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Choosing a Coffin or Casket

Coffins & Caskets

Coffins and caskets are an important aspect of the funerary process. Choices may be affected by personal style, type of service and budget.

Families can choose different woods, handles, nameplates, drapery, finishes, colours, and linings. These details can help the family feel that they have honoured their loved one with given them the send off they deserve.

The coffin chosen for a viewing will affect funeral visitors’ last memories of the departed.


Coffins

Candlepine

Solid plantation pine with a flat lid and fluted lid moulding. Clear gloss finish

Classic

Sapelle finish. Single raised lid with fluted mould, including white braid drapery, silver one piece handles and silver nameplate.

Traditional

 Solid Timber, panelled sides, triple contoured lid

 

Lincoln

Jarrah veneer finish. Double raised lid, buttoned and carved corners, top and bottom side mouldings Including silver roundbar handles, special satin drapery and silver name plate.

Silhouette

Single raised domed lid, rosewood finish. Skillfully blended with solid timber and teak MDF. Gold scribed lid and sides. Includes one piece ivory satin drapery, gold one piece handles and gold name plate.

 

Reflections

Available in Sapelle, Rosewood, Walnut or Teak finish. Trimmed in plisse drapery and including silver one piece handles and silver nameplate.

Crusader

 High domed lid with routed cross. Rich rosewood finish

Montsalvat

High domed MDF lid. Laminated MDF sides with a wide base moulding. Rich rosewood finish.

 

Imperial

Single raised lid secured by clips. Available in Mauve or White gloss finish

 

Montieth

 Solid Tasmanian Blackwood. Single raised lid, carved ends

Scotter

Single raised lid with plain box mould, sheer cut cap. Black gloss

 

Tudor

Two Tone deluxe teak finish with rosewood shading. Customwood single raised lid including white braid drapery, silver one piece handles and silver name plate.

Impressions

 Solid oak, double raised lid, carved ends

 

Fergusson

Solid cedar with pillared corners (Import)

Pearline

MDF with domed lid. Scribed lid and sides. Pearl colours: Ebony, Ivory, Bronze, Mint and Blush

Weston

Solid Sapelle with a domed lid. Low sheen, natural finish.

Artisan

Solid Ply wood Casket with a domed lid that is completely removable. Wool fleece mattress and pillow. Integrated handles add to the unique desig.

 

Enviro Coffin

Made from solid plantation grown Radiata pine with six rope handles. Lid secured by wooden dowel. Lined with bio degradable plastic or unbleached calico.

Enviro Willow

Natural cane hand woven coffin. Rope handles and biodegradable plastic lining


Caskets

President

Available in a Walnut, Rosewood or Teak finish. Solid timber domed lid, carved sides, trimmed with quality white satin drapery.

Grecian Urn

Features a domed lid, carved sides and base mould. Trimmed with deluxe satin, in white or cream drapery. Gold or Silver metal or woodbars and gold nameplate included. Also available in White gloss.

Senator

Available with velvet or satin drapery. Solid timber, domed lid casket with timber extension bar handles.

Chambers

Solid Tasmanian Blackwood casket. Solid Tasmanian Blackwood extension bar handles on the Sides and ends of casket to enhance the quality of the finish. This casket is trimmed in superbly pleated white satin drapery and has a rubber mattress.

Devon

 Solid timber dome lid, carved sides, quality white satin drapery

Chirnside

Solid Cedar. Trimmed with luxury cream satin drapery.  Features timber pillars, foam mattress, timber base

Hobson

Solid Tasmanian Blackwood in Grecian Urn design. Deluxe satin drapery, foam mattress

Enviro Casket

Solid plantation pine casket with a flat lid and rope handles. Unbleached calico lining and four wooden dowels to secure the lid. Floor of the coffin is lined with a vegetable extract sheet. Raw finish. Wooden handles can be provided upon request.


FAQ

What’s the difference between a coffin and a casket?

Coffins vaguely resemble the shape of the body. Caskets are rectangular boxes, which often have a split lid for viewing purposes.

I have a deep commitment to the environment. Can this commitment continue after my death?

Yes. Our ‘Enviro’ coffin is made from solid plantation grown radiata pine. Being plantation timber means that it was planted specifically for harvesting, and as each tree is felled, another is planted in its place.

There is no paint or lacquer on the Enviro - the exterior surface is left raw. This shows the natural beauty of the timber whilst not adding any non-biodegradable products to the coffin.

Instead of the usual satin or velvet interior, the ‘Enviro’ is lined in unbleached calico.

Most coffins and caskets have a plastic sheet inside them, which is designed to contain any body fluids which may be released. The ‘Enviro’ uses a plastic-like material which is actually made from plants. It’s a non-food vegetable extract, which looks and acts like plastic but doesn’t compromise the environmental integrity of the coffin.

Coffin handles are usually made from metal or plastic, but the Enviro employs solid pine or rope handles, made from natural sisal rope. To secure the lid, six simple wooden dowels are used.

Is the ‘Enviro’ best suited to cremation or burial?

It can be used for either. If it’s buried, the entire coffin is compostable, and over time will completely break down. If it’s cremated, the absence of paints and plastic parts means that the emissions from the cremator will be much cleaner.

Is it expensive?

Not always. In many cases, you pay more for environmentally friendly products. Our Enviro coffin is our least expensive solid timber coffin – it is less expensive than a few of our composite board coffins.