We were looking for something unique and special…
Having Jake make our father’s coffin was just perfect. Being able to go out to his workshop and see how he worked and know that the coffin we chose was as ethically and environmentally as sound as it could possibly be was really important to us as it would have been to dad.
On the day of the funeral lots of people commented really positively on the coffin because it was such an unusual choice and because you could see that it had been hand made with care rather than just something that had been shop built. Jake was helpful and supportive throughout, suggesting options rather than pushing them on us and delivered all he’d promised in plenty of time so there was nothing for us to worry about throughout our dealings with him.
We were looking for something unique and special and that’s what we got. Thanks again Jake.
Grief is a strange thing but I felt great comfort…
I cannot thank Jake enough for the beautiful willow coffin that he made for my mum. I went to his workshop in the countryside to see work in progress and meet up with him.
Jake is warm, kind and caring and when I asked if I could do a little bit of the weaving, he was both happy and helpful in showing me how. Grief is a strange thing but I felt great comfort in weaving a few rows on the lid.
The finished green willow coffin looked really beautiful when delicately decorated with flowers and people commented on how pretty it was. I am so happy that a lovely local man used his own skills and local willow to fulfil my mum’s wishes.
Jake was incredibly helpful and kind…
I ordered one of the Sussex Willow Coffins for my mum as we were having a natural burial for her. Jake was incredibly helpful and kind, the coffin was made and delivered within a few days of me ordering it.
It looked beautiful and the funeral directors said it was the best willow coffin they had ever seen. It was woven properly all the way round, it didn’t have a wooden base, but a proper willow one (apparently many willow coffins have a cheap hardboard base and just willow sides – I had no idea!)
We put simple white lilies on the top and wound a few bits of ivy round the sides and it looked lovely. I was so pleased with it. I am hoping not to need another such coffin for a long time, but if I do then I would certainly get Jake to make it.
I absolutely know it was what she would have chosen…
Looking online for a willow coffin for my Mum I was delighted to find a local maker – Sussex Willow Coffins just a few miles from me. I spoke to Jake and he was extremely helpful, it was a stressful time and he was very patient and understanding. He happened to have a suitably sized coffin at his workshop which he was able to line for me and was quite happy for me to come and pick it up in my estate car, this didn’t faze him at all.
The coffin was really beautiful, we decorated it very simply with flowers from my Mum’s old garden and I absolutely know it was what she would have chosen if she could have done. It was complimented many times, by the funeral directors as well as friends and family. It really couldn’t have been better.