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Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn

The Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn presents a lovely, earthy, homespun memorial to your loved one. This beautiful cremation urn is made in the USA from premium solid walnut wood and boasts a dark walnut stain and elegant “Autumn Leaves” carvings on the top of the piece. Continue reading Autumn Leaves Walnut Wood Cremation Urn

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Round Wood Cremation Urns with Handcrafted Inlays

Round Wood Cremation Urns

Update 7/28/20. For the first 3+ years of offering these round wood cremation urns starting in late 2016, we had very positive reviews from our satisfied and appreciative customers. However, for an alarming amount of recent orders we have found that this artist’s quality control has gone seriously downhill, and we are no longer offering these products.

We’re leaving up this post so that you can be aware of this development if you find these urns on other websites. Please just know that the quality and craftsmanship used to be excellent, so this should not reflect badly on urn stores that have not experienced issues (yet) and are thus still offering these products.

We’re leaving the full text below unchanged (aside from removing the links to the products), so you’ll have an idea of how the product used to be. It is disappointing, but manufacturers and shops change their capabilities, production values, and/or experience other issues all the time. We try to stay on top of these sorts of things so that you will always receive the finest cremation urns from Urns Northwest to honor your loved one.

If you ever receive anything that is less than 100% satisfactory from us, please let us know and we will take care of it.

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Artisan Crafted Hand Turned Wood Cremation Urns

Artisan Crafted Wood Urns

We proudly present to you a new collection of artisan crafted hand turned wood cremation urns. Individually woodturned in the USA by a skilled artisan, each urn is made from segments of solid, premium wood in a variety of designs and styles. Continue reading Artisan Crafted Hand Turned Wood Cremation Urns

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Cremation Urn Wood Types – Walnut

There are several varieties of walnut wood from which our urns are made, depending on the manufacturer. Walnut is a dark wood, and most American walnut varieties grow with either a straight grain or a very distinctive and highly figured grain. Both grain types result in a beautiful finished product, and you can see whether a particular wood urn is made with straight-grain or variable-grain walnut by looking closely at any product photo with decent resolution.

The hardness, strength, stability, and heaviness of walnut wood contribute to its legacy as one of the largest hardwood trees grown in the United States and our most popular type of wood for our funeral urns. Below you will see a small sample selection of just a few of our walnut urns. The images below will give you a good idea of the variety of shades and grain textures available, as well as the number of different wood urn designs that we sell.

To browse our collection of urns available in Walnut, see here.

Walnut Scattering Urn
Hand Turned Walnut Urn: Sample #1
Cross Cremation Urn
Seascape Urn for Ashes
Lighthouse Urn | Lighthouse Cremation Urn
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Cremation Urn Wood Types – Radiata Wood

Radiata pine is classed as a medium-density softwood. Radiata pine clearwood (wood that is free of defects such as knots, holes or other blemishes) is one of the world’s best clearwoods and one of the world’s most widely planted plantation species because it has the ability to grow to a large diameter faster than almost any other tree species.

When planed to a smooth finish, the wood is creamy-coloured, with stripes created by the contrast between wood grown early in the annual growth season (softer and paler) and that grown later (harder and darker). The wood darkens over time with exposure to light.

Many of our Bolivian urns are made from Radiata pine wood; here is one with and a second without a stain:

 

These and many more gorgeous radiata pine wood cremation urns available at Urns Northwest.