Wood Cremation Urns

Cremation urns made from wood provide a warm and natural option for almost any kind of memorial. Featuring the rich color and wood grain of the wood it is made from, each urn is completely unique, much like the person whose remains are encased inside of it. Many people prefer wooden urns because of the craftsmanship that goes into each piece. Good craftsmanship is an old and celebrated skill that remains with us to this day. Wood cremation urns, of which there are a wide variety to choose from, can convey a sense of simplicity and elegance, offering a distinct way to honor a loved one.

OneWorld Memorials offers a stunning selection of wood urns for ashes, with a wide variety of sizes, designs, and finishes to suit any memorial need. Our urns vary in form and function – some are designed to biodegrade in soil or water, while others possess distinct detail, color, or grain and are suitable for display. There are three ways you can choose an urn: according to the type of wood, by style or theme, or with a specific purpose in mind.

The Magnificence of Wood

Wood is an age-old material for crafting any type of container, including cremation urns. Each species of tree has unique characteristics and appeal, resulting in different characteristics in each type of wood. Did you know, wood persists as one of the eldest viable building materials in existence? There’s evidence that homes built over 10,000 years ago used timber as a source for construction materials. Wood is still used in countless applications, including stereo speakers, clocks, eyeglasses and fine furniture of all styles.

Our wood cremation urns range from polished to rustic and natural to hand-painted. Whether simple or sophisticated, the natural beauty and warmth of wood urns for ashes provides the possibility of choosing based on any aesthetics, beliefs or passions of the deceased. If you plan to display the urn in your home, a wooden urn can blend in beautifully with your décor or act as a statement piece to honor your loved one in a memorial.

Follow the Grain in Your Own Wood

If you gain a distinct pleasure in a grain or color of wood, you’ll find a variety in our selection of wood cremation urns. Some families pass on woodworking traditions using only a certain kind of wood while others collect and bequeath antique heirlooms in a certain style. Each type of wood possesses distinctive qualities that may appeal to you.

Wooden urns can be made from a variety of types of wood. Each type of wood has its own features and qualities that make it special. OneWorld Memorials offers a selection of wooden urns made from a variety of materials, including the following:

  • Apricot: heavier and harder than cherry; can be stained; has a unique grainy texture.
  • Bamboo: sustainable and environmentally friendly; warm, blond color with thin tan lines.
  • Cedar: red color with light striping; strong, straight grain; gently aromatic.
  • Cherry: hardwood; fine, straight grain that ranges from reddish brown to blond.
  • Maple: creamy white hardwood; distinctive variations ranging from tiger stripe to bird’s eye.
  • Oak: fine, even texture; golden hardwood with reddish or orange casts and dark streaks.
  • Pine: yellow or white softwood with brown knots and a distinct grain pattern.
  • Rosewood: sweet smelling; rich chocolate or red color with dark veining.
  • Walnut: straight-grained hardwood that ranges in color from deep brown to softer yellow or gray.

Choosing an Urn by Style or Theme

There are a variety of urns for adults, children, and pets to choose from, but wooden urns are some of the most universally appealing. A traditional box style urn allows for ashes to be added from the bottom, creating a seamless appearance on the top and sides. We also offer an array of bamboo vessels designed in the traditional urn shape, which is perfect for display. Photo cremation urns allow you to add a visual vestige of your loved one, and photos are protected by no-glare plexiglass. Urns with religious themes include boxes with inlays of the Star of David or a Menorah. We also offer Bible-shaped urns that depict either the Lord’s Prayer, doves, a Celtic Cross or other symbols of faith and divinity. In honor of our veterans, we offer patriotic cremation urns with a top section to store a flag and a granite inlay for engraving.

Many of our wood urns for ashes are eligible for personalization by adding customized text or an inscription to a plaque on the urn. Memorial urns are designed to hold the ashes of a loved one in reverence and may include space for personalization or the addition of a small memento. Additional purposes depend on how the urn will be used or displayed. Sizing an urn for accuracy is simple. The general rule of thumb to follow is one cubic inch for every pound that the person or pet weighed. For more information, please read our article: How Do I Select the Right Size Cremation Urn? We are committed to making the process of shopping for cremation urns easy and straightforward. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as competitive shipping rates. Please let us know how we can be of service during this difficult time by calling us toll-free at 833-493-9105 and speaking with a member of our customer service team.

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