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Casket Resources


#1 Tip: Don't buy a Sealer Casket, unless you want the inside of the casket to become gaseous and moldy (Picture a tomato decomposing in a cardboard box vs a plastic bag. The sealer casket is the disgusting plastic bag method.)

#2 If you order a casket to be shipped to the Funeral Home don't agree to a casket handling charge

Better yet ship the casket to your home and bring it to the FH in your SUV, van or pickup truck.


-Robert Alexander in Farr West, Utah 801-388-9158 

For $850.00 & up he builds this and similar:

Did you know that if your loved one is over 300 lbs you will be pressured to buy a costly over-sized casket? And then an over-sized vault too! Robert builds caskets for bodies weighing 300-500lbs.  AND his fit in a standard cemetery vault!!

BUY DIRECT continued

-Trusted Caskets is one affordable casket company that offers metal and wooden caskets for sale online can ship to Utah in 2 to 5 days.

-Tray-beir and Bamboo, Ratan, Banana Leaf and Seagrass caskets


-The old fashioned bier and shroud (gorgeous example of biers)


Build your own Casket!  

Robert Alexander has donated this 2 page "simple casket" plan so you can build it yourself. 

A volunteer made this video about his experience with funerals from the time he was a little boy until he met Funeral Consumers Alliance:


Made in Utah Wooden Casket

The Funeral Homes say they want you to be at their facility when your casket arrives because they had an incident where one has arrived damaged. 

I spoke to another director that said MOST arrive damaged! But that same director said locally built caskets NEVER come damaged.


One Director spoke of a casket not arriving in time for services. So, if you're buying on your own, plan accurately.

If a Funeral Home charges a fee for disposal of packaging it's usually too high (upwards of $150!). You can bring a pickup truck and take packaging to the dump yourself. The Transfer Station fee is around $11, depending on which county you live in.


April 2023, 5 minute Money News video about Titan Casket's direct sales to families. Buy a casket at to ship to Utah in 2 to 5 days.

Michael Sheetz formerly of Provo with one of his Handcrafted Coffins. He is temporarily not building caskets until perhaps 2025 but remains a true advocate of funeral liberty.

Don't know how to carry a casket or beir?

Man displaying handmade wood coffin
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