While many of us think of a simple wooden coffin when we are imagining one, the truth is that you can make a coffin out of a wide variety of materials. You can choose to have a one made of metal instead of wood. For some a simple biodegradable coffin made of unvarnished wood is more their choice. Knowing what the deceased would have wanted will make this choice easier.
Believe it or not some people do not think about size when it comes to choosing a casket, but it matters. While the obvious choices, like one for a child are simple, think beyond this. If the person is bigger than average, you may want an oversize casket. Nothing is more complicating then finding out the casket you chose is the wrong size.
How the casket will be used in the end can also determine the type you choose. For most people, getting a simple casket is all you will need if the person is to be cremated. In fact, many cremation caskets are quite simple and inexpensive since they are designed to burn easily.
Whatever the choice, knowing what you need before the time comes when you actually need it will make this choice easier. Plan ahead when it comes to a funeral and choose the casket or coffin with care.