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New Wood Urns

A roundup of new wooden urns at Urns Northwest:

New Maple Wood Urns with Engraved Scene

Music Urn
New Wood Urn Series

These wood cremation urns feature finely engraved scenes in a walnut frame on the top of the urn. The white maple, when engraved, results in a stunningly contrasted design against the light grain of the natural hardwood urn box. These wooden urns can also be built with a hinged lid and a 3/4″ deep memory chest area on the top of the urn, perfect for letters, photos, jewelry, or other small memorabilia items.

Scenes in this series include the above pictured Wood Urn with Music Scene, as well as:

 
 
New Wood Companion Urns
We’ve expanded our companion urn selection to include several of our standard urns that can now be made in the companion or double urn size, usually holding about 400 cubic inches of cremains to accomodate the remains of two individuals.

New Dimensional Inlay Wood Urns

Wood Urn with Horse Scene
Horse Riding Home Wood Urn

New to our Dimensional Inlay Series of wood urns are two twists on the classic Road Home scene. Pictured above is our Horse Scene Road Home Urn, in oak, featuring a cowboy on his horse for that final ride home, and below is the same scene with a motorcyclist, pictured in walnut. The entire series of wood urns can be made in your choice of oak or walnut hardwoods.

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What to Engrave on an Urn Inscription

Standard Urn Inscrption Format:

In Loving Memory
John Doe
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999

Other first lines:

In Memorium

In Remembrance

In Fondest Memory Of

In Treasured Memory Of

In Honored Memory Of

In Cherished Memory Of

Happy Memories Of

Other epitaph date formats:

1/1/43 – 12/31/99

1/1/1943 – 12/31/1999

Jan. 1, 1943 – Dec. 31, 1999

1943 – 1999

Additional Lines:

Often a short epitaph, 2-15 words in length, will be engraved below the dates. See below for list of short epitaphs. The format would then look like this:

In Loving Memory
Jane Doe
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999
Faithful Wife, Loving Mother

Engraving a middle name:

John D. Doe

John David Doe

Engraving a nickname:

John “Jack” Doe

Bible Verses for Urn Inscription:

(For more Scripture verses fit for an epitaph, click here.)

Love is patient, love is kind.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

God is our refuge and our strength.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (ESV)

He gives His beloved sleep.

The Lord bless thee and keep thee;
The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.

And so we will be with the Lord forever.

We live by faith, not by sight.

Short Epitaph Poems for Urn Inscription:

You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee

Memory is a lovely lane,
Where hearts are ever true,
A lane I so often travel down,
Because it leads to you.

His charming ways and smiling face,
Are a pleasure to recall,
He had a kindly word for each,
And died beloved by all.

A silent thought, a secret tear,
Keeps his memory ever dear.
Time eases the edge of grief,
Memory turns back every leaf.

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.

Though absent you are very near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear

There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance last forever

Remembered always with love sincere
Memories keep him ever near

You still live on in the hearts and minds
Of the loving family you left behind

Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee

Short Epitaphs for Urn Inscription:

Loving Father, Husband, Brother, and Friend

Loving Mother, Wife, Sister, and Friend

Faithful and Loving Husband

Faithful and Loving Wife

           (etc.)

Sadly Missed, Lovingly Remembered

Forever Remembered, Forever Missed

Safe In the Arms of Jesus

Asleep In Jesus

He, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh (Hebrews 11:4)

Absent From the Body, Present With the Lord

In God’s Care

I Know My Redeemer Lives

We Love You Always

He Loved and Was Loved

In the Cross of Christ I Glory

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Blessed Are the Dead That Die In the Lord

In His Keeping

In God’s Hand

Forever In Our Hearts

At Rest

At Peace

Though Gone From Sight To Memory Dear

Until We Meet Again

Safe At Last the Harbour Past

Forever In Our Thoughts

Rest In Peace

May He Rest In Peace

May She Rest In Peace

Much Loved

Peace At Last

— ~ —

At Urns Northwest, we offer engraving on nearly all of our wood urns. Click here for more information about our urn engraving

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Buying A Companion Urn

With cremation on the rise as an inexpensive alternative to traditional burial, couples making end-of-life arrangements in the current economy can explore companion urns as a simple and budget-friendly option in lieu of purchasing two separate urns.

