COFFIN & CASKET COURSES
The course will provide you with the necessary practical knowledge to start your own coffin and/or casket
manufacturing business. Students will be allocated their own workspace with access to the required tools.
Courses are held in Kempton Park.
Students are required to arrive at 8.30am and depart at 4.00pm. One (max 2) students per course can attend, hence booking is to be made at least three weeks in advance. The course is designed to facilitate individual attention to each student. Free assistance will also be given to students for a period of 24 months after the course. A certificate will be issued on completion of the course.
Students must arrange their own accommodation. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by us during the day. Accommodation details can be viewed below.
Coffin Course (1.5 Days)
Students will personally construct a number two coffin, which is retained by the student and used as an example when starting your own business. In addition students also receive the following:
a) Seven templates (patterns used to make different sizes of coffins)
b) A sample scribe and skirting (used in construction of coffins)
c) Two corner blocks (to measure degrees on side panels)
d) A complete 28 page manual see index here
The work program is as following:
Cutting the wood and assembling a number two coffin
How to stain chipboard so it resembles hardwood (this is also covered in the manual that the students receive)
Casket Course (1.5 days)
Students will personally construct an infant (number 2) raised flatlid casket. On completion of the course students will retain the infant casket that they have manufactured, which will serve as an example when starting their own business. Students also receive a 12-page casket manufacturing manual with diagrams that explains the complete manufacturing process from start to finish.
The work program is as following:
Cutting the wood and assembling an infant casket with raised flat lid
(trimmings, staining and painting is explained in details by our tutor, these are also covered extensively in the manual that the student receives)
(Coffins & Caskets) (Approximately 2.5 days)
We have now also combined the coffin and casket courses into one. Students will construct a number 2 coffin and casket during this course. They will receive a manual for each. Students retain the number 2 coffin and casket that they have manufactured, plus they receive the coffin templates, jig and manuals.
Required Tools To Start Your Business
Compressor & spray guns
Radial arm saw or table saw (must be able to calculate degrees)
Electric skill saw
Electric Sander & sandpaper
Small tools such as screwdrivers, square, ruler, hammer, pliers, brackets, clamps, protractor and bevel
Payment by way of cash or electronic transfer is to be made at least 5 days prior to the start of the course. Due to fraudulent activities we no longer accept cheques.
You can register online here.
Students must arrange their own accommodation. We recommend the following:
JHB International Guest House
73 Ysterhout Street, Birchleigh, Kempton Park
(Please phone the numbers below JUST FOR ACCOMMODATION)
Tel 011-9723311 / 0826383608
Or visit the links below for more accommodation options in Kempton Park:
here and here
If you want to contact us about the courses then click here
Summary Of Costs
Coffin Course - R 2,500.00 Per Person
Casket Course - R 2,500.00 Per Person
Combo Course - R 3,450.00 Per Person
To book a course click here