Custom Order Medium Cork and Spalted Sycamore
This client needed an urn for their 40 lb dog that had been aquamated. Aquamation yields 20-30% more cremains, so the small size would have been too small. A meium size was made using the same materials that the client wanted, but a different size and shape.
Do I need special tools to transfer the cremains to my urn? Do I have to touch the cremains?
No tools required. The top and bottom of the urn are held together by very strong rare earth magnets. A muslin bag is included with each urn. The crematory will return the cremains to you in a plastic bag. We recommend that you simply put that plastic bag into the muslin bag, and then place it in your Planturn.
Will watering the plant affect the wood?
Each cremation urn comes with a ceramic or glass cup in which to hold the plant. Urns with a cork top do not need a holder, the plant can be placed directly in the top. Water should not come in contact with the wood at any time. We recommend using a succulent or cactus in your urn, as they do not need much watering or care.
Do I need to take the top off of the Planturn to water or replace the plant?
No need to ever take the top off of your cremation urn once you have placed the cremains inside. Each cremation urn comes with a removable ceramic or glass cup in which to hold the plant. Vessels with a cork top do not need an insert.
What happens if the urn gets knocked over?
The top and bottom of the cremation urn are held together by very strong rare earth magnets, so the urn should stay together if it is to be knocked over on a shelf. We recommend that you keep the cremains in the muslin bag in the bottom of the urn, in case it gets knocked off a shelf to the ground.
Can I put my urn outside?
Planturns are best placed inside.
Do I have to polish the wood? What is the upkeep?
Your urn will be finished with a natural zero or low VOC finish. Even though it is a natural finish, it is very durable and should not need any upkeep apart from the occasional dusting with a clean dry cloth. Your urn should not come in prolonged contact with water.
What if I get the wrong size urn?
We recommend you look closely at the dimensions pictured to make sure you get the size you need. Each Planturn is made to order and therefore we are unable to accept returns. If you need additional assistance, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.