American Heritage Pine in Auburn Red (Oversized)

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American Heritage Pine in Auburn Red (Oversized)

3,799.00

Style: Traditional solid wood with swing bar handles
Material: Wisconsin pine
Color: Auburn Red
Finish: Water-based stain and topcoat
Upholstery: Natural cotton
Interior (in): 76.25x 26.5 x 20
Exterior (in): 81 x 29.5 x 23.87

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Entirely An American Undertaking.

Postwar America had a love affair with steel manufacturing. Refrigerators, washing machines, dining tables, chairs, desks, automobiles. War-time investment in factories, machinery, and the skilled tradesmen and women that made them work churned out steel products to a growing consumer economy like never before. Consumerism begat an appetite for all things new and shiny as if minted like coin currency. 

An industry almost entirely dedicated to wood before the First World War adapted with the times. By 1970 two-thirds of all caskets in America were made from sheet steel pressed by a series of machines and welded together with the same techniques perfected to build airplanes, automobiles, and home appliances.  Caskets took on a new geometric shape best suited to steel manufacturing--the curves, folds, and seems engineered for both strength and simple assembly.

The shape we expect a casket to be today, with a gently curved lid, is a result of engineering and design for steel production. Even the wood caskets that remained available in the 1980s and 1990s took on the same geometry as their steel counterparts. The wooden vintage and historic caskets that are part of our past have English and European origin. This casket is an entirely an American Heritage.

Plant it Forward.

Pledge to use this casket in your end-of-life plan and we'll plant 100 trees this year.  And 100 more next year. And another 100 trees every year thereafter. Your pledge costs nothing and takes 5 minutes.  Pledge today.