We Proudly Craft All of Our Custom Wood Urns Individually by Hand with Care and Precision in Our Cozy Wisconsin Workshop.

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Quality Craftsmanship

Our collection of handmade wood cremation urns is skillfully crafted with compassion and understanding, providing a dignified and meaningful resting place for your loved ones.

Adult Sized Urns

Companion Urns

Child Sized Urns

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Urns For Your Pets

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In selecting from our urns, we hope you find solace and comfort in knowing that each urn is crafted and built with the utmost care, honoring the memory of those dear to you. If you have any questions please send me a message and I’ll promptly respond.

The Maple Nail Story

Hello, I'm John Church, Owner and Founder of Maple Nail. My father started a discussion with me about creating simple wooden caskets around 1982. After a candid conversation, I clearly remember him being concerned with the general cost of a traditional funeral. It is a significant expense that most people need to take into account when making a financial plan for their life.

Another consideration of a traditional burial that concerned my father was what he was putting back into the earth (i.e. cement, steel, and formaldehyde). Since my father was a farmer the majority of his life he understood the value of protecting the earth whenever possible.

I built my first Urn with my brother when our dad died in 1990. It was made from a beautiful black walnut tree from our farm, sawn with Dad and my brothers on Dad’s sawmill, and air-dried in the machine shed.

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The significance of an American's ultimate resting place should never be compromised by the use of an imported urn of subpar quality. At Maple Nail, we take great pride in the craftsmanship and precision that goes into handcrafting each urn right here in Wisconsin, USA.

We pour our expertise into creating urns that not only stand as a symbol of enduring quality but also serve as a poignant and dignified vessel for the cherished memories of your loved ones.

Trust in our commitment to excellence, ensuring that every detail is thoughtfully considered, as we provide a truly meaningful and lasting tribute to those who have left an indelible mark on our lives.

Respect | Honor | Remember

U.S. Solder Owned Business
Built-in America and Damn Proud of it.


Behind the Scenes At Maple Nail
Funeral Planning and Urns

Meet The Maker | Behind the Scenes At Maple Nail

Home / Blog / Meet The Maker | Behind the Scenes At Maple Nail I grew up the son of a farmer. Heart of the USA, with roots that dug deep. We were taught that hard work and good morals can bring you so much father in life than good luck.  And that’s how I’ve chosen to live.  My Dad and I were sitting around one sunny afternoon having a frank conversation about caskets. While this is an unusual conversation to have in a family, it was something that meant a lot to my Dad.  My Dad was deeply concerned with the outrageous costs of a traditional funeral. It’s a significant expense that most people need to take into account when making a financial plan for their life.  So we talked about working together to make simple wooden caskets for people who either can’t, or don’t want to afford the extravagant costs of

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Dealing with Grief

Why Do Families Divide Ashes?

Home / Blog / Why Do Families Divide Ashes? When a loved one dies, the thought of cremating them can be comforting. It can feel like they are still with you in some way. But what do you do with the ashes after the cremation? Some people choose to bury them, others choose to scatter them. But another option is to divide the ashes amongst loved ones. WHY DO FAMILIES DIVIDE ASHES? For many, cremation is chosen as the final disposition of the body. This process offers several options for dividing the ashes among family members. Some families choose to divide the ashes in an urn after cremation. This urn can be shared among family members or scattered in a place that was important to the deceased. If scattering is chosen, it can be done individually or as a group.  Another option is to have each family member keep their own urn of ashes.

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How Do I Know What Size Urn to Buy
Funeral Planning and Urns

How Do I Know What Size Urn to Buy?

Home / Blog / How Do I Know What Size Urn to Buy? Urn size is an important consideration when planning a funeral When planning a funeral, urn size is an important consideration. How do you know what size urn to buy? There are so many options, and most people aren’t familiar with how choosing an urn factors into funeral planning until the time comes. And the last thing you want to be worrying about are small details like urn size at such a difficult time. So let’s simplify this and make choosing the right sized urn as uncomplicated as possible. It’s fairly obvious that the larger the urn, the more ashes it can hold. Cremation urns come in a variety of sizes, and the size you need will depend on how much cremated remains you have.  The rule of thumb with urns is that you’ll need one cubic inch for each

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