Types of Wood Used for Urns & Cremation Boxes
Life has been compared to a series of seasons, with change being the most constant. Wood can showcase the awesome beauty of nature while reflecting the change in seasons. With so many species of wood available, each one has its own personality and characteristics.
Our wooden cremation urns and boxes are made from a variety of different woods and finished in various wood stains. Each urn has a unique style and personality that can be an important reminder of your loved one and the life they lived. Some of the woods used in our collection include:
Cherry: Cherry is lighter in color compared to other woods, with a slight red hue. Certain shades of cherry wood are lighter than others, allowing you to see it’s beautiful, elegant grain clearly.
Burl: As a living tree, burlwood is a gnarly twisted pockmark on the bark of a tree. Burlwood can be difficult work for the craftsman. After it has been harvested, sanded down, and hand-rubbed, the result is a brilliant finish. The wood itself features mesmerizing swirls with both dark and light flourishes.
Pine: Pine is a lighter wood than others, both in weight and color. It can be easily stained to change its color but is lovely to look at in its natural state. Pine urn boxes make simple, yet classy memorials for the ashes of someone you’ve lost.
Mahogany: Mahogany is a classic wood, featuring a dark brown color that delivers a certain level of warmth and natural beauty to urns that are made from it.
Walnut: Walnut is a strong, sturdy wood that is darker in color with elegant swooping grain that is a treat to see. It’s natural strength can be an impactful reminder of someone close to you who is no longer with us.
Oak: Oak is a traditional-style wood and is used in everything from furniture to flooring. It’s tight grain is immediately recognizable. Oak is also considered a “hardwood”, which means it’s strong and durable. It’s strength, and natural beauty make it perfect for use in cremation urns and boxes.
The Benefits of Wooden Cremation Urns
Several of the wooden cremation urns are perfect for storing the plastic ash container you’ve received from the funeral home.
In our collection, you’ll find a myriad of wooden urns for human ashes from simple pine boxes to elegant memorial chests and flag display cases.