Meta – Poplar Wood Cremation Urn

(3 customer reviews)


Quarter inch thick (0.635 cm) fingerprint resistant bronze powder-coated metal walls and a substantial slab of poplar wood make this urn stand out for its contemporary look and solid feel.  Made with the greatest care in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • 200 cubic inches (3277.41 cubic cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ x ~10″ (15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x ~25.4c m) 
  • will fit columbariums under 10.5″ in height
  • approximately 9 lbs (3.63 kg)
  • see full product description and photos for info on Grain Matched Pairs
  • Login as a retail partner or become a retail partner for wholesale pricing.

In stock (can be backordered)


Memento considers non-structural inclusions to be assets that accentuate that the wood used is indeed from a formerly living organism. Please indicate that you agree or if you’d prefer wood that is “clear”.

Poplar Preference

Poplar ranges wildly in color: a barely perceptibly greenish off-white to mid-toned brownish green, black, purple, yellow, and even red – sometimes all in the same board. If you have a preference, we will do our best to honor it but we cannot guarantee that we will have the exact variation of coloring in stock. (DARKER, MORE BROWN, and WILDER options are currently unavailable as of December 2020)

Complimentary Engraving

Complimentary laser engraving of name and date on the top wood surface of this cremation urn. Engraving will not occur until the customer approves digital proof sent to the email used to purchase this product. One round of edits is available. Photographic, graphic elements, and additional lines of text are available at the rates below.

Please choose serif or sans-serif font. If none is chosen, serif will be the default.

Name text will occupy a space no greater than 4.75 inches (12.7 cm) in width. Font point size will scale to fit this dimension.

Input a resting date or a birth/resting date.

Photographic Engraving (+$80.00)

Artwork must be uploaded. Memento reserves the right to request improved or additional artwork. Submission indicates you have usage rights to the artwork and Memento assumes no liability.

(max file size 50 MB)

Graphic Art Engraving (+$40.00)

High contrast artwork must be uploaded. Vector formats preferred. Memento reserves the right to request improved or additional artwork. Submission indicates you have usage rights to the artwork and Memento assumes no liability.

(max file size 50 MB)

Additional Text (+$1.00)

$1.00 per letter covers design, layout, one proof, and engraving


The Meta Cremation Urn is designed and built in Cleveland, Ohio to be substantial in weight and appearance while being within the means of the average consumer.  This combination of contemporary style and warmth in materials invites hands as well as looks.  These tactile experiences are the kind of change consumers are asking for and deserve.

Poplar wood is used for the base and lid in this version of the Meta Urn - the former is fixed in place and the latter is pressure fit by means of a simple, yet clever gasket.  The urn bodies are made of 1/4" thick wall aluminum that is powder-coated.


Companion urns are more common as a single object.  By maintaining the order from which the urn tops come off of the saw, we are able to keep pairs so that partners may have urns that the grain flows from one to the other and matches on one side. Simply request this in your order of two or more in the order notes during checkout.

grain matched pair urn

Memento has partnered with Simple Ecology to provide urn presentation bags that can have a second, productive life as a produce bag for reducing plastic use in the grocery.

Additional information

Weight 9.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 10.5 in
Single or Paired

Single, Grain Matched Pair

3 reviews for Meta – Poplar Wood Cremation Urn

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  1. Jessica L. (verified owner)

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  2. Marcus Cheung (verified owner)

    Chris was great to work with, and they stand behind their products. Turnaround was very quick. The urn is just as described, and even more beautiful in person – the quality of materials and craftsmanship is top notch!

  3. MICHAEL F. (verified owner)

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    We had my mother in laws had written signature engraved into the wood lid and came out beautiful. The urn is a work of art.

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