Wood Caskets Review | Ultimate Guide To Buying a Casket
Wood caskets are becoming a stable in the funeral industry for burials. Over 60% of people are buying them to save money on funeral costs.
Gone are the days where people want to pay anywhere between $2,000-$10,000 for a massive metal casket that at the end of the day is one being looked at for at most an hour during the funeral service and then being buried into the ground.
If you are reading this post, you probably know about the high costs for metal caskets, and you want to learn more and purchase an affordable wooden casket.
In this post we cover everything this you need to know about buying a wood casket including:
- the difference between a coffin and a casket
- Which is better, wooden caskets vs. metal caskets
- Video of a wood casket being made
- Where you can buy a wood casket (and receive quick free shipping) without paying an arm and a leg
The Difference Between Coffin and CasketThe words coffin and casket are used interchangeably. However, there are some slight differences between them.
Wooden Caskets vs. Metal Caskets
Even if you have not seen a metal casket in person, you have seen them in movies or TV shows. If not, here is an image of it below.
These traditional metal caskets are used to bury people in cemeteries. However, is it the best option?
Over the years, families have been turning away from using these huge, heavy metal caskets to house their loved one's body that is placed underground. The two most common reasons are:
- Metal caskets are not eco-friendly
- The price is extremely high
It takes a lot of energy to make these caskets. They are made in factories using harmful materials that hurt our environment when they are producing the casket. Also, we do not need to mention that placing metal and steel into the ground is not a good idea. These materials do not biodegrade and cause cemeteries to use harmful chemicals to make their lawns look "green."
If you do not care about the environment, then you may care about the price. As we mentioned earlier, the average price for metal caskets is $2,000-$10,000. That is owed in addition to the already high funeral costs.
Why are metal caskets so high? Well not to point fingers but the funeral provider you work with typically raise the prices high so that they can make high margins on their sales.
Wooden Caskets Benefits
Wood caskets are cheaper than metal caskets.
For instance, the wood caskets that we sell range between $1,000-$2,000. For that price you get a reliable and sturdy casket, which is more than capable to hold people up to 6'5" and that weigh 350lbs.
Many people think that only people who want a biodegradable casket are those who purchase a wood one. That is not entirely true.
Sure, being biodegradable is a feature of wood caskets, but it also goes into the construction of the casket. They are made using sustainable materials like: