How caskets are closed?

Does anybody know how they close caskets?


Does anybody know how they close caskets? Do they bolt them shut?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The Funeral Director walks in and closes the lid. Then when they are ready to go in the ground the casket is put in a Vault which is made of metal.

    Of all of the funerals that I have went to, no, they didn't do anything like that, the funeral director just closed the lid, then they lowered it into the vault, and then into the ground.

    Source(s): I just read that on newer vaults there is a screw that they tighten before lowering into the ground. This is done after the family leaves. And on newer caskets there is also the same thing.
  • 1 decade ago

    "The last nail in the coffin" is a well known phrase. They used to nail them shut, but I think they uses screws these days.

  • 1 decade ago

    u nail them shut

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