It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Hand crafted like fine furniture, each wooden casket has it's own unique graining pattern. The natural warmth and beauty of wood is available in a variety of types and species. The interior material of a wood casket is typically either velvet or crepe.
The classification "hardwood" simply means that the wood comes from a leaf-bearing tree. "Softwood" comes from the needle or cone-bearing trees. Therefore, designation as a hardwood is not determined solely by the consistency or surface hardness of the wood itself, but the species of the tree from which it came. Cost can vary depending on whether the caskets are constructed from solid wood or if a veneering process has been utilized.
We offer several different types of hardwood caskets; including, mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, oak and ash, as well as poplar and veneered caskets. At the present time, Matthews Casket Division, purchases several species of hardwoods from local, Juniata County, lumber mills.
Please contact us for a complete listing and prices, or answers to any of your questions.