-2010, 07:31 AM
Sue, glad to see your event coming together! If i am off work I will join Brad on a workday out there!

05-16-2010, 07:49 PM
OK here are a few pics of the concession stand coming together. I have a pass through window to the kitchen in the apartment in the barn. It is 8 X 12. I figure I will have two people working the stand.

05-16-2010, 07:56 PM
Here are a few pics of the caretaker shack. I will have rocking granny and rocking grandpa on the front porch. This is the last thing that customers will view as they exit the entrance. Also a few more pics of the ticket booth and the entrance walk through. Customers will cross 2 bridges and wind around trees and such before they even get into the haunt area.

05-16-2010, 07:59 PM
Here is the facade of the main haunt. Again not completely finished. I will have fog with lights coming out of each urn. The steps and columns are not finished yet.

05-16-2010, 08:01 PM
It looks great sue! Shane and its keep them coming! Shane this time!

05-16-2010, 08:43 PM
Sue, I wish i couldve come out there to help out last week. Hopefully, when I get back next month, I can come help out for a day or 2.

05-16-2010, 11:43 PM
I'm lovin' that caretaker's shack Sue!

Keep us updated with more progress pics...



06-02-2010, 07:12 PM
OK I know I am going slow but it is only me so bear with me. I would like to share a few pics of the foam decor I put on the sides of my concession stand. Remember the name is "The Boneyard Bistro". The foam decor is not complete, meaning the finishing paint has yet to be applied. Right now the foam is covered with a protective coating. I am having fun with this.

Haunts of Richmond
06-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Right now the foam is covered with a protective coating. I am having fun with this.

What protective coating are you using?


06-02-2010, 07:34 PM
Its a water proof foam coating that is used to seal roofs. It provides a water tight seal. Very easy to work with. I got it at Lowes. 5 gallon bucket

Fear Unfathomed
06-02-2010, 07:47 PM
WOW sue - looks fantastic!!!

06-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Its a water proof foam coating that is used to seal roofs. It provides a water tight seal. Very easy to work with. I got it at Lowes. 5 gallon bucket

That is what I use also, from Lowes is the Ultra 1000

06-03-2010, 06:31 AM
Sue it is looking Super!!!

06-06-2010, 08:58 AM
Your facade looks great! How long did it take you to build?

06-06-2010, 09:31 PM
The facade on the trailer took 3 weekends. Actually I still have quite a bit to do. The columns at the base of the steps are not finished. I just got my gargoyles in the other day. They will go on the top of the columns at the base of the steps. I am still working on the concession stand. Seems like it is taking forever. Here are a few pis of my progress.

06-09-2010, 04:47 PM
Here is a preview of the sign that will go on top of the concession stand. Hopefully I will finish it today. It is 24 inches high by 67 inches long. I made it out of pick foam, cut out the letters with my handy dandy foam cutter.

06-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Looks good, are you going to put it in a case with a back-light?

06-09-2010, 08:24 PM
Its hard to see but I have it framed in with wood. I made a box that I painted bright orange on the inside and black on the outside. I will staple orange halloween lights around the inside of the box. Its really bright. I would take a pic but I don't have it all together because the paint is still wet. The sign itself will be screwed onto the top of the box. I will mount the whole thing onto the top of the concession stand.

06-09-2010, 09:16 PM
looks awsome sue. keep up the hard work

altered flesh fx
06-09-2010, 09:28 PM
that looks amazing, great job!

The Doctor
06-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Very nice work Sue, I am impressed keep up the hard work.

06-10-2010, 06:43 AM
Call me when you get a minute I found out something cool that you will want to know about! Shane and its the sign looks AWSOME!!!! Shane this time!

06-10-2010, 08:39 PM
First off thanks Shane for you encouragement and advice!!! I will follow your instructions!! OK I finished the sign basically, I have to paint the outside black. But really it is finished. It is soooooo muggy here the paint is taking way to long to dry. OK here are a few pics.

Fear Unfathomed
06-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Looks AMAZING Sue!!!!
You should be proud!!

06-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Hey Lauren Thanks!!! and thanks to everyone that has posted comments. I really need the encouragement. Things are coming together but it is slow. Lauren, you are heading out pretty soon right? I'll be thinking of you!! What a wonderful thing you are doing! Love ya!

Fear Unfathomed
06-10-2010, 09:07 PM
Hey Sue!!
Thanks!! I am leaving very soon - Sunday!
I'm gonna post about it in a few. Love you too!!

06-11-2010, 07:01 AM
Sue Rome was not built in a day!!!! :p
Plus so far from the photo's it looks great just keep at it and when you get the chance keep posting those progress photos.

06-12-2010, 08:30 PM
OK back again. Here are a few pics of the finished skeleton columns. I painted them brown and then dry brushed over them with black and white paint. I was going to go with cream but I remembered these things have to be seen in the dark. I finally finished the sign to the concession stand. I have a pic of it also. I won't actually put of the sign until October. I will not leave it up all year round. It will go on top of the concession stand. Anyway, I am having a blast creating!!

06-12-2010, 08:34 PM
A few more. Sorry about the quality of the pics. I don't know what happened.

06-12-2010, 08:43 PM
Ya kicking azz babe! Shane and it't keep it up! Shane this time!

06-21-2010, 09:00 PM
We are moving along here. We have 2 hallways done from trailer one to trailer two!!! Woohoo!!! Only five more to go. I can almost see the light at the end of the graveyard!!! Once we get the trailers all connected then its decoration time!! I am so looking forward to that. I will have pictures this weekend. Keep sending good vibes this way, I need all I can get!!

07-18-2010, 09:44 PM
Here are a few pics of the fireplace I built. This was my first attempt with crown molding. I finally figured it out. I have not aged it yet. I plan on painting a brick look on the inside. Also, I found this great victorian sofa and a great price.