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  • Sale -$200.00 Casket Kit, Plain Pine Box (Shipping Included*) Casket Kit, Plain Pine Box (Shipping Included*)

    Casket Kit, Plain Pine Box (Shipping Included*)

    7 reviews

    52 in stock

    Build a Plain Pine Box Casket This kit includes all wood parts cut to size to build a simple rectangular casket with a two-piece removable lid. Includes instructions and screws and can be assembled in less than 60 minutes. More detailed instructions with photos online, too.  * Shipping is included to continental lower 48 US States. NOTICE! These instructions are specific to the version of our casket kit made prior to July, 2021. In July, 2021 we changed the kit to offer two sizes. The kit now comes in standard and large sizes. The instructions for these two sizes are just a little different and the sizes of the panels are different. Printable instructions (PDF) Casket Kit Assembly Instructions - Old Version Casket Kit Assembly Instructions - Standard Size Casket Kit Assembly Instructions - Large Size Coffin Kit Assembly Instructions Includes shipping to the continental United States! Once you have finished building this basic casket box, add your own styling with a wood finish, casket handles, upholstery interior, and accessories.  Julie, Customer Service - "We've shipped more than 500 casket kits to families all around the United States who have put them together with family and friends. We are so very grateful for all those of you who have called or written and shared photos of your experience of being more involved and the beautiful and creative things you have added to make this casket personal." Dimensions StandardInterior (in): 76-1/2 x 21-1/2 x 15-3/8Exterior (in): 78-1/2 x 24 x 16-3/4 LargeInterior (in): 78 x 27-1/2 x 15-3/8Exterior (in): 79-1/2 x 29-1/2 x 16-3/4 Casket Kit Contents (Standard) Edge-glued wood panels for a two-piece casket lid: 39-1/4 x 23-1/2 x 3/4 in. Edge-glued wood panels for two long sides: 78 in. x 16 x 3/4 in. Edge-glued wood panels for two ends: 21-1/2 in. x 16 x 3/4 in. Plywood panel for casket floor: 76-1/2 in. x 21-1/2 in 100 square drive hi-lo thread pocket hole screws Wood ribs for connecting the panels: 16 x 1 x 1 in. Assembly instructions (download PDF copy of casket instructions) Casket Kit Contents (Large) Edge-glued wood panels for a five-piece casket lid: 27-1/2 x 16 x 3/4 in. Edge-glued wood panels for two long sides: 79-1/2 in. x 16 x 3/4 in. Edge-glued wood panels for two ends: 25-1/2 in. x 16 x 3/4 in. Plywood panel for casket floor: 78 in. x 25-1/2 in 100 square drive hi-lo thread pocket hole screws Wood ribs for connecting the panels: 16 x 1 x 1 in. Assembly instructions (download PDF copy of casket instructions) You Will Need #2 square driver bit, or Philips screw driver 4-8 oz. wood glue 1 piece of 80-grit sandpaper (optional) Handles (optional) Pillow and cushion set (optional) Optional Upgrades Upgrade the casket lid with a set of hinges, top supports, and latches with a Universal Hardware Kit. Upgrade the interior with an adjustable casket bed. Finish the exterior with a nice oil finish or real milk paint. Install a Mattress and Pillow Set. Install a Casket Box Liner. Add a theme with a casket overlay. Customize your casket with handles This plain pine box kit does not include handles. There are many different options to choose from. Popular options for this casket include thick cotton rope handles, bale handles, and swingbar handles. Figure 1 - Use 20 feet of cotton rope for one continuous rope handle on all 4 sides. Drill 1-1/4 inch holes.   Figure 2 - The simple bale handles fasten on the outside with 4 wood screws. Figure 3 -  Swingbar handles are available in many colors and come in two styles--bolt-thru as pictured here, and as arm-and-adapter style that fasten to the outside wall with 2 screws.

