FRANKSVILLE, Wis., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mood Wood, handcrafters of elegant wooden cremation urns, has the answer for animal owners looking for the perfect way to remember and honor the memory of a beloved pet: one of its six pet cremation urns that will be valued as a work of art and a family heirloom that can be proudly and tastefully be displayed as a lasting memorial.
Mood Wood has been manufacturing the highest quality, hand crafted, wooden cremation urns for family members and loved ones for more than 25 years. After the overwhelming response and appreciation they received for their human urns, Bruce and Lucinda Keifer recognized the need for pet cremation urns to provide lasting resting places for pets as well. They have run their family-owned business in southwest Wisconsin for a quarter of a century. They started out designing and handcrafting high quality solid wood office furniture in 1984 and later found a calling to create cherry wooden urns for human ashes, which have been described as heirloom quality, handcrafted with integrity and a commitment to producing the finest wood urns.
Mood Wood recognizes the impact pets can have upon their owners and has designed its pet product line to include stylish models of wooden memorial pet cremation urns for the ash remains of pets. Like its full line of human cremation urns, Mood Wood's pet urns are constructed of the finest select grade cherry (no veneer) that is carefully chosen and matched for complementing wood grain and color. All pet urns are constructed with dovetailed joinery and coated with a hand rubbed finish.
"For over 25 years the craftsmen at Mood Wood have been creating one-of-a-kind wood products, so pet owners, pet breeders, and all animal lovers can now also be confident in our expertise and the quality of their purchase," notes Bruce Kiefer, owner of Mood Wood. "Every detail of each handcrafted pet urn is designed and constructed by experienced craftsmen, all of the way down to the metal furnishings."
The artistry in all of the hand cast fine pewter that adorns each wooden cremation urn is Mood Wood's own creation. They sculpt the first pieces in clay, and then build a master mold that is used to produce the first metal parts. Next they construct a production mold. The custom-made pewter is produced and the flashing must be trimmed, with each piece filed by hand. Then the metal is oxidized. The next process is to tumble the parts in a medium of crushed walnut shells. The final step is applying a clear satin finish to each casting, to prevent tarnishing of the metal that enhances the pet cremation urns.
One of the quality features that sets all of Mood Wood's animal cremation urns apart from others is the same unique closure system as Mood Wood's human cremation urns. Unlike traditional wooden urns on the market, Mood Wood's handcrafted cremation urns feature a unique locking mechanism known as a Spanish windlass. This closure system has been utilized for centuries and is able to apply thousands of pounds of force.
"Mood Wood's craftsmen painstakingly handpick every material for each detail of our wooden pet urns, from the wood to the finish," Keifer explains. "This allows us to guarantee the quality of all of our products. Our wooden pet urns are constructed of only top-quality materials and have a hand rubbed finish."
Mood Wood reflects the pride that early American craftsmen had in their work. "Today, many cremation urns are cheap things made only to sell," Kiefer points out. "They are mass produced in foreign countries, delivered by the container load. We at Mood Wood prefer the business model of days gone by: Using the skills acquired through a lifetime of diligent work, and the highest quality materials, to produce handcrafted solid wood urns. Our goal is to create a cremation urn in an artistry that reflects your most treasured memories. Our goal is that the completed cremation urn be a work of art."
Mood Wood offers free shipping within the continental United States for all pet cremation urns, which can be ordered through its website, http://www.moodwood.com. Further details and ordering information can also be obtained by calling Mood Wood at (866) 248-7568.
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