Is this the ultimate DIY project?
It has been called the Ikea of the coffin world: A ready-to-assemble casket kit.
New Brunswick woodworker Jeremy Burrill has been selling simple pine caskets locally for about two years, aiming to give people an affordable and more environmentally friendly option for their send-offs.
But when the owner of Fredericton’s Fiddlehead Casket Co. decided to expand his business beyond the local market, he found shipping the coffins to be expensive because of their heft and size.
So, the entrepreneur came up with an unconventional solution _ a “stripped-down,” do-it-yourself casket kit that could be easily assembled and shipped anywhere a delivery truck can travel.