I’m seriously considering building a coffin that would be for my father when he passes on. He is currently 89 and in poor health.
It would mean a lot to me (and probably to him) to be laid away in a coffin that was built by his oldest son and someone who loves him dearly. Yes, we would probably save some money, but that is not the objective.
What I worry about is running into technical/legal issues. Are there rules about the latch or hinges on a coffin? Are there any other regulatory requirements that I should be aware of?
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on this subject.
Of course, this is the kind of project I need to do in advance. I can’t wait until we need a coffin to start building it.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.