Coffins, Traditional & Alternative.

Coffins are becoming a popular medium for expression and the choice is expanding almost daily.

Traditional coffins are available in either veneer or solid woods. They can be painted, for example in white, blue etc or in the colours of a football club. The surface lends itself to decoration with painting, collage or signatures that can impart a truly individual style.

Alternative coffins range from wicker and willow to bamboo and cardboard. The range of coffin types is expanding all the time. We can arrange caskets made to order shaped like a boat, race car, favourite football team colours or other items reminiscent of a person's lifestyle, occupation or hobby.

The firm of Vic Fearn and Company in Nottingham have become the 21st century champions of the unusual with their unique range of hand-painted or handcrafted coffins, ranging from a narrow boat coffin, others with stained glass window lids, an 'Angel of the North' wicker casket, coffins painted in Newcastle black and white - with cars or steam trains. There was even a request from a man having a coffin made in the shape of a rubbish skip as you will see below.......and yes...they are all real!

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