Are All Caskets The Same Size?

By: David Tindall
Friday, February 18, 2022

At Tindall Funeral Home, most clients question whether all caskets are of the same dimension. The answer to it is no. A standard-sized one would generally work fine should you need it for a deceased. However, if the person is taller, you need to acquire an oversized casket. If you opt for cremation, you won't need an expensive casket and choose a modest one because there is no burial, and the casket will be burnt in the incinerator.

The Different Casket Sizes

There are several distinct casket sizes to select from, including the following:

1. Dimensions of a Standard Casket

These caskets typically measure 84" in length, 28" in breadth, and 23" in height. Typically, these proportions are similar in metal and wood caskets. Caskets of conventional dimensions fit within ordinary burial sites (about 30" wide). The internal size of caskets will vary somewhat. Metal caskets are typically 78/79" in length and 23/24" in width inside.

For most people, conventional caskets are suitable and can often hold someone weighing up to 350 pounds and standing 6'5" tall. However, we recommended that you consult with your funeral director, as they are knowledgeable and can advise you on the perfect casket for your requirements.

2. Excessively Large Casket

If you want a casket for a considerably larger individual or require additional room within the casket, you may choose a more oversized casket. While the length of these components is identical to that of standard-size pieces, the internal area is significantly larger. Smaller oversized caskets may have an outside width of 27" and a slightly narrower inner width. Additionally, you may select between oversize caskets measuring 28", 29", 33", 40", and 44". The inside will be an inch smaller than the exterior in all sizes.

For more information on cremation, pre-planning services, or advice, contact Tindall Funeral Home at (315) 468-5521.

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