Flashcards in caskets Deck (20):
wood that comes from trees that lose their leaves annually (deciduous trees) close-grained resistant wood, usually more expensive than softwood casket.
wood from cone bearing trees (coniferous trees) lighter and more easily cut than hardwood.
the birch tree is characterized by its smooth,thin layered bark.is a closed grain, heavy white wood, durable wood, often seen in kitchen cabinetry, it will accept a variety of stains.
cherry is another white, closed grained wood that is often stained in a red hue. a high glass finish complements the rich appearance of this attractive species.
considered the premier hardwood by many, it one of the most expensive species used in casket construction due to the fact that it is imported form central america and sometimes africa. fine grained, reddish brown in appearance.
it is light, closed grained wood that may be finished in any stain. found in furniture and bowling lanes.
known for its strength and durability, oak is popular, light color hardwood. known for home interior trim,and wood flooring.
walnut is an expensive wood found in few hardwood caskets. it is decreasing in popularity due to the high cost of raw lumber.
is an abundant resource in the united states. noted for its twig-knots which provide an attractive feature for many consumers,considered a softwood that varies in grain pattern, low in price.
a number of woods originate from the populus genus of trees. cottonwood,tulip tree,willow,and salix. it is found in the eastern and central united states and it is noted for its rapid growth and luxuriant foliage.
selected hardwood Salix
a casket constructed from many different species of wood,sometimes referred to as salix or willow.
gluing together sheets of different materials. described as a layering over a thick base material, often is of finer quality than the unexpensive base.
a laminate may include a thin wood veneer, such as oak, adhered to a thick, inexpensive material such as plywood.
man made or artificial laminates, such as vinyl, may be adhered to a wood or wood by-product base material.
corrugated fiberboard is a cardboard often used to construct lightweight, inexpensive caskets.known as alternative containers or caskets for direct disposition.
pressed board, particle board, flakeboard. particles of wood bonded together with waterproof glue.
thin sheets of wood glued together so that the grains are at right angles to one another.
the most popular type sold today in the united states. among the various metals used.
any metal formed from iron (steel or stainless steel)