Frequently asked questions
MARKET - What are caskets made of?
Caskets are made primarily from two types of materials: wood and metal.
The most costly wood caskets are made from Mahogany and Walnut, two species of wood which are in scarce supply. Cherry, Maple, Oak, and Elm wood species are more readily available and reflect the moderate cost ranges while Pine and Poplar are exceptionally plentiful and therefore, are the least costly type of wood caskets.
Bronze is the most costly metal used in casket manufacturing. Copper is lower in cost but shares the same non-rusting characteristics as Bronze. Stainless Steel is considered to be the best value in metal caskets. Metal caskets made from medium and light weight steel represent the lower cost ranges.