Solid Wood Caskets
The oldest material known to man makes it a natural and environmentally sound choice when selecting a casket. Hardwood is also strong, beautiful, and shock-resistant. And just as no two pieces of hardwood are exactly the same, each Aurora casket handcrafted of hardwood has its own, warming identity. Choosing a hardwood casket also leaves a legacy for the next generation because wood is a renewable resource.
Mahogany is a moderately heavy and moderately hard wood, and is considered a valuable wood.
Mahogany is resistant to termites and rot. It can easily be worked with either power tools or hand tools.
Cherry is a light, strong hardwood used to manufacture many types of products, including furniture, interiors, cabinetry, and as a decorative veneer.
Cherry heartwood ranges from from a deep, rich red to reddish brown, and will darken both with age and with exposure to natural light.
Tough, heavy, and hard, maple is a straight-grained wood that ranges from creamy white to pink-tinged to a light reddish-brown.
Maple is particularly resistant to abrasion and wear, and is used to manufacture caskets as well as flooring, furniture, interiors, cabinetry, and for decorative veneers.
Oak is highly resistant to water and other liquids, and is often used in shipbuilding.
It's a heavy, hard, strong wood with a coarse texture and a straight grain. The heartwood ranges from a rich, light brown to dark brown.
Walnut is a heavy, hard, strong wood with a medium to coarse texture. The wood is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure.
Walnut develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age.