Friday, 23 March 2012

I went to the local library earlier today and asked if they had any reading matter on self-help groups - the girl at the desk said - "If I tell you that, it would defeat the object, surely!" Cheeky mare!  

Time on your hands? Thinking of taking up a hobby or pastime? Philately not your thing? Thanks to Middlesbrough Central Library - I may have found just the answer!

Look no further! Building your own coffin (or casket) can be a truly rewarding experience. Constructing your own coffin from salvaged materials can save money (in these cash-strapped times – something to think about) and will reduce the consumption of precious natural resources.

If you are interested in a green or natural burial, then designing and building your coffin can be possible without the use of metal fasteners, such as screws or nails.

A glued rib construction can provide a robust coffin suitable for natural burial cemeteries that require metal-free coffins. All you need is some solid pine lumber and 130 tubes of EVO-STIK™ weatherproof wood adhesive and you’re away (literally!). Must be weatherproof glue mind – for reasons I shouldn’t have to explain!

For handles use some thick cotton rope. Ideally the cotton rope should be 1” or 1¼” in diameter as it provides a soft comfortable grip and adds an attractive, but modest finish to your coffin.

And that’s it! What are you waiting for? Get the toolbox out and sharpen up that plane.
The Old Coach House
69 Easthorpe,
Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HY
Tel: 01636 813289


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