We have a varied selection of caskets available in our showroom and more available to look at digitally. If you are looking for a specific type of casket or manufacturer's model, please contact us and we will make every effort possible to accommodate your needs.
Things to consider:
- wood or metal casket?
- for wood caskets, is there a particular type of wood preferred?
-- hardwood caskets are made of solid wood, such as mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan, poplar, and pine. Pricing is much like that of solid wood furniture. Harder woods, such as mahogany, walnut, and cherry are at the high end. Pine, poplar, and willow are at the low end. Mid-range materials include oak, birch, and maple. A less expensive alternative to solid hardwood is wood veneer.
- for metal caskets, two decisions will need to be made:
-- gasketed or non-gasketed -- refers to the rubber gasket that is used to seal the casket to help prevent outside elements from entering.
-- gauge -- refers to stainless and carbon steel that come in different gauges of thickness, usually 16- 18- and 20-gauge. The smaller number is thicker and heavier, therefore, 16-gauge steel is thicker than 20-gauge.
We are here to help navigate any questions you may have about caskets or anything else.