Our objective is to help people build their own caskets coffins and urns. We believe that every community should have their own coffin builder. We diligently strive to bring good order back to death. Death is life’s greatest gift. We treat it as such.
I began building caskets and coffins in 1997. My grandmother passed away, I wanted to help. I didn’t know what I could do until my family began contemplating building the casket. “We are a family of woodworkers and seamstresses”, they said.
My uncle my father and myself handled the wood and my mother and her sisters the bedding. We were united in action, chiseling carving sewing stitching and contemplating life together, cherishing the memories as we built. Stories from the old days were shared. We remembered that our great grandfather served his – our community as a coffin builder as far back as 1927. Not for profit but for the good of it. A true service.
I was humbled. I knew that I had found my calling. My talent would not be wasted I would give what I could. I began sketching out my designs and building caskets coffins and urns whenever called upon. Our cabinet shop slowly but surely transformed into a casket shop, We built a showroom and filled it up. I was happy to design and build. I conceived handles and locks and latches all sorts of hinges and lid stays. I used unconventional materials and played with angles and fascinating joinery. I documented and digitized all of my work.
I truly believe that each and every community should have a local coffin builder. I’ve helped in the start up of a handful of coffin companies. I’ll continue to help, aiming my focus at helping people serve their communities with locally handmade caskets coffins and urns.
I began the online community of the International Association and Collaboration of Casket Builders. If you would like to build caskets coffins and urns for your community please join and begin this most rewarding journey.