The prestigious Cornwall’s Silver Beech panels are handpicked for their distinguishing grain markings, growth rings and knots making each casket truly unique. This very traditional style uses modern design techniques to minimise material used and the weight of the casket.
Silver beech (Tawhai) is sourced from Southland’s natural and second-growth forests. The timber colouring has a variable light brownish-pink tone, with lighter shades like maple, while darker shades are closer to cherry. Its fine straight grain with the occasional wavy butt bestows a silvery sheen to the wood.
Once assembled it takes a further 5 days to finish casket, with a water-based gloss varnish put on daily then dried overnight in an airflow and temperature-controlled booth.
*Please note as we use ‘real’ timber and water-based gloss, colours and timber grains will vary slightly from what is shown.