Other Coffin Stand Options
Plaster Gallery Inc.
manufactures a square plaster pedestal that
is great for displaying a Halloween coffin on. This
particular pedestal measures sixteen inches high, making the lid
of the coffin about twenty-seven inches above the ground
when the coffin is set on top. Just remember, you will need two, one for
each end of the coffin. Their plaster products use only the highest grade
of plaster for all their castings and no fillers are added.
Using two of these is our favorite method to display our toe pincher coffin.
Most plaster pedestals such as
this one come un-painted, allowing you to paint and detail them to your
particular tastes. We hand painted ours with two coats of
semi-gloss black acrylic paint, allowing sufficient drying time
in between each coat. Be sure to paint all surfaces of the
pedestal including the top and bottom, as this will help seal the
plaster from moisture and abrasion. Remember, plaster is not
meant to take a lot of abuse and will chip or break if
mistreated. You could also paint them to look like they were
made of wood, marble, etc.
Two thick logs cut to the same height and around the same
rustic looking stands for a coffin. These should be
twelve inches in diameter or more and cut flat on each end
for stability. You can sometimes find these at your nursery
can also check with firewood providers in your area.
You could also cut your
own with a
chainsaw if you leave in or near a wooded area.
be certain to
check with the forestry department for any
special instructions, regulations and permits that
you might need before cutting down any trees! After
you have your two cut logs, you will probably want to seal
them to prevent deterioration and help prevent insects from
eating at them.
Failing anything else, you can always use decorative block
to set your Halloween coffin on. These blocks can be found
in the home and garden section at your local home
improvement store. They can be painted to any color you