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Wood - Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre


Many families are drawn to the warmth and beauty of wood caskets. Wood, a natural and environmentally sound choice, is selected for its warmth, beauty, and uniqueness.  Hardwood caskets include a variety of species: mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pecan, select hardwood and pine.



who choose these caskets appreciate the qualities of natural wood. The warmth, beauty and personality it brings to fine furniture is also well suited for the construction of caskets.  Some wood caskets are manufactured from solid species wood, and others are constructed with high-quality veneers.

Some caskets can be personalized with Symbols and Medallions to assist in creating a meaningful funeral.

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Mahogany is used extensively for high-grade furniture and cabinetry. It has a well-earned reputation because of its attractive grain pattern and beautiful natural luster.


Considered a wood of beauty, walnut boasts a striking grain color and pattern. Walnut is warm and inviting, dignified and elegant, and engenders a pride of ownership. Having a natural lustrous


patina, walnut is also known for its strength and durability.



Cherry with a rich, warm look is one of the most popular of hardwoods . Because of its strength and stability, cherry is often used for burial caskets, paneling and gun stocks.


Oak is a popular furniture and flooring favorite. This durable wood is used for doors, paneling, home furnishings and caskets. Oak has a prominent grain pattern that can be either tight or coarse, depending on the species.


Prized for the delicious pecan nut, pecan trees also produce a strong and heavy hardwood. Pecan is light in color and is often found in the construction of beautiful furniture and architectural paneling.



Maple is valued for its strength, wear resistance and beauty, making it a popular choice for flooring, especially for heavily trafficked areas such as a ballroom. But it’s also a popular material used in making caskets. Maple is evenly textured with a natural luster. While the grain is usually straight, it can also be wavy or curly.


Pine has been popular since colonial times. There are nearly 100 species of pine, ranging in color from pale yellow to light brown. Though not technically classified as a “hardwood,” it is considered to be a durable wood, usually straight grained with an even texture.


Ash is a heavy, hard, strong, stiff wood that is also highly shock-resistant.Its color ranges from nearly white (sapwood) to light brown to pale yellow streaked with brown. It's straight-grained with a coarse, even texture. Ash is used to manufacture caskets, sporting equipment (e.g., baseball bats), furniture, flooring, cabinetry, paneling, doors and other construction, and is also particularly well-suited for food and liquid containers since it has no taste or odor.

Select Hardwood

Hardwood is a cost effective, yet attractive, solid wood product made from select wood species including poplar and cottonwood.

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