Companion urns simplify the storage and display of the couple’s cremains by holding both in a single cremation container. This double urn box, while larger than a standard urn, is significantly smaller than two urns side-by-side. This makes for a simpler burial process, a smaller niche in a mausoleum, or easier storage, transportation, and display of the urn. Smaller space, in many cases, translates to lower costs.

Companion urns, also known as double urns or urns for two, are generally cheaper than two of their standard-sized counterparts. Companion urns are made using a variety of materials, including metal, marble, plastic, wood, and biodegradable materials. Within a given medium, style and designs will vary significantly.

Memory Companion Urn Shop Companion Urns

For instance, at Urns Northwest, we offer a wide selection of wood companion urns, such as a wood urn with a photo frame on the front, a book- or Bible-shaped urn with doves on the “cover”, or a rectangular urn box with three-dimensional inlay art scenes. But the options don’t end there.

The various scenes for the Companion Urn with 3 Dimensional Scene are crafted using various exotic and domestic hardwoods in their natural colors, cut and laser engraved then inlaid like a 3-D jigsaw puzzle to produce an intricately detailed image with a real sense of depth.

The available scenes for this double wood urn are extensive, including:

Idyllic outdoor scenes: a lighthouse against a rocky seacoast, a cowboy riding his trusty horse through the desert towards the setting sun, a farmer riding his tractor home to the farm one last time.

Animal scenes: an elk in the woods, dolphins leaping through the crest of a wave, a hummingbird or butterfly fluttering near lush flowers, a wolf howling at the lonely moon, ducks descending upon a rippling pond.

Bucolic pastime scenes: a rustic cabin nestled against a lake, a golfer finishing his final round, a sailboat rounding the final bend toward shore, a fisherman reeling in the big one.

Many wooden companion urns can be designed with or without an interior divider. This option allows the couple to choose to have their remains co-mingled inside the urn as a symbol of their unity in life and in death, or, alternately, to keep their ashes separated to represent their individuality while still being united forever in a beautiful companion urn as a token of the depth of their love.

The simplicity, economy, and nearly endless stylistic options make companion urns an affordable choice for the budget shopper, and the symbolism of two united as one makes companion urns the romantic choice.

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Companion Urns with Picturesque Wood Art Scenes

Wood Urn Double Urn
Companion Urns for Two
A companion urn is a timeless way to memorialize the enduring love of an inseperable couple. Also known as a double urn or an urn for two, companion urns make a lasting and beautiful memorial. 

The wooden urn box is built to hold the cremains of two individuals in oak, walnut, or maple wood, and can be designed with or without an interior divider. This option allows the couple to choose to have their remains co-mingled inside the urn as a symbol of their unity in life and in death, or, alternately, to keep their ashes separated to represent their individuality while still being united forever in a beautiful companion urn as a token of the depth of their love.

The various scenes for the Companion Urn with 3 Dimensional Scene are crafted using various exotic and domestic hardwoods in their natural colors, cut and laser engraved then inlaid like a 3-D jigsaw puzzle to produce an intricately detailed image with a delightful sense of depth.

The many enchanting scenes available for this double wood urn include:

Idyllic outdoor scenes – A lighthouse against a rocky seacoast, a cowboy riding his trusty horse through the desert towards the setting sun, a farmer riding his tractor home to the farm one last time.

Enchanting animal scenes – An elk in the woods, dolphins leaping through the crest of a wave, a hummingbird or butterfly fluttering near lush flowers.

Bucolic pastime scenes – A rustic cabin nestled against a lake, a golfer finishing his final round, a sailboat rounding the final bend toward shore.

These fine companion urns and many more are available at Urns Northwest. As with most of our wood cremation urns, these double urns can be personalized with laser engraved inscription.

