Coffin Makers in Maine
The Funeral Rule requires funeral homes to agree to use a casket you bought elsewhere, and doesn’t allow them to charge you a fee for using it.
DIY Coffins This site offers a plan for a coffin and a pretty comprehensive list of links to coffin/casket kits and plans.
For more information about the coffins presented in the other sub-pages of this section of this website, contact Chuck Lakin (873-7854, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kenneth Copp (948-9663) makes traditional Amish coffins.
Lew McGregor makes ”Down to Earth” Classic wooden coffins ($200-$1000)
P.O. Box 2006, Hope, Maine 04847, 207 763-3129, 207 542-8668, email@example.com
Plain Maine Pine Box
Trundy Urns A Maine company that will use your wood to make an urn.
Dragonfly Hollow Cabinetry
. . . and some places outside Maine that offer products you might like to know about:
Natural Burial Company
Shine on Brightly - Cremation urns and memorial objects that are works of art.
Any funeral home should be able to sell you what they call something like “a composition material alternative container,” basically a stiffened cardboard box, used primarily for cremations. Expect to pay about $100. Crematories sell them, too; see the list below.
The Funeral Consumers Alliance website has a list of online casket sales companies HERE.
Crematoria in Maine that Serve Individuals:
(Auburn) Gracelawn Memorial Park and Crematory - 782-3741 $300/$100
(Bangor) Mount Hope Cemetery and Crematory - 945-6589 $300/$30
(Bangor) Pine Grove Crematory - 942-3822 $325/$90
(Belfast) Maine Coast Crematory - 866-338-9199 $675/$35
(N. Berwick) Great Works Crematory - 651-5686 $325/$25
(Portland) Brooklawn Memorial Park and Crematory - 773-7679 $375/Do not sell boxes
(Saco) Laurel Hill Cemetery Associates - 282-9351 $355, box included
The first dollar figure is the cost of a cremation at that facility, the second is the cost of an alternative cremation container at that crematory.