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Patrick and Karen Kilby in their shop in New York Mills, A Simple Pine Box LLC and Sugar Creek Woodworking. Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

New York Mills family makes furniture to die for

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"He can make anything out of wood. Anything," Karen Kilby said of her husband Patrick.

And she means "anything." Even casket furniture.


For those who have never heard of it before, casket furniture is just what it sounds like - furniture, such as a bookcase, that converts into a casket when its owner is ready to be taken to his or her final resting place.

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