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jeffswildwood

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09-29-2020 09:14 PM

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I need some advice for a project I’ve been tasked to do. A friend wants a simple pine box urn for his mother. The box is no problem but I want to make sure it’s the right size for the ashes. Can anyone give me some advice for the inside volume required for this task? It will not be a display item as he said after the funeral it will be encased in concrete. Any advice will be appreciated.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".


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#1 posted 09-29-2020 09:18 PM

I remember reading somewhere 1 cubic inch per pound. Double check that.

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#2 posted 09-29-2020 09:19 PM

https://www.mainelyurns.com/urn-size-chart.html

Hope this helps

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#3 posted 09-29-2020 09:20 PM

it all depends on how big she was CHECK HERE HOPE THIS HELPS :<((

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#4 posted 09-29-2020 09:58 PM

This does help a lot. Thanks guys.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 09-29-2020 10:40 PM

If you know the weight of the deceased – then you know the size of the urn you need. Approx Weight = Approx Size. Easy example: A cremated 100 pound person will yield almost 100 cubic inches of ashes. So, if 1 pound = 1 cubic inch then this person would need an urn that is approximately 90-100 cubic inches or larger.

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#6 posted 09-29-2020 11:02 PM

Thanks Lee, I’m going to have to find out the weight if I can.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 09-30-2020 03:20 AM

Just keep in mind that your resulting volume requirements are for the interior of the case.

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#8 posted 09-30-2020 06:37 AM

Also, the person’s weight should be when they were healthy since the majority of the cremains consist of bone. If the person lost significant weight prior to passing, their bone structure will still be similar to when they were healthy. Take that into account. The 1 cubic inch per pound is a good rule to follow.

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#9 posted 09-30-2020 08:15 AM

If you look at my “Projects” post from Urns 3-28-20, in the comments, you’ll be able to read one way to build them. Standard is 200 square inches, this will fit up to 200# person, you will have room to add keepsakes if they weigh less. Mine are top loaded, standard is bottom loaded with 4 screws to secure the bottom panel. I have the name plates made at a trophy shop. The last one I made was a month ago, used mahogany and I used a wood burning kit to do the inscriptions.

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#10 posted 09-30-2020 11:54 AM



Just keep in mind that your resulting volume requirements are for the interior of the case.

- Jeff


This is correct, I have that in mind.


If you look at my “Projects” post from Urns 3-28-20, in the comments, you ll be able to read one way to build them. Standard is 200 square inches, this will fit up to 200# person, you will have room to add keepsakes if they weigh less. Mine are top loaded, standard is bottom loaded with 4 screws to secure the bottom panel. I have the name plates made at a trophy shop. The last one I made was a month ago, used mahogany and I used a wood burning kit to do the inscriptions.

- WoodenDreams


The 200 lb rule sounds good.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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