traditional Russian Orthodox coffins: www.kizhiwoodworks.com
- Please allow me to take a moment of your time to introduce you
to 'Kizhi woodworks'.
Our efforts at Kizhi woodworks are focused on providing a traditional
alternative to the existing secular burial casket selection. We are
a family effort operating out of a small shop in Saxonville,
Massachusetts. Visitors are always welcome. Our coffins are
carefully hand made, mindfully following the shape and form passed
down through generations at The Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville,
We utilize the finest prime select five-quarter old growth sugar
pine, from the state of Washington. The exterior is a furniture
quality finish in a soft golden mahogany color. The handles are
polished brass. The interior of our coffin is softly padded and
upholstered with fine unbleached muslin. We provide a head pillow,
and an eight foot throw (savan), with an exquisitely embroidered
cross. The throw is provided as a half drape during the panikhida
and otpevaniye services, it is then tucked around the reposed prior
to closing of the coffin, with the embroidered cross chest high. A
simple cross is gold leafed on the cover. Dowels and latches provide
a secure closing mechanism. Dimensionally, our coffin will fit
within all standard burial vaults.
Please keep in mind that by law you are free to select a coffin or
casket from any source. Since we cannot afford to assume the cost
margins required of suppliers by the funeral homes, it is necessary
for individuals and parishes to contact us directly. We are priced
competitively, and will deliver within 24 hours of your call
throughout the North East to the funeral home of your choice. 24 or
48 hour nationwide delivery is available.
In addition to our coffins, we also build traditional wooden cemetery
crosses, to your specifications.
We at Kizhi woodworks welcome all church oriented consignments.
All items are carefully designed and constructed to your complete
Again, we appreciate your time interest, and support. Please tell
your friends about us.
Nikolai R. Lukianov, proprietor