Some casket design plans are available to download or purchase online from websites such as Cemetery Broker. Caskets plans are available to create caskets and include the full-sized patterns for all the pieces, step-by-step instructions and complete material lists. Casket plans are available for all sizes including caskets for pets.
Making a homemade casket for yourself, friends, loved ones or pets can be a satisfying project that is a personalized, money-saving alternative to purchasing a manufactured casket. The casket woodworking plans cater to novice and experienced woodworkers alike. For others, there are also pre-cut casket kits available.
In order to make a homemade casket:
- Choose the woodworking plans
- Gather material and tools needed
Select the plans to be used from an online resource or a woodworking plan catalog. Keep in mind the size, material and general type of casket desired when picking the plans. Establish a timeline and budget depending on the skills, tools, design and materials used. An experience first-time do-it-yourselfer should plan on about 6 to 8 hours to build a casket. Price lumber and additional materials like lining material and stain before beginning the project.
Using the selected woodworking plan materials list, purchase the lumber and acquire the tools needed to begin the project. If using pine, an average estimated cost is around $120 as of 2015.