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Families are increasingly requesting to rent a casket. to facilitate this request we offer a casket designed to allow for this service. the casket is a specially crafted unit that facilitates an inner simple container to hold the body. the casket itself acts as "shell" around this container making it suitable for public visitation and viewing.
After the funeral service, the funeral director removes the inner comtainer holding the boby is then transported to the place of disposition,usually a crematorium.
The outer casket is reused for a number of services. Eventually the casket reaches a point of wear and it is destroyed. Because its usage is limited, the rental casket is replaced after a relatively small number of uses. However, due to the reusable nature of these units they are appreciated by families with environmental concerns.
Hand-crafted like find furniture, each wooden casket has its own unique grain. the natural warmth and beauty of wood is available in avariety of types and species. The interior material of a wood casket is typically either velvet or crepe. The classification "hardwood' simply means that the wood commmes from a leaf-bearing tree. "Softwood" comes from the needle or cone-bearing trees. Therefore, designation as a hardwood is not determined solely by consistency or surface hardness of the wood itself, but the species of the tree from which it came.
A burial vault is a sealed outer receptacle that house the casket. It helps resist water and preserve the beauty of the cemetery by preventing the ground from settling. For families wishing to choose a burial vault, there are a number of option avaiable. The most common option are:
- Standard concrete vault
- Fiberglass vault
- Urn vault