Do-It-Yourself Coffin/Bookcase

"For $9.95 he'll mail you plans for a do-it-yourself coffin that also works as a bookcase."

I guess when you die your family wouldn't even need to remove the books. Just throw you in there with them.

Oshkosh Northwestern - Mar 23, 1993

Lincoln Star - Mar 23, 1993

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 16, 2018
     Category: Death | Books | 1990s

Maybe weird, but it is not unknown:

Posted by Patrick on 04/16/18 at 09:02 AM
Get one of these and you can use it for a potted plant until time for use:

True story: Dad built a plain wood casket for an acquaintance at the friends request. I think it cost a little more than 20 dollars but it turned out nice. He used 1 1/2 inch rope for the handles. Definitely unique in today's funerary hard sell climate.
Posted by KDP on 04/16/18 at 10:37 AM
New Orleans' first great chef and restaurateur, Warren Leruth, kept his (plain) casket in his office and used it for a wine rack.
Posted by Virtual on 04/16/18 at 11:04 AM
Hey, now! You don't bury books just like that.
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/21/18 at 11:11 AM
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