Traditional 'shaped' coffins, made of hard oak or elm wood, have been used for years. Only since hardwood became expensive to buy, soft woods (such as pine), or 'chipboard veneered' coffins became the cheaper alternative. These coffins can be finished with handles and nameplates. Chipboard veneered coffins are by far the biggest seller at present, as they are strong and reasonably priced. Please click on any image below to see an enlarged version of the selected image.