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California Urns | Wood Urns Made in California

At Urns Northwest, we take pride in offering a wide variety of funeral urns made in the United States. Several of our series of wood cremation urns are made in California, USA. These urns are crafted with the finest worksmanship, and all of them can be laser-engraved with custom inscription of name, dates, or other text.

Our Dimensional Laser Cremation Urn series features engraved scenes are made of numerous pieces of fine hardwoods in their natural colors, and the urn boxes are available in your choice of oak or walnut. Many scenes to choose from, including lighthouses, seacoast scenes, “road home” scenes with motorcycle or horse, and more. Here are several of the most popular urns in this series:

 
 
Road Home Cremation urn Road Home Urn – $359.00
 
(click here to see entire selection. All of these are also available as companion urns)
Another series of wood urns made in California is our Scenic Photo Engraved Urns, which boast a thematic nature photograph stunningly engraved onto your choice of an oak or walnut urn. These CA urns are perfect for adding an engraved inscription below the photo. Scenes include Deer, Elk, Lighthouse, Mountain, and Dolphin (pictured below).
 
The Cherry Cremation Urn series is also made in California, USA, features gorgeous cherry wood urns with laser engraved or relief carved images cut into the wood. A variety of scenes are available in this series, such as:
Cherry Lighthouse Urn Lighthouse Scene Cherry Urn – $269.00    (relief carved)
 
Garden gate Cherry cremation urn Garden Gate Cherry Urn – $269.00   (laser-cut)
 
Cherry urn with Roses inlay Red Roses Cherry Urn – $289.00   (laser-cut and inlaid with exotic Paduak wood in its natural color)
And finally for our CA urns we would like to feature the Photo Engraved Cremation Urn. Simply upload or email us a photo and we will have it laser engraved onto a maple urn along with custom text inscription. An incredible urn for a beautiful memorial.
 
All the above urns are made in CA and shipped from California, and available at UrnsNW.com
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Oregon Urns | Cremation Urns Made in Oregon

UrnsNW.com is an Oregon-based company, and while we sell many cremation urns from a variety of woodworkers, artists, and manufacturers, our most popular series of funeral urns is made in Oregon.

Dimensionat Art Cremation Urns have lovely woodcut art scenes created by using laser cut pieces of hardwoods in their natural colors, inlaid with precision to create unique and touching scenes. Several dozen scenes are available, and the wood urns can be made in your choice of oak, walnut, or maple.

A perfect example of these Oregon urns is our Boat Fishing Urn in Walnut. Oregonians love to fish, and if your loved one loved to fish this hardwood urn will serve not only as a keepsake but also as way of remembering and honoring their life and passions. 

Fisherman Urn for Ashes

All of these Oregon urns can be custom engraved with name, dates, and a brief inscription on the top or back for an additional $40. These urns usually take about 2-3 days to produce, but arrangements can be made for overnight shipping depending on current stock; please contact us for rush shipping orders.  

Here is a small selection of these urns made in Oregon for you to see the variety of scenes and styles available; click here to view entire selection of our Oregon-made wood art urns.

Lighthouse Urn | Lighthouse Cremation Urn Lighthouse Urn $365.00
 
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Celtic Urns for Ashes

Ceramic urns are a beautiful and traditional way to inter your loved one. The timeless lustre of these hand-crafted pottery urns remain a standard choice for a lasting memorial.
If your loved one was of Irish descent, loved to visit the lush green hills of Ireland, frequented an Irish pub, or simply delighted in ancient and unique Celtic designs, here are two ceramic urns to consider.
 
  
 
Each piece is handmade with an exotic wood lid hand-turned to fit perfectly. Each cremation urn also has a hand-carved ceramic rock knob that is glazed to match. Each urn is a one-of-a-kind and signed by the artist on the bottom of each piece. The traditional pottery shape with the stylized Celtic design results in a timeless and unique memorial to your loved one.  
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In Loving Memory Bible Verses for Epitaph

Epitaph Bible Verses

Choosing a select few word to represent and memorialize the life of a loved one is a daunting task. When putting an inscription on an urn, or an epitaph on a headstone, the important features to look for in a quote are significance, brevity, and relevance.

