Death and funerals are the most common parts of our life and it is not something we want to think about. But at some point, we have to die and that means we are gonna buried in a casket. In the United States most peoples use caskets in funerals.
A casket is a box that can be made of either wood or metals that contain a dead person’s body. Typically used during funeral service. Normally a casket is rectangular in size and features hinged bars on both carrying sides.
How Much Does A Casket Weigh?
Due to making materials, modern caskets vary in weight. Typically weight of a casket is around 25 pounds or 11 kg to up to 1200 pounds or 544 kg. There are mainly two types of caskets available. They are made from wood and metals. Also there are cardboard caskets available.
Wooden caskets are most popular among all types and are made of veneer, walnut, mahogany, cherry, poplar, oak, pine and maple etc. On the other hand metal caskets are made of standard steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze etc.
How Much Does A Wood Casket Weigh?
In today, modern wooden caskets are used for adults and can weigh between 100 to 250 pounds or 45 to 113 kg. Basic old-fashioned pine caskets and children’s caskets weigh less than wooden caskets.
Also, a luxurious wooden casket with an inner layer of bronze or copper materials weigh much more than typical wooden caskets. This can be up to 500 pounds or 226 kg.
How Much Does A Steel Casket Weigh?
Steel caskets weight depends on the steel used on them. Basically these are the dimensions and thickness. The weight of a steel casket range from 200 to 400 pounds or 90 to 181 kg. Even heavier reinforced steel casket models are available.
How Much Does A Cardboard Casket Weigh?
A typical cardboard casket weighs around 20 to 80 pounds or 9 to 36 kg. Cardboard caskets are very lightweight and environmentally friendly. For an elegant look, sometimes a cardboard casket is covered with fabrics. It is mainly used for cremation and green burials. Some of these casket weights can be up to 250 pounds or 113 kg.
What Are The Price of Caskets?
Casket’s price varies depending on style, materials, design etc. Typically the average cost of a casket is between 2000 to 5000 USD. For some models, the price can be as much as 1000 USD or more.
Below Is The Price Of Different Types Of Caskets.
+Cremation Caskets: Average price of a cremation casket is around $500. They range in price from $100 to over $3000.
+Biodegradable Caskets: Average price of biodegradable caskets is around $1500. They are usually made of seagrass, willow, bamboo etc.
+Steel Caskets: Average cost of steel caskets isis around $2000. They are durable and very appealing designs.
+Bronze And Copper Caskets: Average price of this type of casket is around $3000. Price can go over $10000.
+Wood Veneer Caskets: Veneer wood caskets price on average $3000. They are made from softwood.
+Hardwood Caskets: This type of casket price around $4000 and is usually made from natural woods like maple, oak etc.
>>In the United States Caskets are more popular than coffins.
>>In the U.S. except in 9 states (CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MI, NE, NJ, NY), the family can conduct the funerals themselves at home.