Funerary Art for our times: a Classic Wooden Cremation Urn
For those who want to keep their loved one close to them always, a wooden cremation urn can be the perfect solution. The art of memorialization is a vital part of healing from the loss of your loved one. A wooden urn for ashes is a classic piece of funerary art.
Placed in a corner of your home, a wooden cremation urn is a time-honored way to both remember your loved one and recall the fleeting nature of Life for us all.
Wooden urns for ashes recall the tranquility of the forest
So many of us love the curious mix of peacefulness and power in trees, these wondrous creatures that have been our companions for millennia. Trees sustain the planet, they shelter us in life, and comfort us in death. They also symbolize resurrection, as they sleep in the winter, to return restored in the spring.
“Memento mori” — Remember, you too, will pass away…
Our natural wooden cremation urns come in a wide variety of designs and colors. Not only is a wooden cremation urn durable, the grain of the wood is beautiful, reflecting the grace of the tree it came from. Intuition is a tool in choosing your beloved’s urn – choose one that soothes you. Then you can rest easy that you have made an elegant and healing choice.
Wooden cremation urns in Walnut, Cherry, and Oak
There are a variety of types of wood available, and you can personalize the urn by engraving a plaque with your loved one’s favorite words, a special message, their dates of life, and more. There are also urns that display a photo of your beloved, and ones that feature a lovely clock on the front of the urn.
Classical painters in antiquity used “memento mori,” a delicate hint of death in the midst of life, such as an hourglass or a skull set beside a table laid for a feast. A wooden cremation urn in our home reminds us of the passing of time, and our need to live with the awareness of Life’s impermanence.
Customizing a wooden cremation urn
In addition to creating a plaque for a simple wooden urn, other options include choosing an urn that has a space for a photograph, or a clock face on the hinged door of the urn. The extra-large Remembrance urn (925 cubic inches) has a section for two people’s ashes, for the couple or family members who want to be honored and remembered together.
FAQS for Wooden Cremation Urns
How do I choose the right wooden cremation urn?
Visualize where you will place the urn in your home as this will help you choose the best urn for you and your family. It’s also to good keep in mind the character of your loved one and what they would want in a cremation urn for their ashes. Intuition is powerful!
How long do wooden cremation urns last?
When a wooden cremation urn is stored indoors it can last for decades or longer. A wooden cremation urn exposed to the elements will last for less time, depending on the sturdiness of the wood you choose.
How secure is the container?
A wooden cremation urn can be permanently sealed. Keep in mind that when exposed to the elements wood can deteriorate over time.
What are the general dimensions of a wooden urn?
Often this question refers to the interior capacity of the wooden cremation urn, which for adults is usually 200 cubic inches. This is separate from the outside dimensions, which vary according to the style of the urn.