Caskets - General Information on
By Chad Wiley
Casket, according to the Chambers Dictionary, means
chest, case, box, coffer or jewel-box. It is a noun or a
name that can be used to call each of these things.
But more than often, in today's world, a casket means a
box that is used for the burial of a deceased human.
Caskets are generally of different types, namely
cloth-cushioned, pure and solid wood, metal, keepsake
boxes or urns and Jewish caskets devoid of any metal
Pure wood caskets can be Ash Wood, Oak Wood, Mahogany
Wood, Cherry Wood Caskets, Maple Wood, Pine, Walnut
Wood, Elm, Cottonwood or Poplar Wood Caskets. Generally
hard woods are preferred in this regard.
Metal caskets are generally made of stainless steel,
copper or bronze.
The composition and quality of a casket determines its
price. Casket prices can vary greatly depending upon the
material used to construct it. For example, a fiberboard
one will be low-priced as opposed to a Mahogany Wood
one. Among solid wood caskets, Pine Caskets are the
Most of the wooden caskets are hand-made, polished and
varnished to appear glossy and appealing to the buyers
and accordingly a high price can be charged. Pine
Caskets being cheap are hardly visible on display.
The weight per square foot determines the prices of the
Copper and Bronze caskets. Stainless still ones are
priced according to their gauge or thickness.
What are sealed caskets?
Caskets come in various sizes, namely standard-size,
Picking the right casket comes down to the personal
taste and like of the family. It is important to pick
the casket that you think best honors your loved one.