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There are many types of metal caskets, and each type has its unique features and advantages. Bronze, copper, and stainless steel are considered semi-precious metals. Carbon steel caskets are categorized based on the thickness of the material used. (e.g. 16-gauge steel, 18-gauge steel, and 20-gauge steel.) The high gloss paint finish is achieved by implementing a wet sanding process, which is similar to that used in the manufacturing of luxury automobiles. Our caskets offer various grades of both velvet and crepe material in the interior which complement the quality and overall appearance of every casket. The locking mechanism, provides a simple but effective closing system without compromising the exterior appearance of the casket. Metal caskets are available in both protective and non-protective models.
The oldest material known to man makes it a natural and environmentally sound choice when selecting a casket. Hardwood is also strong, beautiful, and shock resistant. And just as no two pieces of hardwood are exactly the same, each casket that is handcrafted of hardwood has its own, warming identity. Choosing a hardwood casket also leaves a legacy for the next generation because wood is a renewable resource.
Hardwood casket moldings are sculpted by hand and the entire piece is hand rubbed between multiple coats of lacquer. Hardwood caskets are completed with a full-polished, hand-rubbed high gloss or satin finish.
Professional woodworkers, skilled in the art of cabinetry, follow many steps to ensure that the quality of the final product is comparable to that of the finest furniture. These craftsmen apply a wide variety of exterior finishes that accent the graining pattern that is unique to each species of wood.
All hardwood caskets are suitable for cremation.