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Does any one have plans for a proper coffin (casket)or a tutorial or instruction manual. Not the plain square box type that you can find easily but a proper professional looking shaped one like you find in a funeral parlour
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DAGS coffin plans free. You'll get enough free plans to empty half of New York.
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Dave wrote:

The dozens of free plans are not for the quality coffins that I am after plans for. They are very plain boxes
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Well, I doubt you will find free plans for elite or high-end coffin designs. Those designs would most likely be copyrighted (and some design elements may be patented) and you would have to pay for them, IF the owners would be willing to sell their designs to anyone in the first place... that's probably why you don't readily find them available. Those who have the copyright/patent to elite coffins may also have contracted with interior design experts, to further the elegance of the coffin interiors, etc., hence the total design may belong to a group or company, furthering its chance of it not being readily available to you and I.
Your best bet may be to improvise, enhance and/or modify a lesser design to your own liking.
Sonny
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I always wondered why, when one is dead and can't possibly care any more, a plain pine box isn't sufficient.
There really is no point in burying a $10,000 fancy box that will just be rotting away in a few years anyway, or wasting fine walnut just to bury it.
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On 01/15/2012 01:49 PM, Scott Lurndal wrote:

A cardboard box into the oven then the ash into the (saltwater) drink, that's my plan if medcure won't take me. It they do take me, I'll end up in the drink anyway. Always wanted to travel.
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On Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:15:11 -0700, Doug Winterburn

I've left instructions to cremate me as cheaply as possible and to spread my ashes in a lumberyard or maybe off a mountain top. No money spent on a sermon or someone eulogizing me. Then my instructions are for my beneficiaries to go out and have a few drinks in my name and then to spend the rest of my estate on themselves.
But, I can envision a nice coffin (before it's cremated) as having its uses. Makes the living feel a little better I think, sending me off in style. And all things being equal, I'd prefer to be cremated in a fancy coffin than a pine box ~ except that I'm too cheap to pay for that fine coffin.
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snipped-for-privacy@teksavvy.com wrote:

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Hey "Build your own coffin" as the latest woodworking fad!!!
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You could build one if you had plans
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F Murtz wrote:

Some (all?) cemetaries have rules which restrict what they will put in the ground. For instance, they may require a specific sort of "vault" and a casket that meets certain requirements. This was explained to me over a casket that was pre-ordered 30 years ago and did not meet the current requirments, but was "grandfather'ed" in.
The new requirements insure the sale of more expensive caskets. What's new?
So by all means, check with your cemetary before building--and get your agreement in writing! I can sort of see some of the appeal in a project like this, but I'm not in a rush over it. ; )
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It is often not just the cemetery, but the government that specifies such things.
It is often not just the cemetery, but the _government_ that specifies such things. EPA requirements for protecting the ground-water/aquifer, for example.
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On 1/19/2012 1:31 PM, Robert Bonomi wrote:

ground, but are placed in buried concrete vaults.
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Sadly I go to a number of services as we say good buy to another brother. The hole is dug, the concrete crypt is placed then the 'box' is held up with straps over this. Many wives leave after the service, some wait to see the casket lowered into the vault.
Texas put in the law some years ago due to lakes and highways running through towns and grave yards.
LA started it years ago due to the high water table - crypts are on top of the ground - less they float anyway.
Lately with the lack of rain, lakes have dried up in many areas. Some graveyards have been found that were lost. Many very old country yards were last in tall grass and trees. These were a hundred years old or so and maybe the community were wiped out by Indians or disease. Either one would just cause others to stay away. The recovery of blanket covered bodies is not easy. Most is gone.
It is easier for highway departments to come in and move a yard from one place to anther if every one is in a concrete crypt. Just keeping the markers with them is the trick.
Martin
On 1/19/2012 5:37 PM, Just Wondering wrote:

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I could design my own plans if it came down to it. I'm just not prepared to spend copious sums of money on some exotic hardwood with attendant hardware and then have it all burnt into ashes in a crematorium. I might however, make a wooden urn to hold my ashes should my beneficiary and his family want to display me on the fireplace mantel. <g>
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On 1/15/2012 10:51 PM, Dave wrote:

http://www.squidoo.com/coffin
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Viewing the video of commercial casket making, they note that the "mattress", in the bottom of the casket, is made of shredded wood called "wood wool". Another name for wood wool is "excelsior", readily available from American Excelsior, Co. - http://www.americanexcelsior.com /
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On 1/15/2012 5:47 PM, F Murtz wrote:

http://www.casketplans.com/casket-plans /
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4ax.com:

Bury me in a coffin that resembles my house. Pine interior, sandwiched with drywall and vinyl siding. Don't forget the ice and water shield on the roof!
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Don't forget the vapour barrier, if using insulation, and the positive ventilation system.
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Bury me in a coffin that resembles my house. Pine interior, sandwiched with drywall and vinyl siding. Don't forget the ice and water shield on the roof!
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My brother recently passed away. He had always said that he wanted a plain pine coffin, and he was serious about it. My sister in law honored his wishes, only to find that a "Plain Pine Coffin" cost almost twice as much as a standard commercial one. Go figure!
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