What do I need to know about coffin building before I start?
May 7, 2009 3:40 PM Subscribe
What do I need to know to become a coffin builder? Are there regulations I have to follow? How should I sell them? How much should they cost?
posted by davey_darling to society & culture (20 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I am an experienced woodworker who is looking to branch out with a product that I can try to sell both locally and online.
My angle would be simple construction, somewhat roughly hewn, locally sourced lumber (pine or spruce) at what would hopefully be a reasonable price.
What is a reasonable price for a coffin like this?
What sort of interior finish do these things need? Does it have to be all silky and puffy? Would anyone ever go for a bare wood box? Do you need special latches or locks on these things? What am I missing?