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Woodworking & Furniturecraft

Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

Course Overview

None of us are getting out of this alive, so we may as well bury ourselves in our work!  Put your hands to work making something truly useful while also building a strong base of woodworking skills. The above-ground applications of your resulting project are numerous – a bookshelf, coffee table, storage container or entertainment center, not to mention a great conversation piece.
Beginning woodworkers will enjoy acquiring new skills, while more advanced participants will have ample opportunity to apply their talents. Chop saws to block planes, screw guns to dovetail joinery - this course covers a range of important skills while offering the opportunity to manage the key details such as proper sizing, joinery, handle construction, hardware and design options. Students will develop woodworking skills that will last a lifetime (and beyond).  The casket materials include cabinet-grade pine, birch for handles and bronze fastenings. You may bring a partner to work on one casket for the single tuition rate.

This course offers a rare opportunity to join a growing number of independent-minded people looking for a meaningful alternative to today’s burial arrangements and build your own casket--a beautiful piece of furniture with a long-term plan. For those interested, your local municipality and cemetery offices have details regarding any requirements or restrictions that may apply.

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