How to Build Your Own Casket 

There is nothing like the love that goes into building your own handmade casket for a family member who has recently departed.  You can also help out your family by building your own coffin. 

The guy in this video was rightfully so proud of his work and the love and joy that went into it.  It gave him great comfort that he had made his father's wishes come true.  It also brings people together in a common project which is a wonderful thing in times of sorrow and loss. 

There are many more videos available on YouTube about How to Make a Coffin.  You can get a lot of ideas and inspiration from them.  


Sales from links on this page result in a small commission to us, which enables us to continue to provide free content to help the grieving.  


Casket and Coffin Plans 

Choose what sort of design you want, whether a casket (rectangular) or a coffin (six sided). 

You can find free casket plans or coffin plans on the internet.  Here are a few that we found: 

Traditional Shaped Coffin Plans

Rectangular Plywood Coffin Plans

Or you can even buy all the materials in a kit and just assemble it yourself: 


Build Your Own Casket Kit

This kit contains all the materials you will need to build your own casket, down to the glue and screws.  The company plants 100 trees for every casket sold, so you can be sure you are doing the right thing for the environment too.  Click here to order. 


Where to Find Casket Hardware 

Casket hardware can be found online easily.  There are often beautiful antique ones available on eBay, along with crosses and other adornments.  Have a look at the listings we have found for you below: 

Casket Hardware on eBay USA

Casket Hardware on eBay UK

Good luck with your project and we are sure you will make a casket or coffin which embeds all the love you have to give within it.  It will be a source of immense pride for you. 

Recommended Reading: 

Related Pages: 

Biodegradable Caskets and Coffins

Environmentally Friendly Cardboard Coffins

Biodegradable Cremation Ashes Containers

Plan Your Own Funeral

> > Build Your Own Casket


Sales from our pages result in a small commission to us which helps us to continue our work supporting the grieving.  


Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Pendant for Cremation Ashes, Engraved Forever Loved

Memorial Jewelry to Honour a Loved One

Check out our lovely range of memorial jewelry for any lost loved one.  Pendants, necklaces, rings or bracelets, we have them all in all kinds of styles.  Choose for yourself or buy as a sympathy gift. 

Click here to see our selection


Beautiful Memorial Trees to LAst an Eternity

What a memorial for a loved one. A tree that will live and grow for many, many years to come. 

You can get all sizes from majestic oak trees to smaller magnolias.

Any of our range of memorial trees will make a beautiful living monument to the deceased. 

Choose a memorial tree here




Hypnosis for Grief - 10 Ways It Can Help You

Try a gentle hypnotherapy track to relax the mind. Learn how self-hypnosis can help you cope with grief at any time of the day or night.  

Read more about it here. 


Join us on Facebook for articles, support, discussion and more.  Click 'Like' below.




Sign up for our newsletter and receive:

"The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do
To Survive Your Grief And Get On With Life"


Our free downloadable and printable document "The 10 Most Important Things You Can Do To Survive Your Grief And Get On With Life" will help you to be positive day to day.  

The 10 points are laid out like a poem on two pretty pages which you can pin on your fridge door to help you every day! 

All you have to do to receive this free document is fill in your email address below. 

You will also receive our newsletter which we send out from time to time with our newest comforting and helpful information.   You can unsubscribe any time you like, and don't worry, your email address is totally safe with us.