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Cost Factors for Hardwood Caskets

 

There are several factors that ultimately contribute to the cost of quality manufacturing lumber. The three primary ones are labor costs, availability, and materials waste.

Labor costs in the timber industry vary depending on the region where the lumber is harvested and milled. Certain species like mahogany must be transported long distances, since it's indigenous only to certain regions of the world.

Walnut, for example, is one species that's both scarce and carries a large waste factor. Due to the frequency of knots found in walnut, a major portion of the milled lumber is worthless for manufacturing purposes.

Value Considerations in Hardwood Casket Manufacturing

 

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