This is an extra large size custom memory box, perfect for storing precious keepsakes and/or contained ashes for larger dogs and other loved family pets. We know it is no easy thing to lose your best friend.
Each box is handcrafted in our shop from your choice of wood. Pine is finished with your stain selection, and our premium woods (walnut, mahogany, cherry and aromatic cedar) are hand rubbed with mineral oil. The top of the lid is engraved with a name, a special quote or short poem, and years of life.
The front of the box can hold a 5x7 photo, which can be inserted and removed from the inside of the box, just like a picture frame. This piece is not glass but clear acrylic, so there is little danger of breakage. If you would like to insert your own photo when you receive the box, select the "No photo insert" option from the dropdown menu. See below for notes on our special photo print options.
If you would like a quote or short poem included on the box, please enter the full text - if no quote is included, we will assume you don't want a quote engraved. 300 characters or less is recommended for the quote.
Be sure to double check your spelling, dates, etc - we sometimes just copy/paste exactly what you write.
We will engrave your text in the same layout and fonts as shown unless requested otherwise.
By request, we can include cat/dog pawprint symbols or hearts on the sides of the name if you would like - just select that option when you check out.
***We ask that you please don’t use emojis in your personalization, as they don’t show up on our order sheets, and you may not end up getting the symbols you want.
Please note that ashes should be in a durable bag or container before resting in the box as it is not airtight.
- Includes lock and key
- Measures 14” long, 8” wide, and 10” tall
- Approx. inside dimensions: 12.5” long, 6.5” wide, and 8.75” tall
Holds ashes for remains up to 600 lbs (or smaller remains with other keepsake items)
Made to order in USA
"Rose" box pictured in the main photo is Walnut wood with a birch wood photo print.
"Wilbur" box is also Walnut wood.
"Tanner" box is Pine - Medium stain.
Walnut, Cherry and Mahogany are somewhat unlikely to have knots, but as all of our boxes are made of real wood, it's not impossible for them to have natural flaws. Likewise, each box may have variances in wood grain or color as every tree is unique.
Pine wood is a more rustic option and has the possibility of knots.
Cedar will almost certainly have knots; it features red, pink and white wood tones with a very aromatic smell.
Insert your own photo when you receive the box; select “No photo insert” to receive the acrylic pane with wood backing only.
Photo print choices:
You have the option to send us a photo of your beloved pet and we can print it directly on a wood insert using state-of-the-art, permanent dye sublimation.
See photos for examples - the White background will print true-to-color, while the Birch wood background will have the wood grain visible through the photo. Both wood photo prints are removable, just like a photo, so you can replace it in the future if you wish.
We at Cades and Birch have decided to opt out of the instant gratification game and focus on a balanced approach that benefits both our customers and our employees. Our products our handmade in our factory by our craftspeople to make them special and custom for you. It takes time to do that right. We are taking a different approach and instead focusing on product quality and uniqueness while also creating a work environment where our employees can take pride in their work without the stress to simply deliver the fastest. In this fast paced world, we still believe that the idea of waiting for something makes if more exciting! Made in USA, made to order, made with love!
I ordered this large keepsake box after losing my baby girl dog Meadow. I wanted to have something big enough to hold all of her precious items, along with her urn. This definitely fit everything we wanted! The engraving, craftsmanship, customer service with Laurie who answered every question I had, and turnaround time was top notch. We ordered this in Cherry wood and it’s absolutely stunning. I chose to do Meadows picture in the ceramic disc and I’m so glad I did! It turned out very vibrant and clear. It came with a lock and 2 keys which is a nice touch. This company made a very hard time easy to work with. I highly recommend this company and will continue to use and recommend them. Thank you all at Cades and Birch so much for everything you did for us. I now have this beautiful memory of my baby displayed on a special shelf with flameless candles, that I look at every day in my bedroom.
Above what expectations.It’s a beautiful and her picture is amazing. I was able to put some of her favorite toys and jacket inside with her along with some strands of hair that was given to us. Our family is very pleased.
Absolutely above expectations. Beautiful keepsake with enough space for all my beloved doggos stuff. The photo on the front was printed nicely. The stain is lovely and was accurate to the description. All in all I am very pleased.