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Cremation Urns

How To Open An Urn

favicon.jpg How to Open Our Wood Urns

Opening a cremation urn is not something one does every day. It’s a fairly simple process; most of our wooden cremation urns open from the bottom, using four screws. But since it’s still helpful to see it done before trying it yourself, here is our video demonstration of how to open a wood urn.

Different types of urns vary in how the ashes compartment is accessed. Most ceramic urns have a threaded lid, while many metal urns have a snap-lock style top plate or a bottom-opening plate affixed with screws like our wooden urns. Some marble urns have a threaded stopper underneath, into which the cremains are poured. Biodegradable urns vary significantly in how they are assembled and in how the ashes are deposited.

If you have any questions about how to open an urn, how to use an urn for burial, water disposition, or scattering, or if you have concerns about the durability of our urns, please don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email.