    52 in stock

    $849.00$649.00

  • Casket Plans, American Heritage Casket Casket Plans, American Heritage Casket

    Casket Plans, American Heritage Casket

    1 review

    This is a digital download product!  These casket plans (5 pages) will be available for download immediately upon checkout. What's in the file? Use these plans to craft your own full-sized, standard-width casket.  The wood joinery is open to your interpretation as there are many methods any craftsman might employ to join the corners, box moulding, and the lids components.  For the novice woodworker, consult a wood joinery book or employ techniques you can find in a furniture builder's handbook to secure the panels and parts in place. What will you need? This digital download product includes the digital plans only. You will need to source your own lumber--about 100 board feet, and we recommend using 5/8 to 3/4 plywood for the floor. You will need hinges, latches, and top supports to secure the lids to the box. This design is pictured here with several different options for swing bar style handles.  You will need to select the style of handles and build or purchase those components. You will also need to select materials for the upholstery interior. About the design We call this design the American Heritage casket because the lid has the common dome or arched shape, but is made with flat panels and does not require a special rounded edge gluing jig.  This dome shape design became popular with the introduction of stamped steel caskets in the 1920s and 1930s during the same manufacturing progress that brought us stamped steel automobiles and refrigerators.  Wood casket makers came up with elaborate lid designs to compete with the steel casket makers.  While the dome shape with folds and ridges helps improve the stamped steel design for strength and rigidity, achieving the same overall shape with wood proves to be a challenge for even the finest craftsmen & women.  Dimensions Interior (in): 76 1/4 x 23 3/8 x 15Exterior (in): 81 x 28 3/4 x 23 7/8  

    $7.95

  • craftsman raised panel casket plans and drawings Casket Plans, Craftsman Panel Casket

    Casket Plans, Craftsman Panel Casket

    1 review

    This is a digital download product!  These casket plans (8 pages) will be available for download immediately upon checkout. What's in the file? Use these plans to craft your own full-sized, standard-width casket.  The wood joinery is open to your interpretation as there are many methods any craftsman might employ to join the corners, box moulding, and the lids components.  The panels and the lids include floating panels, or "raised panel" design. For the novice woodworker, consult a wood joinery book or employ techniques you can find in a furniture builder's handbook to secure the panels and parts in place. What will you need? This digital download product includes the digital plans only. You will need to source your own lumber--about 100 board feet, and we recommend using 5/8 to 3/4 plywood for the floor. You will need hinges, latches, and top supports to secure the lids to the box. This design is pictured here with several different options for swing bar style handles.  You will need to select the style of handles and build or purchase those components. You will also need to select materials for the upholstery interior. About the design We call this design the Craftsman Panel casket because the sides and lid are constructed from floating or "raised" panels common in Arts & Crafts era furniture and modern cabinetry today.  With the flat panels you do not need a special rounded edge gluing jig for the lid. Dimensions Interior (in): 76 3/8x 23 1/2 x 15Exterior (in): 82 x 29 1/2 x 22  

    $9.95

  • Last stock! Coffin Kit, Toe Pincher, Plain Pine Coffin Kit, Toe Pincher, Plain Pine

    Coffin Kit, Toe Pincher, Plain Pine

    4 reviews

    6 in stock

    Build a classic "toe pincher" style pine coffin Are you inspired by the classic "toe pincher" coffin from the Old West?  Build this coffin yourself and stylize it with your choice of coffin handles and upholstery.  Finish with natural oil or a coat of Real Milk Paint and wax--or leave it as-is in plain pine. This kit includes all wood parts cut to size to build a simple coffin with lid. Includes instructions and screws and can be assembled in about two hours.  Includes shipping to the continental United States. Dimensions (outside) Length - 80 In. Width - 26 In. (At widest part) Height - 16 In. Coffin kit contents Upper/Head Side (2) Lower/Toe Side (2) Top/Lid (1) Head End (1) Toe End (1) Floor Panel (1) Bottom Rails (4) *different sizes Vertical Ribs (12) Lid Ribs (4) *different sizes Floor Rib (1) Joiner Ribs (2) Screws (1 lb.) You will need Wood Glue Power screw driver or drill Tape Measure An extra set of hands Optional complementary items Coffin Handles Coffin Bedding Finishing Supplies

