A casket or better know as a coffin, is a containment instrument that is used for the placement of the departed one's body for use during the funeral wake; thorough the entire funeral procession; or possibly only just for the cremation or burial ceremony. Choice of a casket or coffin for a funeral service in Singapore is an important component that all should take note of when planning a funeral service for the departed ones. As part of the package for a Christian funeral service at Christian Funeral Services Singapore, we would provide assistance in choosing and advising the best possible type of casket or coffin the family members or loved ones would like to procure for the funeral service/cremation/burial ceremony. Many a times, we do come across special requests from family members with prior direct requests from the departed one; for a certain type and make of coffin or casket to be used in the final sending-off ceremony. When we do receive such requests, we always try our best in fulfilling what is requested to the best of our ability. After all, that's our motto herein at Christian Funeral Services Singapore; where we strive not to fulfill the requests and requirements of the remaining but also the needs and wants of the ones whom had passed on first.
Type Of Caskets / Coffins
Coffins or caskets of today are commonly made up of either metal or wood. Today if you are looking at a cremation process at the end of the funeral procession, you will be advised to pick an option within the group of wooden-made caskets or coffins as logically, the full containment instrument has to be combustible in order for the cremation process to go through. Wooden coffins of the affordable range consist of those made from willow, pine and poplar; with the intermediary ones made of solid wood like cherry, oak and maple. The higher graders are harder and tougher wood like walnut, mahogany and cherry. Metal caskets/coffins are too a popular choice of option today; with many offering a more durable and protective coverage as being the catch for purchasing one that is made entirely of metal. For a generally more affordable option, stainless steel and carbon steel would be the ones recommended; with the higher end ones coming in at caskets that are made from bronze or copper; both of which are tougher, durable and non-rusting metals.
Caskets/coffins of today come in generally two different lid types: the half couch and full couch. The half couch being ones that open up at the half way point of the casket/coffin, revealing the deceased from the waist level upwards. For the full couch, the casket/coffin can only be opened or closed via that single lid which is of the same length of the entire containment instrument.
Caskets Or Coffins Inner Linings
The material used for the inner lining of the coffin/casket are also customizable according to the wishes of the departed one's family or loved ones. The inner lining can be made from crepe if one is opting for a more affordable option as part of the whole package for a casket. Otherwise if quality is of the higher order of the day, velvet would be an excellent choice to make up the inner linings for coffins/caskets these days.