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DeathReaper
09-04-2006, 09:29 PM
Went here http://coffinplans.casadesade.com did this!


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/navarre1095/IMG_0780.jpg


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/navarre1095/IMG_0781.jpg


Paid 11 bucks for the Luan (finish grade paneling) and used 2 furring strips. The skull came from Wal Green's last year. I hope they get some this year, those are great!

Jim Warfield
09-04-2006, 10:04 PM
No matter how I figured it, I always had to have about a sheet and a half to make a coffin, in other words a 4 by 8 plus a 4 by 4 sheet of plywood.
Maybe the sides on this one are abit "skinny"? Maybe that makes up the difference?

PumpkinHead
09-04-2006, 10:39 PM
No matter how I figured it, I always had to have about a sheet and a half to make a coffin, in other words a 4 by 8 plus a 4 by 4 sheet of plywood.
Maybe the sides on this one are abit "skinny"? Maybe that makes up the difference?

yeah, it is a little shallow, only 8". But it does make a great prop!

I spent a little more (only about $70 :P ) on thicker plywood and 2x2 to hold it togeter and finished it out with firring strips and a two-tone stain scheme.
Here is a pic of it:
http://www.PumpkinHeadDesign.com/coffinlid.jpg

Happy Haunting,
PH

Jim Warfield
09-05-2006, 10:00 AM
I made some heavy-duty, able-to-take-abuse coffins featuring a welded and bolted together steel framework .

Bonesaw
09-05-2006, 11:51 AM
Went here http://coffinplans.casadesade.com did this!


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/navarre1095/IMG_0780.jpg


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/navarre1095/IMG_0781.jpg


Paid 11 bucks for the Luan (finish grade paneling) and used 2 furring strips. The skull came from Wal Green's last year. I hope they get some this year, those are great!


Kewl tip!

Thanx bro!

DeathReaper
09-05-2006, 12:18 PM
I made some heavy-duty, able-to-take-abuse coffins featuring a welded and bolted together steel framework .


Do you have a pic of this steel coffin?

Jim Warfield
09-05-2006, 03:16 PM
The coffin isn't steel, just the inside frame. It's covered with plywood, bolted to the steel. This way a solid and durable place to mount the hinge is created , nice if someone is ramming and slamming around, opening and closing the door alot.
Most real coffins are built very flimsey, but then they are a one-way ride.

John Coen
09-05-2006, 08:35 PM
At Jim's the coffin door swings both ways! :)

Jim Warfield
09-05-2006, 08:53 PM
He shall remain unnamed, but a renouned haunter went to open a coffin of mine (infront of a whole group of haunters) I was in the coffin looking at him through the bullet holes in the rusty sign mounted on the coffin door, so when his fingers curled around the edge of the lid my fingers curled on top of his!
I never had seen someone move so quickly backward for such a distance so quickly!!!

I love that rusty sign, it warns about contaminating the hog lot if you don't change your boots, it's from the 1950's, I think?

DeathReaper
09-05-2006, 09:24 PM
The coffin isn't steel, just the inside frame. It's covered with plywood, bolted to the steel. This way a solid and durable place to mount the hinge is created , nice if someone is ramming and slamming around, opening and closing the door alot.
Most real coffins are built very flimsey, but then they are a one-way ride.

Hmmmm.... Very interesting coffin! Did you build it yourself? Or, did someone make it for you? Just curious. :D

DeathReaper
09-05-2006, 09:27 PM
No matter how I figured it, I always had to have about a sheet and a half to make a coffin, in other words a 4 by 8 plus a 4 by 4 sheet of plywood.
Maybe the sides on this one are abit "skinny"? Maybe that makes up the difference?

yeah, it is a little shallow, only 8". But it does make a great prop!

I spent a little more (only about $70 :P ) on thicker plywood and 2x2 to hold it togeter and finished it out with firring strips and a two-tone stain scheme.
Here is a pic of it:
http://www.PumpkinHeadDesign.com/coffinlid.jpg

Happy Haunting,
PH


PH, I really liked that image of your coffin! That was awesome!! :wink:

Jim Warfield
09-05-2006, 09:28 PM
Until you get to see my house, you probably wouldn't believe the things I have built here. No brag, just fact.
Yes, I sure did build those steel-framed coffins.

DeathReaper
09-05-2006, 09:42 PM
Until you get to see my house, you probably wouldn't believe the things I have built here. No brag, just fact.
Yes, I sure did build those steel-framed coffins.


Wow! That's cool! Do you own your haunt house? You built everything yourself there? Do you usually invite other customers to visit your place when it is Oct? Do you charge the price for everbody to visit there at your place?

ScarlettP
09-06-2006, 05:21 AM
Roger, come here often?

