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Casket Kit, Plain Pine Box (Shipping Included*)

Sale price $849.00 Regular price $699.00

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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)

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."


Interior (in): 76-1/2 x 21-1/2 x 15-3/8
Exterior (in): 78-1/2 x 24 x 16-3/4

Interior (in): 78 x 27-1/2 x 15-3/8
Exterior (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

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.

 coffin handles, bale handles

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.

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Thank you

I can’t thank you enough for your product and your overnight shipping! My father always said he wanted to be buried in a plain pine box! I started on the project the day he died, but I wasn’t able to get a casket in time. I found the pine box kit on your website, called the number, and spoke with someone who was very helpful. With only a few days to spare, she said she could overnight the kit. We received it the next day at 11:30 a.m. My two brothers were tasked with building it. My dad had a great sense of humor, and he would have loved the fact that his sons had to build the box! My brothers branded the top with my great grandfather’s branding iron. I can’t thank you enough for the product and the overnight shipping. The whole experience gave us some humor and comfort that we honored Dad’s wishes!

Pandora D.
United States United States

Pine box

Very fast ship. We do green burials so this works perfect !! Sad this is the 4th one we have bought this year :( Good quality for price . The other's come with rope handles , bought rope separate this time & will have to drill the holes for it . Thank you so much for shipping so fast . Thank you

Kelly S.
United States United States

Casket Builder Supply

Kelly, thank you for the support & feedback. We are adding the drill bit, and layout instructions for drilling the holes for rope handles to a new "kit bundle" based on your feedback. Your comments matter, thank you for sharing.


Best Buy

This is the best buy I have found since another manufacturer went out of business, who was selling a similar product for $444 including shipping. All parts present (not always the case!), instructions fairly easy to follow - videos very helpful. Took me about 45 minutes to assemble. Thank you for making affordable caskets!

Robert W.
United States United States

Great Casket

I would like to thank you all for everything. Here are pics of our build for my father in law. Building it was a great and perfect way for the family to take part and help with the grieving process. I ordered the plain pine box style and instead of leaving it plain or staining it, i flamed it to make the grain pop out, something i have done on other projects and it really gives it a different look which was great. My father in law had 3 daughters so we saved 3 screws, on for each to screw in. We have gotten nothing but complements and everyone loved it. We even put my sister in law Julia, who is a bigger gal, inside it, picked it up and shook it to test its strength to make sure her dad wont fall out while carrying it. We got some laughs from that. I can send the video of it if you want to see. It took a little bit to figure out from your instructions on how to build but we got it the rope handle gave no instructions on the placement of the holes so we did the best we could. Would love to have a plan to follow on that one as well as the hardware install we totally guessed at all of it. Thanks again. We will definitely be doing this again.

Justin C.
United States United States

Casket Builder Supply

Thank you so much for sharing your story and the photos.


Thank you!

Best price I have found for casket kits since our former supplier went out of business. A great service to those of us who want to keep burial prices as low as possible. Be nice, however, to include at least some rope handles.

Fr. Alban Waggener
United States United States