Add Finishing Touches
Attach the two support blocks together using glue and #18 x 1 1/4-inch wire brads. Drill pocket holes (for 3/4" stock) on the support block assembly.
Position the support block assembly 27-3/4" from inside edge of the bottom end with the end of the assembly perpendicular to the side. Attach using glue and 1-1/4" pocket-hole screws (image 1).
Turn over the coffin assembly. Measure 29-1/4" along the same edge to which the support block assembly is attached. Mark a line perpendicular to the edge. Drill a countersunk pilot hole at 4 inches from edge on this line and drive a 2" screw through the bottom and into the support block assembly (image 2).
Turn over the coffin assembly. Drill a pilot hole for the folding support hinge centered across the width and 1/2-inches from the end of the support block assembly. Attach the folding support hinge to the support block assembly using one of the screws supplied with hinge (image 3).
Position the lid perpendicular to the coffin assembly and attach the other end of the hinge to the lid using #8 x 1/2" washer-head screws (image 4).
Position the handle 28 inches from the end of the lid flush with side. Attach using glue and #18 x 1-inch wire brads.