Hand-crafted like fine furniture, each wooden casket has its own unique grain. The natural warmth and beauty of wood is available in a variety of types and species. The interior material of a wood casket is typically either velvel or crepe. The classification "hardwood" simply means that the wood come from a leaf-bearing tree. "Softwood" comes from the needle or cone-bearing trees. Therefore designation as a hardwood is not detetmined solely by the consistency or surface hardness of the wood itself, but the species of the tree from which it came.