Wood is one of the most popular materials used by man when it comes to making a natural and environmentally sound casket. Hardwood is also shock-resistant, strong and beautiful. Sold wood caskets are normally handcrafted of hardwood with a warming identity. A hardwood casket also leaves behind a legacy for the next generation simply because wood is a renewable resource. There are various types of wood caskets such as Ash, Mahogany, Poplar and Oak.