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Saint John’s Abbey Woodworking is pleased to offer solid wood caskets and coffins which reflect our Benedictine values of Dignity, Simplicity, and Stewardship. 

Our caskets and coffins are handmade by the monks and staff of Saint John’s Abbey Wood-working. Each is unique and has a beauty all its own. The integrity and simplicity of our caskets and coffins will honor the dignity and sacredness of your life, or the life of your loved one 

All of the maple and pine used in our caskets and coffins is harvested from the Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum. This forest is sustainably managed and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. 

For the past 150 years, Abbey Woodworking has been building coffins to bury members of the monastic community. Over the years, neighbors, family and friends have asked us to build their caskets and coffins as a way of honor-ing their relationship to Saint John’s Abbey, and of supporting the mission of our Benedictine community. 

We also offer solid wood urns in a variety of species (Oak, Pine, Maple, Cherry, Walnut). Contact the Woodworking or the Cemetery Offices for more information about our urns. 

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MAPLE CASKETS

 

Our caskets are made of solid Soft Maple from the Abbey's forest in the traditional rectangular form and feature a two piece lid. The hinged portion of the lid allows for ease of viewing. The casket is available with a simple white fabric lining and pillow; or, if desired, can be supplied unlined. The hinges and lid stay are solid brass; the handles are brass plated steel. 

Dimensions: 80” (L) x 25” (W) x 17” (H) 
Saint John’s Casket - Lined, with Pillow $3350
Saint John’s Casket - Unlined $3150
Prices do not include Shipping/Handling

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PINE COFFINS

 

Our coffins are ’shaped’ in the European style and are crafted of solid Pine. This simple, yet beautiful style, is used for burial of our monks but has become popular with our families and friends. The lid is one piece and lifts off. We offer the coffins unlined—our preference for mo-nastic burials—or with a simple white lining and matching pillow. The handles are painted steel. 

Dimensions: 80”(L) x 29” (W) x 17” (H) 
Saint John’s Coffin - Lined, with Pillow $1900
Saint John’s Coffin - Unlined $1700
Prices do not include Shipping/Handling

Caskets and Coffins Brochure

 
 
 

 

Cremation URNS

 

Our urns are handmade by the monks and staff of Saint John’s Abbey Woodworking. Each is unique and has a beauty all its own. The integrity and simplicity of our urns will honor the dignity and sacredness of your life, or the life of your loved one, which it bears. 

Available Wood: Cherry, Pine, Oak, and Walnut
Sizes: Single Urn – 10-1/4”L x 6-1/2”W x 6”H; Companion Urn – 12” L x 10-1/2” W x 6” H
Pricing: Single Urn – $275; Companion Urn – $395
Laser engraving available
Prices do not include Shipping/Handling

Cremaition urns Brochure