DeathReaper
09-06-2006, 12:10 PM
Roger, come here often?


Yes, I do. May I ask why? Something wrong with me? :roll:

DeathReaper
09-09-2006, 11:24 PM
I know there are several white-colored coffins out there, yea, some a few black-colored coffins out there as well as gray-colored coffins!!

Some rumors saying that there are some fighing over about the coffin ideals and colors!! I had to ignore them anyways... First thing, this month, I have to go make my own wooden coffin with a paint in color "WHITE" and "BLACK" Jesus' Saviors Cross on it!! Does the color matter??

Greg Chrise
09-10-2006, 12:08 AM
That sounds like that is going to be so cool!

Usually the color of a coffin has to do with a complicated set of circumstances all to do about what is at the Dollar Store bargain bin and how much change Daddy left on his dresser. He'll just think it is for school lunch money.

Everyone wants black with chrome handles but, lots of time you end up with Battle ship grey and no fancy handles.

DeathReaper
09-10-2006, 10:36 AM
Do you think white coffins are cool??

Jim Warfield
09-10-2006, 10:41 AM
Not only are white coffins "Cool" but absolutely required if the deceased is virginal, such as yourself! hahahaah!
This helps the grave robbers and organ harvesters and people desperate to populate their party when nobody else deems it fitting to make an appearance.

Greg Chrise
09-10-2006, 06:24 PM
The coolest coffins would be covered with a silver or gold mylar like on the Lunar Lander. The next best would be white but in daylight it is a bit bright so generally a tan color would be more desireable. Black of course absorbes and radiates heat more than all other colors.

I have yet to see a peppermint paint job or like this cool TV set I once saw in a secret room that was pink glossy texture with white stripes of long white fur. Everyone thinks only in dimensions of one color. I have not yet seen a coffin with colored glitter or metal flake like a boat. Or perhaps tiger fur lined and purple House of Colors exterior with Gold pimpy handles?

Jim Warfield
09-10-2006, 07:36 PM
Wouldn't look neat to have a big, brass door-knocker on the coffin's lid?
then make it rattle all by itself like in a Dracula movie!
A peppermint-painted striped coffin could almost hide among the Christmas decorations in December, until someone looked a little more closely..,,"EEK! It's a coffin!"
Out steps the candy cane vampire, watch out he has a sweet tooth!

Greg Chrise
09-10-2006, 10:33 PM
Or Santa's coffin....Red with two big black belts holding it shut with white cottony fluff on the edges. Never seen that!

I think I just deigned my Xmas cards!

DeathReaper
09-11-2006, 01:13 PM
Jim,

Some haunters on other forums saying that white coffins would be good in a phantasm/morgue scene or with color on 'em, don't you think so?

Jim Warfield
09-11-2006, 11:45 PM
That is why I painted my coffin hallway off-white to make seem unworldly and dreamlike.
I could hear some of the first people walking through it saying, "It's just like being in a dream!"

DeathReaper
09-13-2006, 11:17 AM
Are all cardboard coffins worth?? I don't believe in them because they're all very flexible and easily to break apart!

Is it worth to spend about $55 on each of them cardboard coffins?? :evil:

DeathReaper
09-13-2006, 11:35 AM
PumpkinHead,

Do you have a pic of what it looks like inside your coffin? If so, please post it here and I'd love to see it.


http://www.PumpkinHeadDesign.com/coffinlid.jpg

DeathReaper
09-21-2006, 10:17 PM
Simple made half coffins for my yard. Not a lot of them. BUT, no covers, as some of you people have. Just open face. Actually had to cover in chicken wire to prevent the ghouls rom being taken. Go figure. :lol:

Raycliff Manor
09-22-2006, 08:03 AM
Greg, loving the Christmas Card idea! :twisted:

Kel

ghostess
01-22-2008, 07:37 PM
Went here http://coffinplans.casadesade.com did this!


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/navarre1095/IMG_0780.jpg


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/navarre1095/IMG_0781.jpg


Paid 11 bucks for the Luan (finish grade paneling) and used 2 furring strips. The skull came from Wal Green's last year. I hope they get some this year, those are great!

Funny information # 1: This is not his coffin, he didn't make it. He took the whole post including the picture from another forum and posted it as his own.

ghostess
01-22-2008, 07:38 PM
yeah, it is a little shallow, only 8". But it does make a great prop!

I spent a little more (only about $70 :P ) on thicker plywood and 2x2 to hold it togeter and finished it out with firring strips and a two-tone stain scheme.
Here is a pic of it:
http://www.PumpkinHeadDesign.com/coffinlid.jpg

Happy Haunting,
PH


Funny information #2: PumpkinHead, he took YOUR post from here, including the picture, and has been posting it on other forums as HIS own.