Wood Cremation Urns

Small Oak Adoration Photo Cremation Urn - Engravable $61.95 [10]

This product is available in a size of 80 cubic inches.

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Small Photo Cube Rotating Cremation Urn - Up to 5 photos $49.95 [133]

This product is available in a size of 40 cubic inches.

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Soaring Eagle Wood Cremation Urn - Engravable $349.95 [4]

This product is available in a size of 230 cubic inches.

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About Wood Cremation Urns

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

Styles of Wooden 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; the rich hue makes the wooden urn box appear dignified and strong
  • Cherry – can vary from light to deep in color, with hues of red; the cherry shades are slightly more cheerful that their darker counterparts
  • Oak – a very sturdy hardwood with a golden color; the dark engraving on the soft oak creates a striking contrast that might not be as noticeable on other wooden urns
  • Rosewood – a strong, heavy wood known for its rich hue
  • Cedar – a softwood in a light shade
  • Tigerwood – a strong variety of wood built with tropical trees to create a bold and unique grain, combining reddish and deep brown hues; choose tigerwood to make your wooden cremation urn stand out

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. These urns may be inlaid with geometric patterns or motifs representing religious icons. Discover shapes and designs that your loved one would appreciate.

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 for customization that is prominent and beautiful.

Some wooden urns for ashes are created to serve an additional function. They may be used as picture frames, photo cubes, or clock holders, for example, making wonderful keepsakes that will always remind you of your loved one.

Wooden Urns: A Natural Choice

Concern for the environment is one of the main reasons for choosing cremation. For those who choose cremation as a more “natural" alternative to burial, a wood cremation urn is a logical substitute. Wood is, after all, a renewable natural resource, and many of these urns are handcrafted, produced with practices that are not harmful to the environment. In addition, because each piece of wood is naturally unique in grain and color, each urn is a unique piece of art Рas unique, in fact, as the person whose remains it holds.

Caring for Wood Urns

Properly cared for, wooden urns for human ashes 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 wooden urn.

If you plan to bury rather than display a wooden cremation 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 material.

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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.