Coffin Couches

The guys at sells sofas made from recycled coffins (coffins that are not used for burial because of cosmetic defects):

Our niche happens to be 18 gauge steel coffins which we collected from local funeral homes primarily in Southern California. It is a health and safety law that funeral homes cannot resell used coffins to the general public. We approached funeral directors with the attitude of recycling. These coffins are not used for burial due to slight cosmetic inconsistencies. They are reconfigured and modified resulting in a finished product - a unique one a kind coffin couch.

If you notice (although it may be too small) the six cast iron heavy duty legs are embossed with the universal biohazard insignia. The reason we utilized this sign was because safety was our utmost concern. If you are not aware, once a human body is placed in a coffin it is considered biohazard tissue. The legs have the embossed insignia for
precautionary reasons in the event body fluids are exchanged on these coffins. Perhaps you would feel safe knowing that you are in designated biohazard scene! Ha!!

Link - Thanks Piper Kinison!

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I bought a coffin once. There was only a choice of two, because it had to be oversized. I picked the one that was his favorite color, then found out I would be saving hundreds of dollars with that particular one, because it had a tiny scratch.
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They weren't used because of cosmetic defects? Because those matter so much when the majority of the casket's time is spent packed into dirt.
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These are only used coffins in the sense that they were in a display room where you pick one out. They are either damaged in transit damaged while on display, or new models replaced them.
I doubt if any had any DEAD bodies in them. Maybe a few live ones but no dead ones. They become Hazmat material as soon as a dead body comes into contact with them. And as such the seller could not legally sell them to be used for anything but a dead persons coffin.

I've never understood why coffins are so comfortable. You are usually dead when you lie in one so who cares how soft the padding is.
Yes I've laid in a few. You have to be willing to try just about anything at least once.
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Ok, here are the truth-in-advertising points:

1. There's a big difference between a USED coffin and one that is not used because of a cosmetic inconsistency. The latter would be a SECOND, not USED.

2. If the coffin truly has been USED, it's probably because there was a viewing prior to a cremation. Then there was really a body in it.

These people really need to get their own story straight, because there are huge inconsistencies between their first and second paragraph (and a little engrish too).
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