Coffins: Your Questions Answered
As one of Naas' most established providers of Coffins, we often get asked questions about our range of available caskets. As part of our pre-planning funeral services, we can offer clients an extensive range of coffin types and materials. To make selecting a coffin that much easier, we compiled some of the most frequently asked questions.
HOW MUCH DO COFFINS COST IN IRELAND?
The cost of a coffin in Ireland can vary depending on the type and materials used. A basic pine coffin can cost around €500, while a more expensive coffin made of mahogany or oak can cost upwards of €2,000. Other factors that can affect the cost include the size of the coffin, any additional features or decorations, and whether or not the coffin is custom-made.
WHAT KIND OF WOOD ARE COFFINS MADE FROM?
Coffins can be made from a variety of different types of wood, including:
Pine: A softwood that is lightweight and relatively inexpensive. Pine coffins are often used for cremations.
Oak: A hardwood that is known for its strength and durability. Oak coffins are often used for traditional burials.
Mahogany: A hardwood known for its rich colour and natural beauty.
Walnut: A hardwood that is known for its deep colour and natural beauty.
Cherry: A hardwood that is known for its natural beauty, and it's a lighter colour than Oak and Mahogany.
Coffins can also be made of other materials such as metal, wicker and eco-friendly materials like bamboo. The most common material used for coffins in Ireland is wood, specifically pine. Pine is a softwood that is lightweight, relatively inexpensive and widely available. Pine coffins are often used for cremations and are a popular choice for their cost-effectiveness and durability.
WHERE CAN I BUY COFFINS?
Coffins can be purchased directly from Murphy Brothers Funeral Directors. We have many coffins and caskets available in various sizes and suitable for all budget types.
HOW MUCH DO WICKER COFFINS COST?
The cost of a wicker coffin can vary depending on the size, quality, and design of the coffin, as well as the location and the seller. On average, wicker coffins can cost anywhere from €800 to €2000; however, they can be more expensive depending on the design, materials used and location.
Wicker coffins are generally considered an eco-friendly option, as they are made from natural materials and are biodegradable. They can also be a good option for those looking for a unique or natural look for their funeral.
HOW ARE COFFINS MADE?
The process of making a coffin can vary depending on the type of wood and design, but generally, it involves the following steps:
Lumber selection: The first step is to select the appropriate type of wood for the coffin. Lumber is chosen for its strength, durability and appearance.
Cutting and shaping: Once the wood is selected, it is cut to the appropriate size and shape for the coffin. This step is usually done using a table saw and other woodworking tools.
Sanding: The wood is then sanded to smooth out any rough edges and create a smooth surface.
Assembly: The pieces of wood are then assembled to form the coffin. This can be done using nails, screws, or glue. Some manufacturers use dowels, mortise, and tenon joinery to hold the pieces together.
Finishing: After the coffin is assembled, it is sanded again and finished with a coat of paint, stain, or varnish. This gives the coffin its final appearance and protects the wood from decay.
Hardware: The final step is adding hardware, such as handles, hinges, or locks.
If you have any more questions on coffins or caskets, please get in contact with us today. Our sensitive and respectful team will be happy to field any questions you have on Naas Coffins.