You're considering building a casket. Maybe you need a prop for Halloween or a movie set. Maybe a close friend or relative has put you up to the task building a casket for a funeral. Regardless of your reason, budget, or skill level, this article will help you prepare a plan and build a casket suitable to your needs.
Last month I had the opportunity to attend a community event entitled, Exploring Green Burial - Becoming The Tree, at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2012 documentary film, Dying Green, was the centerpiece of the evening presented by Walking Each Other Home, a Madison group dedicated to empowering families in caring for their own after death. The 27-minute film details the twenty-years-and-running story of Dr. Billy Campbell, his conservation cemetery at Ramsey Creek Preserve, and his vision
When my wife, Julie, and I purchased the former Koepsell-Murray Funeral home at 109 N. Lincoln Avenue last summer to create a gallery for our growing casket and furniture company, we embraced our opportunity to "design an experience” around the needs of a family making funeral arrangements. This would be no trivial task; we accepted the challenge and have learned a few things along the way worth sharing.
Like many Americans, you probably like these words. The big box stores know it and go to great lengths to entice consumers of food, clothing, and durable goods with marketing messages that appeal to your inner thinking that your purchase decision just might be doing some good in the world.
In the process of building a sustainable and eco-friendly casket company, we’ve had to learn a lot about eco-friendly wood finishes. The “Plain Pine Box” appeals to only so many. We’ve learned how to achieve a wide variety of beautiful wood finishes without using harmful chemicals.