(We’ll offer this workshop in your location if there are at least two and no more than four people who sign up for it.
Contact Chuck at 873-7854 for info)
Ever thought about building your own coffin?
If so, here’s your chance to do your heirs a favor. After all, there’s only one other thing besides taxes that you can count on. During this workshop we will help you build a coffin. We’ll provide the material, the tools, a place to work, and the guidance you’ll need. The basic design will be pretty much a plain pine box, but you’ll have a number of choices within that basic design: Straight or flared sides? Rough-cut or finished wood? Assembled with or without any metal fasteners? If you want put it to use until you need it, we can help you make it a display cabinet, a storage chest or closet, a coffee table, a wine rack – we can help you to make it useful in almost any way you want. Imagine the fun you’ll have going to work on Monday, just waiting for the first person to ask how you spent your weekend. Some experience with hand-held power tools will be helpful but not required.
This coffin has straight sides and rope handles. Building this coffin during the workshop costs $400.
This one has flared sides (a five degree angle: the ends and sides are two inches longer at the top than at the bottom) and rope handles. This picture is one made with rough-cut wood. This coffin also costs $400.
The deluxe model, with flared sides, wood handles and curved bottom edges. Cost: $500
The cost of the workshop includes all coffin materials and expert guidance in the assembly process. Be sure to bring a roof rack or a truck to transport your coffin home. We’ll provide everything else. Expect to spend 5 or 6 hours on this project.
If you have questions or want to sign up for the workshop, please call Chuck at 873-7854.