I was asked by a close friend to build him a casket. He was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and had 2-6 months to live. I was honored to build it. As a woodworker, it was a very enjoyable project, as a close friend is was very difficult. He wanted a “pine box”. He got a casket that was made with birch, walnut, maple, redwood, and poplar. It turned out wonderful. He lived only 6 weeks. I finished in time for him to see it. He really liked it. I really enjoyed making it and love the final outcome. I plan on making a few more just in case someone wants to have one. It took me about 3 weeks to make. I finished it with mineral oil and a final coat of mineral oil/bees wax mixture.