Types of wood caskets.

Wood caskets come in many varieties and there are options to suit any budget. Most hardwood caskets are made of oak, walnut, mahogany, or cherry. Softwood caskets are also available, and often feature a cloth covering for an elegant look. Plywood caskets can be layered with laminate to simulate a more expensive hardwood look at a lower price point. Fiberglass or fiberwood is another cost-effective option that is strong, lightweight and attractive. Wood veneer caskets add a layer of high-quality wood over less expensive bases for a sleek but affordable aesthetic. Finally, solid wood creates the most polished look but may not be necessary for all budgets. Regardless of what type of wood is used, there are economical choices available for all types of wood caskets.