Normally, buying a
full size coffin
to use as a Halloween decoration or prop can be a very expensive proposition, but the
Pincher style coffin from the
Connection changes that.
When we spoke with Haunted Enterprises, the manufacturer of the coffin, they told
us that they wanted to design a Halloween
coffin with three specific goals in mind. First, that it looked like an authentic, old world
"Toe Pincher" coffin.
Second, that it was
affordable to buy and lastly that it could be shipped UPS instead of
freight, saving the buyer hundreds of dollars in shipping costs. After
receiving a coffin from them, we have to agree that they have achieved all
three of their goals.
Measuring almost six feet in
length and priced at under
three-hundred dollars (not including shipping), these hand-made coffins make
a great looking Halloween prop. The sides
and lid are made from pine boards and have been distressed to give it an old,
look. The lid is attached with a full length piano hinge for added strength. The back
of the coffin is made from heavy weight fiber-board to keep the
overall weight down. You can even buy a fabric lined version for an
prop was designed to hold a full size skeleton or other Halloween prop.
While it is not quite wide enough for most adults
to fit in, a slender adult or child under five-foot-eight in height could
fit inside. Since the back is made from fiber-board, make sure that the
coffin is laying on a flat, solid surface so you won't damage the back, or
if you will have the coffin standing up, that it is against a wall for
stability. While it is built fairly sturdy, it was not designed to withstand
a lot of force applied to the inside walls, so don't thrash around inside of
it. Click here for some of the
ways we've used this coffin.
As for shipping, the coffin
is shipped via UPS from the manufacturer, in one box and fully assembled! Below are the
measurements of this great Halloween coffin:
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