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Do It Yourself Coffin for Pets (Schiffer Book for Woodworkers Who Want to Be Buried in Their) Paperback – July 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Schiffer Book for Woodworkers Who Want to Be Buried in Their
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764303376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764303371
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
The photographs in "Do-It-Yourself Coffins" are nicely done. Unfortunately, the artisanry and aesthetic appeal of the coffins are not. As a person who designs and builds fine, handcrafted coffins, I was disappointed in the level of how-to information presented as well as the quality and appearance of the finished products.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Eric Garwood on July 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have built one of the coffins following the directions in the book. Some measurements are missing, and some are not correct. This cost me in materials and time. Beware!
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Adron Ikerd on April 13, 2005
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I should have paid more attention to the ratings. I was looking for something to get me started, and this book just barely did that. Anyone with any woodworking skill at all will cringe at the drawings and poor quality of the measurements. Photo's are good. Quality of the products are very pooooor!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 1999
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I was very disappointed in this book. We make our living from woodworking and the techniques in this book are better suited to junior high school shop class.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael W. Scheetz on August 6, 2008
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Too bad this program forces me to put a rating star on this book, I tried to give it a zero but the site requires a higher rating.
As with the majority who have rated this book so far -- this book deserves a quick death. Poor craftsmanship and lots of wood putty. The excellent photographs only prove the point. The caption under the photo for tight finger joints should read "fill gaps with more putty." The poor orientation of wood grain, the cheap plywood, the missing measurements, it all was sad to see. The photos of the staining and finishing show very sloppy work. Even the upholstery work is a shame. I agree with the earlier review that suggests this book is for 7th-8th grade wood shop. If you have any woodworking skills and take pride in your craftsmanship, don't waste your money on this book like I did.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mike C. on November 4, 2009
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This book is a total waste of time and money. the title says "coffins" but it only offers one coffin to build (badly). For an alleged technical manual there are many, many things in the book that are just WRONG. The author invites you to rip a piece of plywood that is longer than the standard plywood length. The craftsmanship is horrendous with proudly displayed mitered joints that don't meet. I have the feeling that the guy who gave this book 5 stars is either related to the author or I can picture him trying to turn on his table saw through his straight jacket. Save your money this one is the pitts and a disgrace to be sold alongside serious woodwoorking books
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By Dave on January 10, 2014
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Built a coffin for my niece for a Halloween prop and it turned out great... Now they store all their Halloween decorations in it.
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I don't know why others haven't found this book as good as I, but I do recommend it.

I never imagined what I would have wanted in end of life comfort before I passed. Now I'm glad I made the decision to build myself the very best. I chose to rest easy in a simple yet cosy teak and maple box. There is some cedar under the lining. I do want to keep smelling good while also repelling creepy crawlies.

If I knew being dead could be this luxurious, I would have offed myself long ago.
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