    6 in stock

    $899.00

  • Sale -$200.00Last stock! Pet Casket, Plain Pine Pet Casket, Plain Pine

    Pet Casket, Plain Pine

    1 review

    2 in stock

    Make your own pet casket This pet casket is ready to decorate, paint, or finish with a natural oil. There's no limit to your imagination when it comes to making the perfect final resting place for your cherished pet. Available in 2 sizes, each box features solid pine box & lid, plywood floor, dovetail corner joinery, beaded texture on the long sides, raised lid, hinges, top support, and latch. Handcrafted in Wisconsin. This casket DOES NOT include handles. There are so many styles of casket handles to choose from. Be sure to shop our store for handles that you like. Small size is suitable for a cat or a small dog.  Medium is suitable for a small to mid-sized dog. See specific measurements in the specifications below. Specifications Exterior LxWxH (Small): 21-1/4 x 13-1/4 x 13 in. Exterior LxWxH (Medium): 27-1/4 x 17-3/8 x 13 in. Interior LxWxH (Small): 18-1/4 x 10-3/8 x 7-1/2 in. Interior LxWxH (Medium): 24-1/4 x 14-3/8 x 7-1/2 in. Material: Wisconsin Pine Finish: Unfinished, plain pine Hardware: includes hinges, top support & latch (Made in USA) Origin: Wisconsin, USA

    2 in stock

    $299.00$99.00

  • Coffin Plans, Toe Pincher Coffin Coffin Plans, Toe Pincher Coffin

    Coffin Plans, Toe Pincher Coffin

    This is a digital download product!  These coffin plans (7 pages) will be available for download immediately upon checkout. What's in the file? Use these plans to craft your own full-sized, standard-width, 8-sided coffin.  The wood joinery is open to your interpretation as there are many methods any craftsman might employ to join the panels, corners the lid pieces.  For the novice woodworker, consult a wood joinery book or employ techniques you can find in a furniture builder's handbook to secure the panels and parts in place. What will you need? This digital download product includes the digital plans only. You will need to source your own lumber--about 100 board feet, and we recommend using 5/8 to 3/4 plywood for the floor. You will need hinges, latches, and top supports to secure the lids to the box. This design is pictured here with stationary bale handles. You will need to select the style of handles and build or purchase those components. You will also need to select materials for the upholstery interior. About the design This coffin design was originally interpreted by the designer from screen shots from the movie, "Unforgiven" with Clint Eastwood and plans were adapted to build a casket for the designer's grandfather in 2002.  These same plans have been used to build hundreds of real coffins for burial as well as dozens of coffins for theatre and film productions in the years since originally publishing them. Dimensions Interior (in): 78.75 x 22.5 x 15.5Exterior (in): 80 x 26 x 17  

    $4.95

  • Casket Plans, Plain Pine Box Casket Plans, Plain Pine Box

    Casket Plans, Plain Pine Box

    This is a digital download product!  These casket plans (4 pages) will be available for download immediately upon checkout. What's in the file? Use these plans to craft your own full-sized, standard-width, 6-sided casket that will fit in any standard burial vault with any type of handles we have available.  The wood joinery is open to your interpretation as there are many methods any craftsman might employ to join the panels, corners and the lid pieces.  For the novice woodworker, consult a wood joinery book or employ techniques you can find in a furniture builder's handbook to secure the panels and parts in place. What will you need? This digital download product includes the digital plans only. You will need to source your own lumber--about 100 board feet, and we recommend using 5/8 to 3/4 plywood for the floor. You will need hinges, latches, and top supports to secure the lids to the box. This design is pictured here with stationary rope handles. You will need to select the style of handles and build or purchase those components. You will also need to select materials for the upholstery interior. About the design This is about the simplest design there is for a casket.  The dimensions will meet standard burial vault requirements.  This design is also commonly used as an alternative cremation container and as a natural burial casket. Dimensions Interior (in): 77 x 21 3/4 x 14 3/4Exterior (in): 78 x 27 1/2 x 17 3/4  

    $4.95

  • Casket Plans, Old World Casket Casket Plans, Old World Casket

    Casket Plans, Old World Casket

    This is a digital download product!  These casket plans (6 pages) will be available for download immediately upon checkout. What's in the file? Use these plans to craft your own medium-sized, narrow casket.  The wood joinery is open to your interpretation as there are many methods any craftsman might employ to join the corners, box moulding, and the lids. For the novice woodworker, consult a wood joinery book or employ techniques you can find in a furniture builder's handbook to secure the panels and parts in place. What will you need? This digital download product includes the digital plans only. You will need to source your own lumber--about 100 board feet, and we recommend using 5/8 to 3/4 plywood for the floor. You will need hinges, latches, and top supports to secure the lids to the box. This design is pictured here with stationary handles.  But you could also opt for swing bar style handles.  You will need to select the style of handles and build or purchase those components. You will also need to select materials for the upholstery interior. About the design We call this design the Old Worlds casket because the tapered sides of the box and the flat lid do not require a special rounded edge gluing jig.  In the Old World, many builders opted for no handles and the pallbearers would carry the casket on their shoulders.  Dimensions Interior (in): 76 x 22 x 14Exterior (in): 80 1/2 x 27 1/4 x 18  

