For more than a thousand years, we have used caskets to lay our loved ones to eternal rest. Caskets are one way we can honor the deceased. Choosing a casket for yourself or a loved one is a very personal decision.
Early caskets were simple boxes made of wood – mostly pine, but today’s caskets are crafted from a variety of woods. Hardwood casket choices include traditional pine or composite hardboard, mahogany, walnut, maple, cherry, and oak. The wood can be polished to a deep shine or a subtle, satin-like finish. Wood caskets are classic and economical.
In the last 50 years or so, metal caskets have become more popular. Metal caskets include caskets constructed from stainless steel, copper, and bronze materials. Steel caskets are sturdier than wood. They are sealed with rubber gaskets that provide a more secure closure.
The interior of the casket is lined with cloth and upholstered with a mattress and pillow. Traditionally, white is used in the interior of the casket, but other colors are optional. Materials range from cotton to velvet to silk.
Our caskets are not only elegant but also very affordable. They feature beautiful finishes, decorative hardware, and sculptured corners. With a large variety of choices and prices, you are sure to find the casket that suits your needs.