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Steel caskets today are available in a large variety of different shapes and colors. Many will notice the number of gauge that is supplied for each casket, and that is in reference to the gauge of steel used to create the piece; basically, the lower the gauge, the more thick the metal.What kind of casket should I get for my funeral?
Metal 1 Standard Steel: Least expensive type of metal casket available. Available in 20-gauge, 18-gauge, and 16-gauge. ... 2 Stainless Steel: More durable than standard steel and a little more expensive. Available in the same gauges as standard steel. 3 Copper and Bronze: Have rust-resistant properties that steel lacks. ...Which is heavier a bronze or carbon steel casket?
Therefore, a 48-ounce copper casket is 50% heavier than a 32-ounce model. Bronze and copper caskets are generally the most expensive. Stainless and carbon steel are less expensive and come in different gauges of thickness, usually 16- 18- and 20-gauge. The smaller number is thicker and heavier, therefore, 16-gauge steel is thicker than 20-gauge.What are the dimensions of a standard casket?
A standard casket is generally 84 inches long, 28 inches wide, and 23 inches tall. These sizes can vary depending on the model so be sure to ask for specific dimensions. For the average-sized person, this is generally plenty of space. If the deceased is somewhat larger than average, you may need to look at an “oversized” casket.