If you would like to honor the faith of a loved one by inscribing a Scripture verse on the urn or headstone, the significance of the quotation is already inherent. After all, the Bible is the Word of God, and what could be more significant than the very breath of God?

As for brevity, below we have gathered a selection of brief and fitting Scripture verses for an epitaph. These verses are listed in the English Standard Version of the Bible, with links to the traditional King James Version (KJV, which uses words like “thee” and “thou” and verbs that endeth in “-eth”) as well as the popular and contemporary New Living Translation (NLT). These Bible verses will fit on most cremation urns and memorial headstones in a readable font size. If the verse sounds familiar but not quite the way you remember it, it may be that you have heard the verse before in the King James Version or some other translation.

The last feature that should be considered for a epitaph inscription is relevance to the individual’s life and faith. Only you and those closest to the deceased can determine this, so peruse these Scriptures with an eye toward the verse’s relevance to your loved one.

Epitaph Scriptures are listed below in the order that they appear in the Bible.

Epitaph Bible Verses

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Deuteronomy 6:4
(KVJ, NLT)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1
(KJV, NLT)

I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23:6
(KJV, NLT)

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust.
Psalm 40:4
(KJV, NLT)

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
– Psalm 46:1
(KJV, NLT)

Be still, and know that I am God.
– Psalm 46:10
(KJV, NLT)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
– Psalm 91:1
(KJV, NLT)

The Lord is near to all who call on him.
– Psalm 145:18
(KJV, NLT)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end.
Lamentations 3:22
(KJV, NLT)

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:8
(KJV, NLT)

…the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 10:22
(KJV, NLT)

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28
(KJV, NLT)

Well done, good and faithful servant.
Matthew 25:21
(KJV, NLT)

Well done, good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of your master.
Matthew 25:21
(KJV, NLT)

Not my will, but yours, be done
Luke 22:42
(KJV, NLT)

Whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
John 3:15
(KJV, NLT)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16
(KJV, NLT)

Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life.
John 5:24
(KJV, NLT)

He…has passed from death to life.
John 5:24
(KJV, NLT)

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32
(KJV, NLT)

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10
(KJV, NLT)

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.
John 11:25
(KJV, NLT)

I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
John 14:6
(KJV, NLT)

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13
(KJV, NLT)

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.
Acts 16:31
(KJV, NLT)

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8
(KJV, NLT)

We know that for those who love God all things work together for good.
Romans 8:28
(KJV, NLT)

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Romans 10:13
(KJV, NLT)

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
II Corinthians 5:17
(KJV, NLT)

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
Galatians 2:20
(KJV, NLT)

For by grace you have been saved through faith.
Ephesians 2:8
(KJV, NLT)

To live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21
(KJV, NLT)

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1
(KJV, NLT)

God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
I John 4:16
(KJV, NLT)

God is love.
I John 4:16
(KJV, NLT)

Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 2:10
(KJV, NLT)



For laser engraving on our wood cremation urns, see here.

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Bible Verses for Memorial Service

Choosing an appropriate Scripture verse for a memorial service is a poignant way to honor the faith of a loved one and provide comfort for those who remain. Here is a selection of Bible verses for funeral services in the English Standard Version (ESV), with links for each verse in the traditional King James Version (KJV) and also the more modernized New Living Translation (NLT).

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
– Psalm 91:1-2
(KJV, NLT)

The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them.
Psalm 145:18-19
(KJV, NLT)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
– Psalm 23
(KJV, NLT)

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
– II Corinthians 4:16-18
(KJV, NLT)

It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
– Philippians 1:20-23
(KJV, NLT)

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Ceramic Art Cremation Urns

Urns Northwest is proud to introduce a new line of ceramic cremation urns featuring a variety of artistic pottery urns. These ceramic urns each are made with an exotic wood lid, unique artwork using a tattoo gun, and finished with the finest glazes.

These unique ceramic cremation urns are hand thrown on the potters wheel, and can easily be customized. Already affordably priced at $379.00, view our entire selection of pottery urns here and take advantage of an additional 7% off with our winter sale!