Burial Urn box

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Forum topic by Mrowell posted 08-01-2018 01:23 AM 571 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2018 01:23 AM

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Unfortunately i just got the call my grandfather is declining very quickly and I was asked to make him a very simple burial Urn. I know many of you on here have already had the honor of doing this for loved ones so I thought I might find some guidance. Unfortunately I am in the middle of final exams in my masters and there is a chance I need to have this done in a week or two so I cannot spend as much time as I would like researching and designing something. Can anyone guide me in what is an appropriate size? Does anyone have plans they can share? Tips or other advice? Attached is a picture of the style of box my dad and grandma want. Thank you all in advance.

-- Matt R

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#1 posted 08-01-2018 02:02 AM

if time is a factor, couldn’t you just purchase a simple urn like the one
you have pictured – then – make the family one that will be worthy
of your skills and not rushed. (just a thought).

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#2 posted 08-01-2018 02:12 AM

They want it for the burial urn and don’t want to postpone the burial.

-- Matt R

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#3 posted 08-01-2018 02:32 AM

you need to call the funeral home who is doing the cremation and ask them how the return the ashes each one is different also size of person does effect the size of contents i was looking for it a jock had wrote a whole artical on this but couldn’t find it no where :<((

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#4 posted 08-01-2018 03:27 AM

I’m sorry to hear of your grandfather’s declining health. For size, the recommendation is 1 cubic inch per pound. There are some other questions you should ask though.

Will your grandfather’s ashes be placed in a wall niche or burried? If a niche, will grandma be placed with him? And finally, what is the total size of the niche.

I just went through this with my mother in law and unfortunately, did not ask enough questions. There is not enough room for my step dad, so I have to figure out how to fix it so they will both fit in the niche.

Hope this helps

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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