The majority of metal caskets available on the market today are known as “protective” caskets. This terminology reflects that they are manufactured with a one-piece rubber gasket that runs around the inner lid of the casket.
Once closed, a locking mechanism draws the lids onto the base and the gasket forms a seal. This protective seal protects the deceased from the entrance of air and other gravesite elements.
Many higher quality metal caskets utilize a sophisticated magnesium rust inhibitor process. Metal caskets are commonly manufactured in 20, 18 and 16 gauge metals. Interiors are tastefully coordinated in a variety of materials form crepe to velvet allowing for a range of pricing to meet a wide variety of budget concerns.
Hand crafted like fine furniture, each wooden casket has it’s own unique graining pattern. The natural warmth and beauty of wood is available in a variety of types and species. The interior material of a wood casket is typically either velvet or crepe.
The classification “hardwood” simply means that the wood comes from a leaf-bearing tree. “Softwood” comes from the needle or cone-bearing trees. Therefore, designation as a hardwood is not determined solely by the consistency or surface hardness of the wood itself, but the species of the tree from which it came. Cost can vary depending on whether the sides of the casket are constructed from solid wood or a veneering process has been utilized.
We recognize the religious beliefs of our Jewish customers and so provide a selection of high quality all wood orthodox caskets from which to choose.
Wood creates a warmth and beautiful casket, but solid hardwoods can also mean a higher price. Today, a more affordable choice is combination of wood and veneer caskets. In fact, premium wood veneers and engineered wood composites provide strength and eliminate many of the defects found naturally in wood. They are available in a variety of popular wood stains, making them a popular selection for today’s families.
Cloth CoveredWe are pleased to offer a large selection of Traditional Caskets and Containers designed to meet the needs of immediate cremation and burial requests. All wooden caskets and containers are suitable for services involving cremation as means of final disposition.
All of our caskets and containers have been selected by us to provide a range of products that meet both the need for quality and affordability that is reflected in the broad requirements of the customers we serve.
Cremation containers can be either made of wood or cardboard. They tend to have the appearance of traditional burial caskets.
Cremation Containers – Urn Store
Designed to provide a practical consideration for immediate disposition requests, these containers provide a dignified option for families.
The various choices of materials and designs keep the practicality and affordability in mind for those selecting the services while respecting the dignity and reverence for the deceased.
In addition to providing protection and shelter for the deceased prior to the cremation process these containers protect the employees from any potential health concerns after death when handling the deceased’s remains.
Families are increasingly requesting to rent a casket. To facilitate this request we offer a casket designed to allow for this service. The casket is a specially crafted unit that facilitates an inner simple container to hold the body. The casket itself acts as a “shell” around this container making it suitable for public visitation and viewing.
After the funeral service, the funeral director removes the inner container from the outer casket shell. The inner container holding the body is then transported to the place of final disposition, usually a crematorium.
The outer casket is reused for a number of services. Eventually the casket reaches a point of wear and it is destroyed. Because its usage is limited, the rental casket is replaced after a relatively small number of uses. However, due to the reusable nature of these units they can be also appreciated by families with environmental concerns.