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Thomas Skaggs, Foothills of Mount Level
>A coffin is generally a burial box that is wider at the shoulders and narrower at the feet. A casket tends to be more of an American innovation and is a rectangular box. There are other shapes but I'm just covering the basics.

Orthodox Judaism is the religion that requires coffins to be of plain wood with no metal parts.

Pine coffins are often used instead of nicer woods for cremation....mostly for the economics. I do not have information about the use of cardboard for cremation but it makes sense for the same reason.

Cardboard coffins are used when the burial takes place in a nature area or wehere eco-friendly means are required. They bio-degrade more efficiently. Next time I buy a fridge I'll be sure to save the box. ;-)

Thanks for playing!

Tommy

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