People decorate their homes and exteriors in different ways for Halloween. A DIY Halloween graveyard is one example that interests a majority of homeowners. If you’re thinking of making one this Halloween, first figure out how you’d make a coffin – since it is the most important prop for that spooktacular Halloween display. An Imgur user has shared a DIY Halloween coffin, which might give you an idea of how to get started and finish with a cool deal.
DIYer has used 1/4” plywood panels, 1×4 planks, wood glue, drill, jigsaw, miter saw, hinges, LED light strip and paint to make a Halloween coffin prop. The DIY process started with drawing and cutting out coffin shape on a plywood panel using a jigsaw. The first cut out was used to mark the second one so that they are same in size and shape. Next, the coffin was framed up by attaching wood planks on the sides of the cut out plywood using wood glue and pocket hole jig was used to strengthen the joints.
After finishing the framing job, additional supports were added to the coffin and holes were drilled on the cross beams to make the LED strips pass through. Adding wider plywood panels formed the walls of the coffin, and the lid was secured by attaching hinges to one side of the coffin.
Finally, the coffin was painted – the inside in black, and the exterior was stained with the extra dark espresso stain. The coffin was weatherproofed with two cans of matte clear coat. A creepy hand made from a clothes hanger peeps out of the coffin, while masking tape displayed as a cross on the coffin front simply add to the spookiness.
After all the efforts, the project reached fruition, and the DIY Halloween coffin was ready to be displayed in the graveyard alongside the other DIY’d things including fence, tombstones, and signs. The coffin features remote-controlled fog machine inside to complement the overall look.
Making a Halloween coffin as this one would require moderate woodworking skills. The most interesting thing about the DIY coffin is that you can make it as scary as you like. All depends on your imagination and creativity.