O scale model

  1. Details include: Interior etched floor boards, interior raised interior platform with ramp and stairs, laser-cut roof trusses with interior post and beam support, one piece removable roof, windows and doors that can be positioned open or closed and include laser-cut glazing.

  2. Out trademark EASY to follow FULLY Illustrated Step-By-Step instructions make building easy!

  3. Precision Laser cut wood construction.

  4. Includes our laser-cut, realistic tar
    paper roofing

  5. 4-sided Architecture = GREAT viewing from all sides.

  6. Footprint    N = 2.6” x 2.6”

  7. Footprint    HO = 4.7" x 4.7"

  8. Footprint    S = 6.25” x 6.25”

  9. Footprint    O = 8.5” x 8.5”

  10. Based on drawings provided by George Franke.

  11. With all of kits, we include some way for you to customize our structures right out of the box.
    The O scale version is designed with
    vertical planks etched on the interior and exterior walls. Battens are provided as strip wood so that you have the option of building
    the structure as shown, or with out battens.

Kit #Z-24

not available

Kit #124


Kit #224


Kit #324


Kit #824


O scale model

O scale model

HO scale model

HO scale Franke’s (above)
Interior detailing shown below

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History: (by George Franke)
In the early years of our country, particularly in the western states, the man who crafted furniture was also the one who built coffins and served as the undertaker for the small towns surrounding the railroads, mines and logging operations. He had the tools and skills necessary to provide what was necessary for resting one’s body at the end of the day, so to speak!

The Franke Furniture and Coffin Shop was originally a cooperage, producing barrels, kegs and vats for a variety of uses. However, its biggest customer, a local brewery, fell on hard times and went out of business. Whereupon, David Franke, descendent of a long line of carpenters and furniture designers, moved his business from a store front into the more spacious cooperage building and now produces fine furniture and caskets.

The Design:
A Furniture and Coffin Shop is just one of the many possibilities that this structure could be built as.

Many modelers have built this as a machine shop, a logging building, mining building, trackside warehouse, cooperage, and many more! See out the Wild West Gallery page for ideas!

Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop

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