Casket Vs Coffins
Choosing a coffin or casket is a very personal decision. But then you might ask “what is a coffin?” and “what is a casket?”.
The core differentiator between these two is in their appearance and design. You are free to visit Omega Funeral Home to see our products and learn the difference.
A coffin and a casket both serve the same purpose of containing a body to be buried. Choosing is up to your preferences.
- Caskets are made of either wood or metal.
- Caskets are rectangular in shape with only four sides.
- They have lids with hinges and are lined with cloth.
- Caskets are typically used in viewing the body during funerals.
- Caskets have rails that make transportation easy.
- Caskets are heavier, bulkier and more expensive than coffins. Little wonder they feature higher standards of workmanship.
- Casket linings are more sophisticated than the ones used in coffins.
- Coffins have six sides and the top is wider than the bottom. It is so designed to fit around the human body.
- The design of a coffin saves money on wood and this makes it cheaper than a casket.
- Coffins are made from varied materials including veneer, cardboard, bamboo, wool or wicker.
- Coffin handles are merely decorative. They were not made for the purpose of aiding transportation.
- Coffin linings are typically satin or silk.
So How Do You Choose?
There are two major factors to have in mind when choosing between a casket and a coffin. Although the difference between them is subtle; it is marked.
Costs: Caskets are made with better quality timbers. Coffins would be more cost effective, and may incur additional transportation costs.
Personal preferences: at the end of the day, it all comes down to what you want; what shape and style you prefer.
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