Purchasing An Urn
You probably don’t have much experience in making a purchase like this, so we have provided some in-depth descriptions on this page. In addition, there are links to articles about choosing an urn at the bottom of this page.
You’ll want to consider several factors so that you purchase the right urn for your needs. Remember, we think of our urns like thumbprints — no two are alike — so the urn you receive will be truly a one-of-a-kind. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
See the Buy An Urn page to order an urn today.
Sizing An Urn
Small Keepsake or Infant Urn: This small delicately crafted urn can vary to hold up to 8 cubic inches to 50 cubic inches, and measures approximately 3 – 5 inches tall and 3 – 4 inches wide.
Sharing, Small or Pet Urn: Is a 100 cubic inch capacity urn measures approximately 7 – 9 inches tall and 5 – 6 inches wide.
Individual or Standard Size Urn: Is a 200 cubic inch capacity urn measuring approximately 9 to 10 inches tall and 7-8 inches wide.
Companion or Extra Large Urn: This urn could be used for co-mingling ashes or when an extra large urn is needed. This urn is 400 cubic inch capacity and measures approximately 11 – 12 inches tall to 9 – 10 inches wide.
You may contact us is you need a specific size or to customize an order if our regular sizes do not meet your needs.
Note: one cubic inch of urn space equals one pound of human weight (e.g. 5 lbs. equals 5 cubic inches).
Contact us if a custom size is needed
The urns are crafted from a single piece of wood. Robert uses hardwoods native to Smoky Mountains, such as black walnut, maple, cherry, or poplar. The maple logs in the photo to the left show the first stage of crafting these urns. The process of turning the wood on the lathe and using tools to shape the urn brings out the natural beauty in the wood. The urn you purchase will be slightly different from the picture on this site because of variations in wood type, color, and grain. You can be assured of receiving a finely crafted product similar to the image. Natural occurrences in the wood such as small markings, spalting, small fissures (that would not effect the functionality or longevity of the product) enhance the beauty of the finished product.
Since these urns are handmade, your item may not be available to ship immediately when ordered. You are welcome to contact us for an estimated time frame.
Urns are sealed with the most advanced polyurethanes, enhancing their durability and preserving their natural finish. If you prefer an oiled finish for a completely natural product, you must specify at the time of the order (unless the urn will be buried, this option is not recommended).
The lids fit snugly, but if you wish to seal the urn, simply apply a bead of silicone where the lid meets the body of the urn.
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