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A Quick Look at Different Casket Options February 14, 2022

Caskets can range greatly in appearances and costs. At Funeral Alternatives, our local funeral directors can help you figure out which kind of casket will be best for your desires and budget. Whether you’re planning to spend lavishly or are on a very tight budget, we’ll make sure you find the right option. Here’s a brief overview of common types of caskets.

Bronze & Copper

Many folks prefer bronze/copper caskets because they find peace of mind in knowing that these caskets are incredibly durable and won’t rust. Also, they thoroughly resist air and water.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel caskets come in the same gauges as standard steel, but are more durable. While not quite as durable as bronze or copper caskets, stainless steel caskets are still very strong and cost less.


With hardwood caskets, more expensive options include walnut, mahogany, and cherry. More affordable choices are poplar and maple. As a general rule, the harder the wood, the more the casket will cost.

Wood Veneer

Wood veneer caskets are made of real wood veneers combined with engineered wood that is a byproduct of mill production. If you’re on a tight budget, but want something that offers the appearance of a hardwood casket, then wood veneer is certainly worth considering.

Cremation Caskets

Cremation caskets are a great option if you want to hold the funeral prior to cremation. The casket can be used for the service and then will be fully combustible during the cremation process.

Green Caskets

For those who had a great appreciation of Mother Nature, it’s worth considering a biodegradable casket.

Funeral Directors in Snohomish County

When you need assistance with planning a service, contact Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Our reputable funeral directors provide funeral planning in Everett, Marysville, Tulalip, Mukilteo, Lynwood, Bothell, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Sultan, Stanwood, Camano Island, Granite Falls, Darrington, and Arlington, WA. We also provide funeral services in Seattle, Bellevue, and King County. Feel free to give us a call today to ask any questions you have about how to plan a memorable service.