Vintage Furniture of a Sort: Coffin Couches
Call us crazy (and I know plenty of you will), but I’m loving these couches made of 18 gauge steel coffins salvaged from local funeral homes primarily in Southern California (keep recycling local!). The Dodger Blue couch is my favourite of course, but the rest shown below the jump are strangely appealing too. We blame our teenage goth years for this unusual macabre love.
We at Coffincouches.com have the mindset of thinking “Green” and we know it is different but we strongly believe in recycling. 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!