Being A Casket Maker During COVID-19
When I first set out as a cabinet maker, finishing my red-seal in 2011, I could have never imagined being a casket maker during a worldwide pandemic.
A work of art
It started with a phone call on a Sunday afternoon. As is sometimes the case my cell was charging with the ringer off. The voicemail said "Hi, I am calling about a casket. We need it right away..."
Note from a customer
The following note came in recently. This is a prime example of what can be done with a casket kit. Hello Jeremy, I thought you might like to ...
The Healing Potential of Casket Construction by Cassandra Yonder
It was a thrill to discover the lovely work Jeremy Burrill of Fiddlehead Casket Co is doing to provide beautiful, hand-made, biodegradable caskets ...
Home Funeral Practicum
Being in the business of making caskets for people looking for an alternative to the standard funeral home offerings I am sometimes asked "Can I have a funeral at home?"
What will you do with yours?
Great to receive this photo and note from Ken in Maine the other day. He assembled his casket kit and chose to finish it like this...
A story from the shop
Such compassion of strangers, especially during a hard time in one’s life, or with regards to the challenging subject of burial, is one of the main reason’s building caskets rewards me every day.
Why I Build Caskets
I thought I would start the newsletters off by answering a question that is frequently asked: How did you get into making caskets?