One of the beautiful things about wood cremation urns is that no two are exactly the same. The natural grain of the wood and the unique forms that hand crafting takes make each urn a work of art and a one-of-a-kind piece perfect for memorializing your loved one wherever you choose to display their urn around the home. There are a variety of wood types that can be used to create a beautiful wood cremation urn, so what type is right to honor your loved one’s memory?
Use this handy guide to select the wood that you think would work best for your friend or family member’s cremation urn.
This wood has been popular for centuries due to its rich, reddish-brown hues that change over the course of time. It is great for a wood cremation urn that you want to change with the passage of time. This is a medium strength wood, meaning that it is lightweight but still sturdy.
If you’ve never heard of someone being called as strong as an oak tree, then you should test out the strength of anything made from oak. This wood stands the test of time like no other and handles the elements well too. It may not be the most beautiful wood to look at initially, but when a stain is added to the exterior, the grain pops out and becomes incredibly distinctive.
This rich, dark wood has long since been associated with the finer things in life. This is mostly due to the wonderful lines that can be created with this wood and its deep, supple coloring. For a truly stand out wood cremation urn, mahogany is the clear choice.
This light-colored wood has been a staple in the furniture industry for centuries because of its simple wood grains and strength and resistance to bumps and bruises. For a brighter wood cremation urn, choose maple and add a slight colored wash to the exterior to give it a truly unique look.
Pine is another light-colored wood that is sometimes referred to as a clearwood. This is medium-density softwood that is often chosen because it grows quickly and has very little striation and blemishes in the wood, such as knots or holes. When sanded down, one can see the difference in the light and dark colors in the wood due to growth during different times of the year. Pine also changes color when it is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Melody Jamali is the Founder and President of ( Une Belle Vie ), a Colorado company dedicated to bringing choice of cremation to public light. Their company offers the widest selection in decorative urns for cremation and includes a wide collection of resources designed to help families and friends in their time of need. From tool for the grieving to informative articles about planning, support and other uplifting thoughts, Une Belle Vie is a company dedicated to helping your celebrate the life of the one you love – on your terms.