Koa Urn with splines small 5 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 7/8


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Koa Urn with Splines small 5 3/8 x  4 3/4 x 3 7/8 maximum @ 60 lbs

These are photos of some recent urns made in this design.  The splines join each side in a permanent bond.

The interior is accessible with a small Phillips head screwdriver.


Koa wood urn

Hawaiian Koa urn, one of several sizes available in this style.


This  koa urn design is made with four inset splines on each vertical edge.  Splines are a woodworking technique used in antique fine furniture to make something last for a very long time, sometimes hundreds of years.  The spline is inset into a routed space cut to fit it perfectly.  It increases the glue surface area and strengthens the joinery of the vertical edge.

Because these are available for sale in our shops every day,  the urns in our photos are often sold there.  These photos are examples of what our urns look like, but we probably won’t be shipping the urn in the photo above.  We will gladly  send photos of urns that are in the shop currently, for your selection.  Infrequently, we run out and must wait a week or so for replacement urns to be made.  Please write us at noheagallery at gmail.com advising us of your time frame, and we will send you photos of urns that are in the shop today.

Each urn is built to make the most of the piece of koa the craftsman is using, so there are some small variations in size. Koa urns are available in these sizes today:

Item#      price       h        w           d
2105-ul.1    388     8 3/4x 61/4  x 5 1/4  large koa urn maximum @240 lbs
2105-uml  295    8           x5  x     5  Medium lg koa urn maximum @160 lbs
2184-urn  225   5 3/8 x  4 3/4 x 3 7/8.  Koa urn Maximum @60 lbs
2184-urn  175   4 5/8 x 3 3/4 x.  2 very small koa urn Maximum @24 lbs

The bottom is attached with four removable screws.  To take the bottom off, unscrew three of the four acres completely and one partially  lift the bottom off using the partially attached screws.

The wood used to make these urns is  solid Hawaiian koa, found only in the Hawaiian Islands.  Other woods are also available, including monkeypod which can be very beautiful.

Reforestation efforts are ongoing on the Big Island and on Maui, to recover the species from the devastation caused by clear-cutting for ranching and more recently, invasive forest animals.

Sizes for the urns vary slightly from one to the other. Dimensions in the additional information tab are the approximate size when packed for shipment.

Thank you for considering this koa urn for your loved one. Aloha.

Koa urn with splines 5 3/8 x  4 3/4 x 3 7/8

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Koa Urns with Splines

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 10 in

Small, Medium, Large


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