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Wood Funeral Urns Designed to Fit into a Columbarium Niche

We now offer a selection of beautiful wood funeral urns deisgned to fit into a columbarium niche. These niches are known by a variety of terms – mausoleum niche, columbarium vault, funeral home niche, etc. Generally these are compartments meant to hold cremated remains in a wall at a funeral home, cemetery, columbarium, or mausoleum. The size of the niche might vary a little depending on how much you are willing to pay, but generally they stay fairly small.

For instance, at Arlington National Cemetery, they require that the funeral urns going into the niche must measure less than nine inches high, wide, and deep. This is typical of the spacial limitations for columbarium niches – the niche you purchase may be a little larger, or a fraction smaller, but it should be pretty close. You may find difficulty getting an urn online that will fit into the required dimensions. Of course, the funeral home will probably have urns that fit, but you may not like the design or the price point.

That is why we have created this selection of wood funeral urns designed to fit into a standard niche space. Let’s take a look.

Wood Funeral Urns Designed to Fit into a Columbarium Niche

These wooden niche urns come in two sizes, three wood types, and with two personalization options. Watch the video above for a brief product demonstration, and read on for more information and some additional photos.

Two urns will fit into most niches
Two niche urns, which will allow a couple to keep their remains together in the niche. Shown in Mahogany wood.


  • Urn sizes are standard adult and companion adult
  • Standard adult urn holds 218 cubic inches and measures 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 4.5″
  • This means that two standard adult urns will measure a combined 8.5″ cubed
  • Companion adult urn holds 440 cubic inches, plenty of room for two adults
  • The companion urn measures 8.5″ cubed


  • Rich, red-hued Mahogany wood
  • Subtly understated Natural Cherry wood
  • Honey-toned Oak wood with gorgeous woodgrain highlights
  • Each urn is crafted in Oregon with thick slabs of real wood


  • Optional laser engraving of text: name, dates, etc
  • Laser engraving is carved into the surface of the wood urn
  • We also offer military service emblems: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps


Wood Funeral Urns Designs to Fit Columbarium Niches

Wood urns made in the USA

Niche Urn - Companion Size

To order or for more information see here.

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5 Best Creative Personalized Accents for Your Funeral

Creative accents to personalize your funeral

You have a one-of-a-kind personality, a unique twist on life, and a truly eclectic array of niche interests and creative passions. This is how you will be remembered, and this is how you would like your life to be celebrated at your funeral. If you’re smart (and no doubt you are, *wink*), you are planning ahead for your final arrangements. Let’s start to shape your memorial service by looking at the five best creative personalized accents for your funeral. Continue reading 5 Best Creative Personalized Accents for Your Funeral

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The Loon Bird Wood Urn for Memorials in Minnesota, Wisconsin, & Michigan

Wood Cremation Urn with Loon Bird Art

Our newest 3-dimensional inlay wood art memorial urn design is the Loon Bird Wood Urn, our rustic take on this gorgeous waterfowl found throughout the midwest and especially popular in the lake regions of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario Canada.

Here are some key facts and trivia items about the loon bird and the midwest region:

  • State bird of Minnesota
  • Provincial bird of Ontario
  • Depicted on the Canadian dollar coin, which is nicknamed “the loonie”
  • The “loon capital of the world” is Mercer, Wisconsin
  • Mascot of the Major League Soccer club in Minnesota (United FC)
  • Appears in several movies including Finding Dory and On Golden Pond
  • Also called “divers”, the loon can dive up to 200 feet below the water’s surface in pursuit of fish
  • The loon’s eye color will change with the seasons, gray in colder months and a bright crimson in warmer weather

If you are an outdoors enthusiast in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, or other midwest lake regions, you may be interested in a loon memorial urn. Let’s take a look at this beautiful new rustic wood funeral urn.

Loon Bird Wood Urn

Made in the USA from solid wood, this urn is available in your choice of Oak, Maple, Mahogany, or Walnut.

