Build-Your-Own Casket Kit

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Build-Your-Own Casket Kit

449.00

Style: Tongue & groove
Material: Wisconsin pine
Color: Bluestained pine
Finish: none
Upholstery: 3 natural cotton muslin/batting cushion shams and 1 pillow sham
Shipping: FedEx

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”   -Leonardo da Vinci

When my Grandfather passed away in Mayville at the start of Winter 2004, my family set about making a casket for him. We wanted to honor him through the efforts of our own hands.

Measuring. Cutting. Scraping. Sanding. Ironing. Sewing.

Our family spent nearly twenty hours together in the three days that followed--we shared moments. The experience was healing. I was so inspired that I set about designing a casket kit so that other families might participate in a similar activity. This Simple Pine Box kit is the result of more than 20 prototypes in 4 years. Assembling a casket affords the hands, heart, and mind the means to be involved in the death of a loved one.

Healing. Sharing. Engaging. Participating.

This casket kit comes complete with all wooden parts pre-cut. No cutting. No clamping. Kit includes Casket Kit Assembly Instructions, screws, glue, and a piece of sandpaper. The parts are smooth, but sanding is one of those tasks that is never finished. The kit assembles in 1-2 hours. Extra hands make for light work. Keep the blue-stained pine as is, or finish with oil, varnish, paint, or any creative method that inspires you.

Plant it Forward.

Pledge to use this casket in your end-of-life plan and we'll plant 100 trees this year.  And 100 more next year. And another 100 trees every year thereafter. Your pledge costs nothing and takes 5 minutes.  Pledge today.

How much weight can a Northwoods casket support? This video answers that question with a short documentary of the load test procedure and results.