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Kit #124


Kit #224


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HO scale Franke’s (above)

Interior detailing shown below

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.

Our trademark EASY to follow FULLY Illustrated step-by-step instructions make building easy!

Precision Laser cut wood construction. Includes our laser-cut, realistic tar paper roofing.

4-sided Architecture = GREAT viewing from all sides.


          N = 2.6” x 2.6”

          HO = 4.7" x 4.7"

          S = 6.25” x 6.25”

          O = 8.5” x 8.5”

Based on drawings provided by George Franke.

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 #324


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.

History: (by George Franke)

Kit #824


Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop- back view
Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop-wild west models

O scale model

O scale model

Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop- interior view
Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop-loading dock

O scale model

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-other side

HO scale model

Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop-back HO scale
Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop-HO scale model

Franke Furniture & Coffin Shop