Many of us have spent our precious time and money looking for and trying different ways, to establish a successful business and earning a lucrative income. With the current Aids, swine flu and killer TB epidemic in Africa the demand for coffins and caskets are huge. Start your own coffin manufacturing outlet now, or become a distributor.



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 student 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 six months after the course.

Students must arrange their own accommodation. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by us during the day. Accommodation details can be viewed lower down.

Coffin Course (2 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:
Day One
Cutting the wood and assembling a number two coffin

Day Two
Completing the coffin, staining & trimmings

Casket Course (2 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:
Day One
Cutting the wood and assembling an infant casket with raised flat lid

Day Two
Completing the casket, staining and trimmings

Combo Course (Coffins & Caskets) (2 - 3 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 be taught how to stain both coffins and caskets, plus 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.

Required Tools To Start Your Business

Compressor & spray guns
Circular hand saw, radial arm saw or skill saw (must be able to calculate degrees)
Electric Sander & sandpaper
Electric Drill
Router and bevel
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
Tel 011-9723311 / 0826383608

Summary Of Costs
2-Day Coffin Course - R 2,500.00 Per Person
2-Day Casket Course - R 2,500.00 Per Person
3-Day Combo Course - R 3,500.00 Per Person

To book a course click here