Today : Thursday - Sep 18, 2014, 09:13pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Gulf News
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

The Bombay High Court Monday granted bail to Sooraj Pancholi accused of abetting the suicide of Bollywood actress Nafisa alias Jiah Khan.
Sooraj, son of actor Aditya Pancholi, has been ordered to pay a surety of Rs.50,000, surrender his passport and report to police whenever required for investigations. He was arrested June 11.


US woodworker offering ‘build your own casket’ classes

Sunday - Apr 15, 2012, 02:38pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

US woodworker offering ‘build your own casket’ classes

Minnesota -  A woodworker in the US is offering classes to the public to make their own coffins before they finally rest in peace.

With the rising costs of funerals, the New York Mills family is lessening the burden by making personalized caskets at a discounted price.

They offer classes where people can make their own caskets, and caskets that can be used as furniture, such as a table or bookcase, before the owner is buried in it.

Patrick Kilby has been working with wood since he was seven years old and has made his living from it for the past three decades.

“We build furniture, we do all sorts of furniture, sanding,” the website quoted Kilby as saying.

But in 2007, Kilby’s business changed after his mother Carolyn died.

“We were looking at the cost of burial. A nice wood casket started at approximately 3,500.

“My sister ... volunteered me to make a casket for my mother,” he said.

Kilby soon found solace with a sander.

“It was relaxing, but to be perfectly honest with you, I stood there and cried too while I made it, because you realize that it is final,” he added.

With a new found passion, Kilby now wants to share that option with others to help them think outside the box and he even plans to teach them how to build their own final resting place.

“Our objective would be to educate what their rights are, to help them accomplish what they need for that end of life situation, to give them a sense of ownership and to have them learn a new set of skills,” he said.

Since opening his new store in New York Mills called ‘A Simple Pine Box’, some customers have even brought caskets home as furniture first.

At a discounted price (with caskets ranging from 500 dollars to 2,000 dollars), with a personal touch, Kilby said he wants customers to save money first before a ride in a hearse.

“You can buy a 1,000-dollar casket from us, and it does exactly what a 5,000-dollar casket will do.

“It’s a great honor when a family comes to us, and trusts us to do something for their loved one,” he said.


Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Slimming before pregnancy ensures healthier births (15th Apr, 2012)
Easter with largest egg weighing over a ton (15th Apr, 2012)
Weight loss compliment `best way into a woman’s good books` (14th Apr, 2012)
Justin is my protector: Aniston (14th Apr, 2012)
TV station airs porn instead of `Good Morning America` (14th Apr, 2012)
German man calls cops for protection from date with `insatiable` sex drive (13th Apr, 2012)
Dads’ post-natal depression could also take a toll on their babies (13th Apr, 2012)
Men get dumber around women (13th Apr, 2012)
`Genius` Brit girl age 4 joins Mensa with IQ of 159 (13th Apr, 2012)
I am very much single, says Asin (13th Apr, 2012)
Are you having the best sex ever? (13th Apr, 2012)
Good if men sleep after sex (13th Apr, 2012)
One third of women are secret snackers (13th Apr, 2012)
Hazardous toxins found in ‘nontoxic’ nail polish (12th Apr, 2012)
Men seem ‘tougher with guns’ (12th Apr, 2012)
Brit parents spend `50 hrs per month ferrying their kids around` (12th Apr, 2012)
Eating while driving `could be as risky as talking on mobile` (12th Apr, 2012)
Why men and women behave differently (12th Apr, 2012)
I was bullied: Justin Bieber (12th Apr, 2012)
Budweiser ad banned for linking alcohol with sexual prowess (12th Apr, 2012)
Gregarious people remember more positive than negative life events (12th Apr, 2012)
Women ‘can climax through intercourse alone’ (11th Apr, 2012)
One in three US women would trade high IQ for bigger boobs (11th Apr, 2012)
Premarital sex becoming common in China (11th Apr, 2012)
Saloon staff asked to wear flat non-slip shoes while cutting hair (10th Apr, 2012)

Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use