Author: Rome Thorstenson

Barn Wood Caskets – Complete Guide + How To Build Your Own

Most traditional caskets are mass-produced these days. But there are affordable casket options that are carefully handcrafted and also eco-friendly.  Barnwood caskets fit into this category. These alternative caskets may be suitable for your loved one if you prefer a casket with a rustic and simple style.  Note: The words “casket” and “coffin” are often […]

Cremation – Services & Funerals

Whether final disposition is burial or cremation, there are many different types of service to honor your loved one. In this article, we will discuss typical service arrangements before and after cremation. Read more to see which type of service works best for you and your loved one. Cremation Services – on the Rise According […]

Casket Weights – Complete Guide for All Types & Size

One of the important things to consider in buying a casket is the weight. It determines how many persons are needed to carry the casket (called pallbearers) and it determines how much weight it can hold.  Note: Caskets and coffins mean different things. How Much Does a Casket Weigh?  The average casket weight is about 200 pounds. It […]

Complete Guide to Mausoleum Construction

A specially constructed mausoleum can be a work of art. Many families choose to build mausoleums to create a unique tribute for their loved ones. It allows for unlimited customization and for family members to be entombed together. In this article, you will learn the complete development process of mausoleum construction. It is intended for […]

Parts of A Casket – Complete Guide + Study Resources

Whether you are a mortuary student studying casket parts or just someone curious, this article will help you learn every part of a casket and understand their specific function. What Are the Different Parts of a Casket? Arm – The arm is a part of the casket handle that attaches the handlebar to the lug […]

Casket Types – Which Should I Choose?

The casket will serve as the final resting place of your loved one. It is one of the most important choices to make when planning a funeral service—and also one of the most expensive. We understand that losing someone can be overwhelming. In this article, we will briefly explain the different casket types. After reading, […]

Scattering Ashes – What You Need To Know

One popular option for final disposal is the scattering of ashes. It could be on land, water, air or at some significant public space, but there are guidelines and sometimes even restrictions to consider. In this article, we offer several options for scattering ashes, the laws you need to be aware of, as well as […]