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Hardwood

wood that comes from trees that lose their leaves annually (deciduous trees) close-grained resistant wood, usually more expensive than softwood casket.

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softwood

wood from cone bearing trees (coniferous trees) lighter and more easily cut than hardwood.

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Birch

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.

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Cherry

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.

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Mahogany

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.

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Maple

it is light, closed grained wood that may be finished in any stain. found in furniture and bowling lanes.

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Oak

known for its strength and durability, oak is popular, light color hardwood. known for home interior trim,and wood flooring.

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Walnut

walnut is an expensive wood found in few hardwood caskets. it is decreasing in popularity due to the high cost of raw lumber.

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Pine

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.

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Poplar

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.

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selected hardwood Salix

a casket constructed from many different species of wood,sometimes referred to as salix or willow.

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Laminates

gluing together sheets of different materials. described as a layering over a thick base material, often is of finer quality than the unexpensive base.

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Wood Veneer

a laminate may include a thin wood veneer, such as oak, adhered to a thick, inexpensive material such as plywood.

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Artificial Veneer

man made or artificial laminates, such as vinyl, may be adhered to a wood or wood by-product base material.

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Wood by-Products

corrugated fiberboard is a cardboard often used to construct lightweight, inexpensive caskets.known as alternative containers or caskets for direct disposition.

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Composition Board

pressed board, particle board, flakeboard. particles of wood bonded together with waterproof glue.

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Plywood

thin sheets of wood glued together so that the grains are at right angles to one another.

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Metal Caskets

the most popular type sold today in the united states. among the various metals used.

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Ferrous Metal

any metal formed from iron (steel or stainless steel)

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Steel

a metal alloy consisting mainly of iron and carbon