coffin in a box

CHISTANN flat-pack DIY coffin kit

CHISTANN Coffin in a Box
CHISTANN Coffin in a Box
DIY casket kit
IKEA ready-to-assemble coffin
CHISTANN flat-pack casket

full-fledged DIY eco-coffin in a box!

Unique, contemporary, eco-friendly wood and affordable.

Ordering a coffin online, getting it delivered at your door within a few working days ready-to-assemble by a single person. Including soft natural cotton lining and easy to put together without using your own tools or glue.

A flat-pack casket that doesn't look like a DIY coffin after it is assembled.
With common dimensions and made of sustainable wood. Suitable for cremation or burial. Developed and produced by the Coffin in a Box Company in the Netherlands.

Due to the clever Z-design the full length coffin can be flat-packed in a compact box which can be shipped using regular parcel services. The two sides, lid and bottom segments have a proprietary Z-connection which gives sturdiness and adds to the contemporary unique character of CHISTANN casket.

Final Footprint Challenge 2018
GIO award

Assembling the CHISTANN DIY coffin is as easy as putting together a simple cupboard from for instance IKEA and takes on average no more than 20 minutes (see video).

A CHISTANN DIY-coffin kit is supplied including screws, 6 load-bearing grips, waterproof bottom paper, a natural cotton lining set and a pillow stuffed with wood chips.

The lid can be closed in two stages, allowing the lower part to remain closed during a wake.

Buying a coffin directly - you can now

Arranging a part of a funeral by the family is becoming more and more acceptable and is recognised as a trend in countries like the Netherlands. Buying your own coffin online is an easy first step.

The DIY coffin kit is flat-packed in a custom parcel box. Made of light weight plywood and including 6 design grips and natural unbleached cotton lining.

Ordering a CHISTANN coffin online and select the desired parcel service for delivery to your address.

Saving on funeral expenses and reducing impact on the environment!

delivered in the EU to your door as a parcel in just a few working days

After ordering a CHISTANN, the coffin kit will be delivered to your door the next working day (the Netherlands) or 3-4 days in central EU using a regular parcel service.
Shipments to the US other non-EU countries take on average 1 working week.

Flat-packed in a compact box weighing less than 30kg, light weight, but still a full-fledged, sturdy and safe coffin.

Contributing to our environment by reducing the carbon footprint as the CHISTANN coffin takes up to 80% less space during transportation than the average coffin.

a sturdy coffin assembled in 20 minutes

The CHISTANN coffin is designed to enable a single person to assemble the kit in 20 minutes, ready for use.

No tools required and as easy as a simple ‘IKEA cupboard’.

Despite the compact box size the assembled coffin will have a length of almost 2 meters and is sturdy enough to hold safely a person weighing up to 120kg.

Coffin dimensions


  • Inner dimensions LWH: 198x56x34cm
  • Maximaal carrying weight:
  • Packaging LWH:
    115x70x15cm, 30Kg
eco coffin


  • European poplar plywood PEFC  / E1
  • Untreated & light sanded wood, no varnish or foils
  • Natural cotton coffin lining and wood chip pillow


  • Contemporary, simple, sleek and functional design
  • Split lid
  • Sustainable materials and clever assembly
  • Suitable for decoration
for burial or cremation


  • Biodegradable, suitable for (natural) burial
  • Certified (NL)ecertificeerd for cremation
  • Can be disassemble for future resomation method