Wood caskets can be made from a range of wood materials, including Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Pecan, Pine, Poplar, Veneer and Walnut.
Caskets made from Mahogany, Walnut, and Cherry are thought to be the most elegant because they can be shaped to soften the edges and they can be highly polished. Maple and Oak are popular choices. Maple is incredibly strong and wear-resistant and it has a natural luster, while Oak is loved for its familiarity and prominent graining pattern.
Pine, Poplar and Veneer caskets offer more affordable options because they are not hardwoods, although they are durable. They come in a wide variety of finish colors and polishes.