Friday, October 31, 2014

What's the difference between a coffin and a casket

Historic Spanish Point in Osprey, Florida is re-enacting a Victorian funeral for Halloween. (Some people know how to have fun.) A few weeks ago Kara Pallin from over there called me up and asked if I could make them a casket in the Victorian style. I told her that if she could show me a few pictures of the kind of thing she was looking for I could probably cook it up. Well, I just thought I'd show a few pictures.

Built out of pine and plywood.
Painted classic black

With fittings added, including period appropriate decorations

Ok, that's it. Oh, by the way, while they are often used interchangeably, a casket is usually rectangular in shape while a coffin is the elongated trapezoid of this one.

Anybody who's interested, just hop in.

Happy Halloween.