Wood Cremation Urns

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The same timeless qualities that have made wood a traditional favorite for the construction of furniture and caskets make wood cremation urns a popular choice today. Wooden urns have a natural, rich beauty that evokes feelings of warmth, comfort, and strength.

Styles of Wood Urns

Wood cremation urns come in a wide range of grain patterns and wood species, including:

  • Walnut – an even-grained wood with a deep brown color
  • Cherry – can vary from light to deep in color, with hues of red
  • Oak – a very sturdy hardwood with a golden color
  • Mahogany – a beautiful hardwood with a deep, dark reddish color
  • Pine – a soft wood, typically light in color, with dark knots
  • Maple – a hard, dense, light-colored wood
  • Rosewood – a very heavy and oily wood, rosewood is beautiful without any stain or finish applied
  • Teak – a durable hardwood with a deep, yellowish-brown color

The styles and shapes of wooden urns are as varied as the color and grain of the woods that are used in their creation. They may be assembled into chests or hand carved with precise detail. Vase-style urns are also available. Wood cremation urns may be inlaid with geometric patterns or motifs representing religious icons.

Wooden urns for human ashes can also be personalized by engraving, either with the name and other information about the deceased, or with detailed artwork. In some cases, an engraved nameplate or medallion can be attached to a wooden urn.

Some wood urns are created to serve an additional function; picture frames, photo cubes, and clock holders, for example, all make wonderful keepsakes.

Wood Urns: A Natural Choice

Concern for the environment is one of the reasons most often cited for choosing cremation. And for people who choose cremation as a more “natural” alternative to burial, a wood cremation urn is the next logical choice. Wood is, after all, a renewable natural resource, and many wooden urns are handcrafted. In addition, because each piece of wood is naturally unique in grain and color, each urn is a unique piece of art — as unique, in fact, as the person whose remains it holds.

Caring for Wood Urns

Properly cared for, wood cremation urns will retain their beauty and character forever. Because exposure can speed the aging of wood, these urns should be kept indoors, away from water and direct sunlight. Use a soft, dry cloth and furniture polish or wood cleaner to maintain the wood’s natural beauty; avoid abrasive cleaners, which may damage the finish of the wood urn.

If you plan to bury rather than display a wooden urn, you may want to consider enclosing it in an urn burial container. Some people choose a vault because the cemetery requires it, while others choose one to protect the wood from the elements. When wooden urns are buried unprotected, in the earth, exposure to moisture will weaken the wood.

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How to select the right size urn

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Choosing the right size urn

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Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.