When I first realized just how complex the construction of the real caskets was with all their secret drawers, I really wanted to recreate it in the miniature casket too. Because of the size of the caskets I at first wasn't sure that there would be enough space, especially considering the thickness of the wood, but when I stumbled over the idea of using plywood, I thought it could be just possible. And well, here it is, I made the tiniest of drawers for the pincushion and I just love it.
I photographed it with a regular sewing pin to give you an idea of the size of the drawer.
The secret drawer in its place, now what shall we hide in there?
Well, these two little things were for sure the most difficult items to build for the casket, just because there is almost nothing to hold on to, tweezers were definitely used a lot here. The rest of the drawers are going to be huge in comparison and easy to build after this tiny one.
I am really enjoying this project and it is a lot of fun to see it come together as I pictured it in my mind.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
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