A Guide to Different Types of Coffin

A Guide to Different Types of Coffin

The loss of a loved one is never easy and there’s a lot for the surviving family and friends to deal with, from painful emotions to practical arrangements for the funeral. Funeral choices are highly personal and will depend on the wishes of the family and the deceased, but whether you choose a burial or cremation, the coffin is often the centrepiece.

Choosing a coffin can be highly emotive and it’s important that you select something which you feel represents your loved one. There are many different options to choose from, including traditional wooden coffins and colourful custom designs, so if you want to know more, read on for our handy guide.

Traditional coffins

Traditional coffin styles have been popular for centuries and they offer a timeless, classic appeal. They’re characterised by a flat top, traditional coffin shape (wider at the top and tapering towards the end) and simple fittings like brass handles and name plates.

They can be made from solid hardwood or wood veneer and come in a range of different wood materials and colours, from pale oak to dark mahogany.

Custom coffins

Modern, custom coffins are becoming increasingly popular and they’re a nice way to pay tribute to the personality or interests of the deceased. These unique coffins can come in almost any colour or design you can think of, including a photo montage, football team colours, or even custom shapes like a car or musical instrument.

Environmentally friendly coffins

If your loved one was eco-conscious, then an environmentally friendly coffin is a great choice for a green burial. These coffins are made of biodegradable materials like cardboard, willow or bamboo, which are also sustainably sourced.

If you need help choosing a coffin for your loved one, get in touch with the helpful, sensitive team at Callum Robertson Funeral Directors. We offer a wide range of coffins to suit every taste, from traditional and modern options to coffins made from eco-friendly materials. Based in Kirkcaldy, Leslie and Dunfermline, our team are on hand to assist you every step of the way and provide the practical and emotional support you need. To find out more about our coffin selection or any of our other funeral services, give us a call today or visit our website.

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