A casket serves as the final resting place for your loved one during the funeral and after burial. Caskets are available in many types of materials, including precious metals such as bronze and copper, steel, and fine-quality woods such as mahogany, cherry and oak.
Wooden caskets appeal to many people, including carpenters, wood workers, anyone who loves fine furniture or prefers natural materials. Wooden caskets are often hand-sculpted and polished to a fine finish. Just as every tree is unique, no two wooden caskets are identical. Each has a unique warmth and beauty of its own.
Wooden veneer caskets provide a less-expensive and sustainable alternative to premium hardwoods. With these caskets, real wood veneers are applied to engineered wood. Engineered wood is made from the remains of the tree after it has been milled into lumber. The fibers are cleaned and mixed with adhesive resins to provide strength and durability. This engineered wood allows more than 95% of the tree to be used, reducing the number of trees harvested.
Your funeral director will show you all of the options available, including ways that you can make your loved one’s casket even more unique with personalized decorations and keepsakes.