    $7.95

  • Sale -$100.00 Casket Shell, Unfinished Pine, Solid Wood Casket Shell, Unfinished Pine, Solid Wood

    Casket Shell, Unfinished Pine, Solid Wood

    2 reviews

    Design your own casket Start with this a contemporary solid wood pine casket shell to design and build your own casket. Shell is made in Wisconsin from locally sourced pine lumber and is unfinished (raw) pine. The casket lid is a contemporary arched design and is very sturdy and structurally resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. Casket shell includes the completed box with a two-piece hinged lid and the hardware for hinges, latches, and top support installed. You will need the following to complete this casket: Wood finish (optional, ok to leave unfinished) Handles, there are endless designs to choose from Adjustable bed (optional) Casket upholstery lining parts, or a burial shroud Available in two sizes including Standard and Large. Both sizes will fit in a conventional 30-inch burial vault. The Large has an additional 3 inches inside width. Standard Casket Shell Specifications: Interior (in): 76.25 x 23.37 x 15.00 Exterior (in): 81.00 x 28.75 x 23.87 Weight: 140 lbs. Origin: Wisconsin, USA Large Casket Shell Dimensions: Interior (in): 76.25 x 26.50 x 15.00 Exterior (in): 81.00 x 29.50 x 23.87 Weight: 160 lbs. Origin: Wisconsin, USA Shipping & FreightList price includes freight service to lower continental 48 United States. For shipping to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and other countries, please inquire at info@casketbuildersupply.com.  To arrange pickup of 1 or more items, contact us for a quote.

    $1,695.00 - $1,895.00

  • Trundle Plans, Natural Burial, Cremation Trundle Plans, Natural Burial, Cremation

    Trundle Plans, Natural Burial, Cremation

    This is a digital download product!  These trundle plans (5 pages) will be available for download immediately upon checkout. What's in the file? Use these plans to craft your own full-sized, standard-width, natural burial trundle.  The wood joinery is open to your interpretation as there are many methods any craftsman might employ to join the sides and bottom.  For the novice woodworker, consult a wood joinery book or employ techniques you can find in a furniture builder's handbook to secure the panels and parts in place. What will you need? This digital download product includes the digital plans only. You will need to source your own lumber. For natural burial or a cremation you may also wish to make or purchase a burial shroud. Dimensions Interior (in): 78.75 x 22.5 x 15.5Exterior (in): 80 x 26 x 17  

    $4.95

  • Sale -$400.00 Casket Shell, Craftsman Raised Panel, Solid Wood Casket Shell, Craftsman Raised Panel, Solid Wood

    Casket Shell, Craftsman Raised Panel, Solid Wood

    Design your own classic Craftsman style casket. Start with this solid wood casket shell to design and build your own. This casket is made in Wisconsin from locally sourced  lumber and is unfinished. Available in pine, aspen, oak, cherry, and walnut (for any other wood species, please email or call). The casket lid is an arched design with a flush floating panel and is very sturdy and structurally resistant to changes in temperature and humidity. Casket shell includes the completed solid wood box, with plywood bottom (for strength) and a two-piece hinged lid with all the hardware for hinges, latches, and top support installed. You will need the following to complete this casket: Wood finish (optional, ok to leave unfinished) Handles, there are endless designs to choose from Adjustable bed (optional) Upholstery lining parts, or a burial shroud This casket will fit in a conventional 30-inch burial vault. Specifications: Interior length: 76-3/8 inches Interior width:: 23-1/2 inches Interior height: 15 inches (not inclusive of 4 inches inside the lid) Exterior length: 82 inches Exterior width: 29-1/2 inches (with stationary handles) Exterior width: 29-1/4 inches (with swing bar handles) Exterior height: 22 inches Weight: 140 lbs. to 200 lbs. depending on wood type Origin: Wisconsin, USA Shipping & FreightList price includes $600 for freight service and lift gate to lower continental 48 United States. For shipping to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and other countries, please inquire at info@casketbuildersupply.com.  To arrange for pickup one or more items, contact us for a special quote.  Additional savings may apply for purchase of two or more casket shells, please contact us for a custom quote.

    $1,799.00 - $2,999.00

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