The Best Wooden Urns Made By American Artists

Collection: The Best Wooden Urns Made By American Artists

Wooden urns are one of the most timeless memorials you can choose to remember your loved one. Full of natural beauty, they are a strong symbol of life, growth, and strength. It’s a reminder that we are all part of nature and the circle of life.

Every piece of wood started as a seed and became a tree.

We work with a handful of talented artists throughout North America who are passionate about crafting a memorial that you’ll be proud to display. These hand carved urns are deeply unique & personal, with each one an original creation.

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Our urns are individually hand carved and we oversee the entire process.

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Every wooden cremation urn is one of a kind specifically for you and your loved one.

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  • Choosing The Right Wood Urn

Known for its warm natural beauty, wooden urns are a timeless option for a memorial.

People love wood because of its smell, aesthetic beauty, unique texture, and its reference to nature.

Each piece of wood has unique wood grain patterns, color, texture, and shine. No two pieces are alike, much like us as people.

Before choosing a wooden urn, it’s important to know that they come in a variety of sizes, colors, wood grains, and shapes.

Below is some information that will help you choose a wooden urn that is perfect for your loved one.

Types of wood used for urns

All wood types develop a unique appearance over time with unique grain patterns and colors that range from light pink to reddish brown and even a touch of purple.  The most well liked wood types for cremation urns include:

Cherry Wood: Strong and durable with warm reddish-brown patina and hints of pink.

Maple: Abundantly available, tough, and durable with a very appealing aesthetic.

Oak: Sturdy, durable, and easy to finish. It is an excellent choice for urns because of the tannic acids that protects the wood against pests.

Walnut: Exceptional resilience to decay and abundantly available. The beautiful black walnut hue of the wood makes it a popular décor option for a wood urn.

Mahogany: easy to work with because of its shape retaining properties.

Exotic Woods: Depending on the artist and where they are located, you might be able to find an exotic piece of wood.

Wooden Cremation Urn Sizes

Wooden urns typically come in different sizes, and will hopefully be suitable to your needs and preferences.

The first thing to consider is choosing a suitable size for your loved one's ashes.

Cremation urns are measured by cubic inches. One pound of a person’s body weight equals one cubic inch. For example, if someone weighs 200 pounds, you will need to get a cremation urn with a volume capacity of 200 cubic inches.

Here are the typical sizes available for wooden urns:

Wooden Keepsake Urns: This option is ideal for sharing with different family members. Requiring only a small amount of ashes. they usually have a capacity of 10-80 cubic inches.

Check out our collection of Wooden Urn Boxes if you're interested in this type.

Adult Wooden Urns: The most common type of wooden cremation urn, they have a capacity between 150-250 cubic inches.

Wooden Companion urns: capacity of 350-500 cubic inches

Common Questions About Wood Urns

How are wooden cremation urns best maintained?

If provided, always follow the artist's instructions. Here is some general advice.

To clean the urn, get a dry cloth, dampen it with small amount of water, gently wiping the urn to remove dust and dirt. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the wood's finish.

Regular dusting and avoiding direct sunlight or extreme humidity will help maintain the urn's condition over time.

What size are wooden cremation urns?

We have section directly above about how to choose the right sized wood urn.

Cremation urns are measured by cubic inches. One pound of a person’s body weight equals one cubic inch. For example, if someone weighs 200 pounds, you will need to choose a wood urn with a volume capacity of 200 cubic inches.

Are Wooden Urns Expensive?

Wood Urns tend to be a little more expensive than regular urns, mainly because they are handmade by experienced carpenters with quality materials. However, you should be able to find some discounted wood urns with a special price on our site.

Can a wooden urn be buried?

Wood urns can be buried, but it's important to consider biodegradability and durability. Check cemetery regulations, as they may have specific rules regarding urn materials and require a burial vault.