Coffins Prices

While out buying for a coffin, the price is usually the main aspect to be considered. There are no specific guidelines on coffins prices as it is usually based on several criteria. On average, a wooden coffin may cost you around $1588 to $3277 while a metal one will cost you between $880 and $6227. With such a huge gap, there is no hard or fast rule when it comes to determining coffin prices. However, there are a few tips that you can look out for while purchasing for a coffin. This will help you to make a smart decision for the best value of your money.

Types of material

Coffins prices can vary depending on the types of material used. Generally, harder woods such as ash, maple, poplar and cottonwood will cost more in comparison to pine, walnut, mahogany or oak. This is due to the amount of labor required to construct or build a coffin using harder woods. As for metals, the price will increase substantially when the coffin is thicker, heavier or larger. You can determine based on the gauge number. The lower the number, the thicker it is.


Besides that, coffins prices are also greatly affected by how extensive is the decoration on the exterior of the coffin. These include the carvings, types of handles, the different kind of lids and the finishing of the wood.  Coffins that have ornately designed corners and special handles will cost you more. Besides that, there are 2 different kinds of lids. The first kind of lid is known as the one-piece lid. It means the whole lid can be lifted up. Meanwhile, the second kind of lid is known as the two-piece lid. Only half of the lid, usually the top part, will be able to lift it up. Generally, the earlier will be priced higher than the latter version.

The interior

As you can see, there are many types of interior design to a coffin. The types of fabric or bed you choose for the interior design will also affect the coffins prices. Fabrics such as rayon, crepe, satin or velvet that comes in different colors are available for you to choose from. You can request for them to do pleats, folds or even embroidery for the interior design of the coffin. Stitching to form religious verses or even pictures like the Last Supper will add on to the coffin’s price tag.

As you can see, there are a lot of factors that contribute to coffins prices. The thumb of the rule is the more things you want for the coffin, the heftier price you will have to pay. Therefore, it all boils down to how much you are willing to pay to fulfill the deceased last request or more precisely, how much you can afford to fork out from your pocket. Whatever you choose to do, you have to realize that the life span of a coffin is only for a few short moments.