As with all aspects of our complete funerals service, we like to play our part in helping you to select the right coffin and accessories for your loved one. We understand that this may be difficult or distressing for you. Above all, we can help you to choose the coffin which meets your budget, and also reflects the character and personality of your loved one.
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Building your own coffin or casket can be a rewarding experience. Use these plans to build your own coffin. Click the image below figure 1 to download a free printable PDF version of the blueprints. This coffin can be used as a piece of furniture such as a coffee table, storage chest, or bookshelf. Perhaps you need to build a coffin for a stage prop or Halloween display. The coffin plans presented here are adequate for use in the cremation or burial of human remains. If you're looking for more information on building your own coffin or casket from scratch, try reading " So You Wanna Build a Casket. Building your own coffin can reduce the consumption of precious natural resources. If you are interested in green burial or natural burial, this coffin can be built without the use of metal fasteners screws or nails.
Here is a nice antique, Victorian era toe pincher coffin. This is a fantastic piece of history and comes complete with original grass stuffing and lining. Two of the original coffin screws are also included but one of the decorative screw hole covers is missing. There are some stains on the lining and it looks like something chewed a piece of the material. There is also some damage to one of the handles as shown in the pictures. But all in all it is in great shape for its age. Impressive collection of caskets, hearses, and funeral industry regalia, including JFK's original Eternal Flame, Truman's embalming machine, and a waxy Pope and Lincoln lying in coffins. HEAVY Antique Victorian iron bi metalic coffin with brass framed showing viewing glass, original silk and linen lining and metal port covers.
A coffin is a funerary box used for viewing or keeping a corpse , either for burial or cremation. The word took two different paths. Old French cofin , originally meaning basket , became coffin in English; its modern French form, couffin , means cradle. Any box in which the dead are buried is a coffin, and while a casket was originally regarded as a box for jewelry, use of the word "casket" in this sense began as a euphemism introduced by the undertaker 's trade. Receptacles for cremated and cremulated human ashes sometimes called cremains   are called urns. The earliest evidence of wooden coffin remains, dated at BC, was found in the Tomb 4 at Beishouling, Shaanxi. Clear evidence of a rectangular wooden coffin was found in Tomb in an early Banpo site. The Banpo coffin belongs to a four-year-old girl; it measures 1. As many as 10 wooden coffins have been found at the Dawenkou culture — BC site at Chengzi, Shandong.