About Our Wood Urns

Handcrafted by Amish craftsmen using reclaimed barn wood, Cedar, Oak and more.

Here are some things we’d like you to know when buying our urns.

Each of our urns is lovingly built by skilled Amish craftsmen using time tested techniques.  These are truly heirloom pieces.  

The Amish maintain a simple lifestyle, devoid of such modern innovations as electricity and telephones!  By purchasing one of our urns you help support these hard-working families and their simple way of life.  


If you’re shopping on line for urns you’ve probably seen this “rule of thumb”: Urn Capacity should equal one cubic inch per pound of body weight.  That’s not a bad rule, but there are obviously other factors.  One is density.  In the cremation process muscle and fat tissue are reduced far more than bone.  People who are exceptionally tall or large framed will require greater capacity than people who are merely “heavy”.  Because our urns are built by hand by several different individuals, there will be some minor difference in the sizes.  But they all exceed 275 cubic inches of storage capacity.  External dimensions average about 10” wide by 6” deep by 7-1/2” tall. 


At Hearthstone we strive to create unique urns that celebrate the individual lives and personalities of our loved ones.  We’ve already done the hard part for you, trying various shapes, materials, and colors.  When you select one of our designs you can be certain it will be beautiful, and all the components will harmonize perfectly.  If you have a custom design in mind, just contact us!

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Every urn is built only of the finest hardwoods available, using techniques handed down from generation to generation.  Our most popular urns are made of weathered oak, wood actually reclaimed from old barns.  Even though this wood has been exposed to the elements for years, we do NOT recommend our urns for permanent outdoor display.

Access: Each urn has a removable panel on the bottom held in place by four small screws.  Once the ashes are placed inside there is seldom a reason to remove this panel.

What Else Will I Need?

Laws and customs vary from one location to the next.  Our urns have been used by people of various ethnic and religious backgrounds, and in states throughout the country.  If you are planning to keep the remains in your home, these urns are perfectly suited.  Simply place the temporary container from the crematory inside and replace the bottom panel.  If you plan to bury the cremains or place them in a vault, you should ask your local funeral professional if anything else is required and if a wooden urn is acceptable.

Get In Touch

If you have a question about any of our products, or have an idea for a custom urn you would like to discuss, please contact us.  We would love to hear from you.


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