This is a custom memory box, perfect for storing precious keepsakes and/or contained ashes. We know it is no easy thing to lose your loved one.
Each box is handcrafted from your choice of wood; walnut, mahogany, cherry wood or aromatic cedar are hand rubbed with white mineral oil to bring out the natural beauty of the wood; pine wood is finished with stain color that you choose. 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 4x6 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 drop down menu.
You also have the option to send us a photo of your loved one and we can print it directly on a wood insert or a ceramic tile using state-of-the-art, permanent dye sublimation.
If you would like to take advantage of the "Photo Print on Wood" option - select that option and then choose the natural wood or white background (see photos for examples - the white background will print true-to-color, while the wood background will have the wood grain visible through the photo).
The wood photo print is removable, just like a photo.
The ceramic disc tile option is 4" diameter. The tile is not removable from the box.
Photos that are scaled for size 4x6 ratio work best, and medium or high resolution photos are recommended (if your photo is blurry, it will also print blurry). Note that the photo space is horizontal; if you send a vertical photo, we will try to crop the image to best showcase your loved one, but there may be background showing on the sides of your photo.
Please note ashes should be in a durable bag or container before resting in the box as it is not airtight.
Includes lock and key.
Measures 8.5” long. 6” wide, and 7.25” tall.
Inside box dimensions: 7” long, 4.5” wide, and 6” tall.
Recommended for remains up to 180 lbs of body weight.
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. 200 characters or less is recommended for the quote. We will engrave your text in the same layout and fonts as shown unless requested otherwise.
Select from the dropdown menu if you would like to add a wood photo insert or ceramic disc, or no photo print if you would like to include your own photo. If you do not select a photo print, you can still insert a photo when you receive the box.
Select your wood type/stain color from the dropdown menu.
Pictured in Pine - Light stain, also pictured in Solid Walnut.
Pine wood has the possibility of knots.
Cedar will almost certainly have knots; it features red, pink and white wood tones with a very aromatic smell.
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!