Casket Information, Guidance and Tips
Caskets, also known as coffins, are a memorial tradition dating back for at least hundreds of years. A far cry from the pine-box of days past, however, today’s caskets are finely crafted master works. Wooden ones are constructed from the finest, most sturdy of hard woods available and usually coated with an elegant wood finish. Metal and steel ones are available in 32-ounce metal or in 16, 18, or 20 gauge metal to provide a study look and feel. Caskets are also available to suit specific needs: Jewish ones follow the simple look and design required of that faith, cremation caskets are low cost alternatives for families wanting a high quality piece as the focus of a funeral in which the deceased is to be cremated, child and infant ones are smaller version of the full-size caskets, and burial vault caskets are sometimes required by cemeteries or funeral homes.