Shown in the video above and the photos below in Walnut wood. The craftsmanship and detailed art etchings are clearly evident, beautifully completed in a way that doesn’t detract from the exquisite appearance of the loon bird as the centerpiece.

Available here.

We can also laser engrave name and dates into the wood on the top or back of the urn to personalize. The urn opens from the bottom with a removeable panel that attaches with screws. These urns are made using genuine and hearty solid wood. The vivid and lifelike 3-dimensional realism is accomplished with a multilayer inlay and detailed laser engraving of the bird.

Loon Bird Wood Urn Wood Cremation Urn for Memorials in Minnesota Memorial Urns for Michigan

A truly lovely memorial tribute to your loved one. Lastly, the urn has a standard adult capacity, holding a little over 200 cubic inches of cremated remains or “ashes.” We can also make it in companion size with a capacity of 400 cubic inches upon request. The Loon Bird Wood Urn is available from Urns Northwest, made to order for you within 3 business days.

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How to Wow Your Funeral Home Customers with a Cafe Corner

Wow your funeral home customers with a cafe corner

Do you want to “Wow!” your funeral home customers? Of course you do. In an appropriately soothing way, of course. What could be better to show care and compassion to the families who come through your funeral home than to help serve their basic needs of nourishment and sustenance? This is why we are proposing that a great way to wow your clients is to create a cozy cafe corner filled with refreshments. Continue reading How to Wow Your Funeral Home Customers with a Cafe Corner

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The Layman’s Guide to Funeral Urns

Funeral urns can seem like a daunting subject to the uninitiated. So many options, so many things to think about, and all you want is to honor your loved one without messing everything up. So to help, we present to you The Layman’s Guide to Funeral Urns. Continue reading The Layman’s Guide to Funeral Urns

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Methods for Scattering Ashes

Scattering Ashes: Ways to Do It

Cremation and scattering ashes can be the simplest and most affordable disposition option. Scattering can also provide a sense of finality and peace for the family, an event filled with meaning and rich symbolism. It is also often done at a loved one’s request, as one of their final wishes. There are a variety of methods for scattering ashes, so here is a brief guide to help you choose which option is best for you. Continue reading Methods for Scattering Ashes

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Considering a funeral at home? Start here.

Considering a funeral at home? Start here.

Are you considering a funeral at home? Have you heard of the “home funeral” movement, and want to know if it’s the right choice for you? You’ve come to the right place.

In this article we describe the basics involved in creating a funeral at home. We compare benefits and drawbacks, and offer some basic considerations and further resources to help you decide if a home funeral is right for you. Let’s dive in. Continue reading Considering a funeral at home? Start here.

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Tips on doing the deceased’s makeup for a home funeral

DIY Makeup for Home Funeral

If you’re choosing to do a home funeral, you will want to make the deceased look as natural as possible. Here, we detail the basics on how to apply makeup to a dead person, then provide a range of tips doing the deceased’s makeup for a home funeral. Continue reading Tips on doing the deceased’s makeup for a home funeral

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What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?

Memorial Gift Ideas

Funeral flowers are beautiful, but many people find them depressing. After all, once the hubbub of the funeral or memorial service subsides, the flowers sit on a table and… die. A sad collection of wilting flowers isn’t exactly the image you want to leave with the recipient of your memorial gift.

So many people look for funeral flower alternatives to give that somehow celebrate life. Continue reading What should I send as a memorial gift instead of flowers?

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Horse Themed Cremation Urns for People Who Loved Horses

Cremation urns for people who loved horses

Horses are loved by many. The majestic power, the graceful movement, the equine beauty. Horse themed cremation urns are a popular choice as a memorial for people who loved horses, and there are plenty from which to choose.

At Urns Northwest, we offer some brilliant and premium horse themed cremation urns. Continue reading Horse Themed Cremation Urns for People Who Loved Horses