Wooden Urns: A Natural Choice
For those who choose cremation as a more “natural" alternative to burial, a wood urn for ashes is a logical substitute. Wood is, after all, a renewable natural resource, and all of our urns for ashes 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 – as unique, in fact, as the person whose remains it holds.
Caring for Wood Urns
Properly cared for, wooden urns for ashes will retain their natural beauty forever. Because exposure can speed the aging of wood, these urns should be kept indoors, away from water and direct sunlight. Use only a soft, dry cloth and furniture polish or wood cleaner to maintain the wood's natural beauty;
Pulvis Art Urns team is here to help you finding the right memorial urn for your loved one. We are entirely committed to making the process of shopping for wood urns straightforward and easy for you.
Frequently asked questions - Wooden Urns
1. What size urn do I need for a person?
The amount of cremation ashes, that each urn holds is measured in cubic inches. The standard used to figure before-and-after size is approximately 1 pound of healthy weight to 1 cubic inch of ashes ; that is, a 200lb person will need roughly 200 cubic inches
2. How to care for a wooden urn
Ensure you place it away from direct sunlight to prevent it from cracking. Only use a dry cloth to wipe off the dust that builds up over time. Avoid using water or any cleaning chemicals as they may destroy the wood.
4. What is a full size urn?
Since a large portion of the ashes originate from the bones, the amount of ashes at the end is almost the same regardless of the weight of the body. The body fat is all consumed during the cremation process, so a full-size urn means it can fit more ashes inside.
5. Should I seal my wooden cremation urn?
With most wooden urns, the entire bottom panel is removable, allowing you to easily place the ashes into the urn. Our wood urns does not require sealing. It is optional.
6. How do I open a wood urn?
All of our wood cremation urns open from the bottom by removing three screws. Simple remove the screws, place the plastic bag of remains into the urn, then reattach the bottom panel using the screws.
7. If I decide to bury my wood cremation urn. How long will it last?
They are usually made from dense hardwoods such as walnut and will last for between 10 to 15 years before decaying altogether. Some rare woods,an last far longer. Our handmade wooden urns are designed to be kept at home.
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