Coffin & Casket Plans
Northwoods Casket Co. (http://www.northwoodscasket.com/green-casket-diy-instructions.html) - Free
Northwoods Casket Co. has free plans and detailed assembly instructions available on their web site. With a good day's work, a few hand tools, and these instructions you can craft a very nice looking casket. This casket is also designed to remove all screws after the glue dries so you can use this casket in those Green and Natural Burial cemeteries who require caskets without any metal screws or nails in them.
Last Things: Alternatives at the End of Life (www.lastthings.net/how-to.html) - Free
While some coffins may take several days to make because panels must be glued up and allowed to set completely before continuing construction,
here is a casket building plan that will only take a few hours. The "Quick Casket" illustrated in these instructions can be assembled in less
than three hours for about $100 of #3 pine. These plans are available on their web site and can be downloaded in MS Word format.
MHP Caskets (www.casketfurniture.com/prod/casket_plans.html) - $134.95
MHP Caskets offers plans for four different wood caskets including The Giovanni Casket Plan (pictured), The Simple Pine Casket Plan,
The Socrates Casket Plan, and The Martin Casket Plan. You can download each plan separately for $39.95 or you can buy all four of these
immediately for $134.95. For an additional $15.00 you can have the printed version of all four plans shipped to you.
Rockler (www.rockler.com) - $14.95
Rockler, a popular on-line woodworking tool supplier, sells detailed plans for a more contemporary
casket design with spring-supported floor. Rockler also sells the hardware for this casket plan. Look for another book available
at Rockler, Do-It-Yourself Coffins Book (Basic casket building at its best. The author's simple approach teaches the tools and
techniques needed to build strong and beautiful coffins for pets and people.) This book sells for $14.95.
How to Build Your Own Coffin (http://www.squidoo.com/coffin) - Free
Here is another informational web site with links to casket and coffin building plans, books, videos, and more.