The Coffin and Urns

Simple Direct Funerals make our own coffins with untreated pine.
Most of our wooden urns are made by local woodworkers here in Nelson / Tasman.

We have again focused on providing not just an economical option, but also a coffin that is solid and reliable.  This coffin is particularly good for cremation and burn very cleanly as opposed to cardboard, mdf or other coffins.

Having only one coffin means that there will never be any pressure to choose a more expensive model.  It again removes another decision that needs to be made at a time when so much is happening. 

Our feedback has been very positive with these coffins as they are extremely sturdy, simple and clean.

These coffins can have messages on them or painted.  Of course the coffins  can be left as is.

With our burial option we again only have one option.  It is similar to the cremation coffin – untreated pine, but with a framed lid and pole handles.  There is no lining, but families are able to place in the coffin their own personal choices.


One of our coffin’s decorated by the whole family – lovely.

We used these covers that provide a much nicer look when we place someone in the coffin

Burial Coffin

We have recently begun a direct burial service.  Again we offer just the one coffin – untreated pine.  The picture below is an example of the prototype.  Families may like to decorate the coffin as they please.  


We now offer a limited number of one-off unique cremation urns and name plates for families. Most of the wooden urns are locally made from native timber.  The plywood urns are created in partnership with local artist Kath Dwyer.  They may vary from the photos as they are all handmade.  New urns are being added also.