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Cap Panel

The focal part of the interior which fills the inside of the crown, sometimes bordered by the roll (cove); may be referred to as the panel.

Full Couch

no transverse cut

Half Couch

head panel is raised with ogee hinged to fold out to display interior of casket

Head Panel

a component part of the casket interior which is inside the head portion of the cap; no distinction is made between the head panel and foot panel in full couch caskets

Foot Panel

A component part of the casket interior which is inside the foot portion of the cap.

Inner Panel(S)

Functional or ornamental covering that usually covers the foot end of the casket in the full couch casket-may be located at both the head and foot of the full couch casket

Roll, Cove, Puffing

A component part of the casket interior which lines the rim (ogee) and surrounds the cap panel.


a strip of metal, plastic or cloth that is attached to the inside of the panel, covering the area at which point the roll is anchored

Throw, Overthrow, Overlay

the aesthetic covering for the foot cap or inner foot panel of the casket


The lining attached to the under surface of the foot panel of the casket and/or component part of the throw which extends downward into the body of the casket.

Extend over

The portion of the casket interior that extends over the top body molding for the aesthetic value


The portion of the casket upon which the deceased human remains are placed. May be stationary or adjustable.

Mattress Cover

Interior cloth or material which covers the mattress or bedding of the casket.

Body Lining

Material that drapes the inside perimeter of the body of the casket.

Hinge Cover

that portion of the casket interior covering that hinges that attach the casket cap to the casket body


Clothe bag filled with soft material used to support the head of the deceased.


Piece of fabric used to cover the body of the deceased, especially the lower legs and feet when displayed in a full open casket.

Shirred, Crushed, Tufted, Tailored, Semi-Tailored, Specialty head panels

What are the six styles of casket interiors?


A style of casket interior in which the material is drawn or gathered in parallel fashion in a particular sewing process-multiple needles, usually 7-9


A form of casket interior created by placing the lining material on a metal form, weights added, the material steamed and then attached to a suitable upholstery (backing) material


A style of casket interior created by placing a padding material between a lining material and a backing material, with subsequent stitches taken, forming small raised puffs, carriage tufting and biscuit tufting are the two most common types used in caskets.


A tightly drawn form of casket interior style-no wrinkles.


a combination of a tailored interior with one or more other styles of interior, for effect.

Specialty Head Panelt

A unique design is created in the head panel.

Crepe, Satin, Velvet, Linen, Linen Weave, Twill Weave

What lining materials are used in casket construction?


A thin crinkled cloth of silk, rayon, cotton or wool (less expensive)


A fabric woven to create a smooth lustrous face and dull back.


A fabric of silk, cotton, and possibly rayon with a nap-more expensive


A fabric made from flax, noted for its strength, coolness and luster

Linen Weave

A fabric woven to look like linen used as a casket lining material.

Twill Weave

A textile weave in which threads are crossed over one another to give an appearance of diagonal lines

Fiberboard (cardboard), Masselin (Pressed paper), plastic

What backing materials are used in casket construction?

Cotton, Polyethylene foam, Shredded paper, Spun polyester & Excelsior or wood wool.

What padding materials are used in casket constructions?

Wood, Metal, Fiberglass & Polymer

Casket exteriors

Unfinished, Natural finish, Painted, Laminate & Cloth covered

What are the 5 types of wood casket exteriors?


This type of casket exterior has no stain or protective varnish-found on Jewish Arons.

Natural finish

This type of casket exterior may be stained or unstained with an outer protective coating of varnish or polyurethane.

Polished (gloss), Semi-Gloss, Flat (Matte) & Satin

What are the four types of finishes for the natural finish caskets?


This type of casket exterior is made by uniting superimposed layers of different materials.

Broad Cloth, Doeskin, & Plush

What are the 3 types of covering materials used in the construction of cloth covered caskets?

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