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Size Chart

There are 3 things to consider when selecting a coffin size:

The length of the coffin must be greater than the height of the deceased, plus an allowance of at least 5 Cm and an extra allowance if shoes or a hat is to be worn.  

The coffin width must be sufficient to accommodate the shoulders and hips of the deceased. The elbows usually are close to the hips and may end up slightly wider, they will be close to the apex of the coffin and the shoulders are about 30 Cm higher. The chart below gives approximate dimensions for both measurements. 

The height of the coffin is often determined by the size of the Puku (stomach). It is advisable to measure this with the person lying down, as gravity will cause a certain amount of sagging once the muscles relax. Don’t forget that if someone is very ill, they will often lose weight before they pass. 

It is always worth remembering that if there is any doubt about whether the coffin may be a bit tight, it is always worth going to a larger size. There is never a problem if a coffin is too big, but it can be a catastrophe if it is too small. 

Carried Away cannot take any responsibility for the size selection, so please choose with care. All our coffins are rated for 200 Kg

Standard coffins

Size89
Inside Length1830mm1980mm
Inside Length6' - 06' - 6
Suite Max Height5' - 106' - 4
Approx Width at Hips550mm615mm
Approx Shoulder width460mm515mm
Inside Height308mm328mm


XL coffins

Size89
Inside Length1830mm1980mm
Inside Length6' - 06' - 6
Suite Max Height5' - 106' - 4
Approx Width at Hips650mm715mm
Approx Shoulder width560mm615mm
Inside Height428mm448mm
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