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What is cedar wood?
Cedar wood is a versatile and durable hardwood that comes from coniferous trees that grow on both coasts of the United States. These trees naturally proceed a very fragrant wood and have natural insect-repelling capabilities.
Is cedar a good wood for a casket?
Cedar is a great option for a casket because it is an extremely durable wood, and it will not warp or shrink over time. It has a natural, gorgeous-grained appearance that is very pleasing to look at, plus with its natural fragrance and insect-repelling capabilities, this a top option for a high-quality, lasting casket for your loved one.
What types of wood are used for caskets?
Wood has always been a very traditional route, a popular choice when choosing a casket for your loved ones’ final resting place. There are many different kinds of wood you can choose from, and all will have different shades of browns, golds, reds, and yellows and will offer different levels of durability. Check our Wood Caskets to explore all of the wood casket options you have here at sky caskets.
Which is better- wood or metal caskets?
This all boils down to personal choice. The most significant difference between a wood and a metal casket is how the lid closes against the shell of the casket. While both are great options, wood caskets have been the more traditional route, while metal caskets are more durable.
How do you get the casket to the funeral home?
Funeral homes must allow their customers the option to purchase caskets and other services from any third party. They do not have to purchase a casket from the funeral home and, in fact, often save thousands of dollars purchasing it from somewhere else. That said, per federal law, funeral homes and funeral directors must accept the delivery of caskets.
How much does a cedar wood casket cost?
Sky Caskets offer a wide range of options for cedar wood. For darker cedar, you can choose from the Carolina Cedar Wood Casket or the American Red Wood Cedar Casket that both cost $1,995. Or lighter wood options include the Roanoke Cedar Wood Casket, the Roanoke, Oversized Cedar Casket, and the Carolina Oversized Cedar Casket, which cost $1,995, $2,695, and $3,995, respectively.
During this time of grief and remembrance of your loved one, Sky Caskets is here to answer your questions and help you in any way that we can. You can give us a call anytime at 800-759-1018 or send us a message using the form below.