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Handmade, modern wooden cremation urns that double as decorative planters
Handmade, modern wooden cremation urns that double as decorative planters
27 backers pledged $10,531 to help bring this project to life.

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Introducing Planturns, handmade cremation vessels with a modern design aesthetic.

 A non-traditional urn with a living component.



The top of the urn holds the plant, and the cremains are housed in the bottom. The top and bottom of the urn are secured by hidden rare earth magnets. The magnets are extremely strong, so even if the urn gets knocked over, the contents will be safe.




Included with the urn is a hand waxed muslin bag to hold your loved one's cremains. Muslin was chosen to echo traditional burial shrouds.  

All the Planturns come with a glass or ceramic holder for whatever you choose to put in the top of your Planturn. You can place an air plant in there, plant a low maintenance succulent, or change it up with the seasons.



Planturns come in Small, Medium and Large. Calculating what size you need is easy. The general rule is that one pound of body weight requires one cubic inch of urn space. 


 All Planturns are meticulously crafted in my wood shop in Downtown Los Angeles.



Risks and challenges

As someone who has run a successful Kickstarter campaign and fulfilled all the rewards, I have created this project with the risks and challenges in mind. My business, Boyce Studio, runs successfully today with an established supply and shipping chain. We are used to the logistics of scheduling and shipping.

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Environmental commitments

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Long-lasting design

These urns are meticulously handcrafted in Downtown Los Angeles They are intended to be heirlooms, to last a lifetime and longer.

Sustainable materials

Boyce Studio sources our wood from two local businesses, a family owned lumberyard and a company that intercepts the fallen trees in the community from the waste stream and transforms them into lumber. The urns are finished with a low VOC, natural matte finish. Also, cremation precludes the need for embalming, which uses highly toxic chemicals. And because no embalming is performed, a casket and vault are rendered unnecessary, lowering overall carbon footprint.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

All Planturns are packaged in recycled (and recyclable) packing materials, boxes, and tape.

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    Support our project while also helping California's devastated forests. For every person who chooses this reward, a tree will be planted through onetreeplanted.org

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    Early Bird Small Size Planturn

    Receive a small size planturn in your choice of finish at a special price. The small size holds up to 20 cubic inches.

    Dimensions: 7"x5.5"x3.5"

    Retail price $275

    Includes:
    • Waxed muslin bag to hold cremains
    • Glass holder for plant
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    Second batch of Small Size Planturn

    Still enjoy a price decrease and get your planturn made to order in the second wave of planturns made, Small size hold up to 20 cubic inches.

    Dimensions: 7"x5.5"x3.5"

    Retail price: $275

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    • Glass holder for plant
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    Pledge US$ 325 or more About US$ 325

    Early Bird Size Medium Planturn

    Get a Medium size planturn in your choice of finish for the early bird price and receive your urn first.

    Holds up to 90 cubic inches.

    Dimensions: 7"x11.5"x4"

    Retail price $450

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    • Glass holder for plant
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    Second batch Medium Planturn

    Get your medium planturn in your choice of finish, made right after the first batch of early birds are made. Medium size holds up to 90 cubic centimeters.

    Dimensions: 7"x11.5"x4"

    Retail price $450

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    • Glass holder for plant
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    2 Small Planters with combined shipping

    Early Bird Small Size Planturn
    Receive 2 small size planturns in your choice of finish at a special price. The small size holds up to 20 cubic inches.

    Dimensions: 7"x5.5"x3.5"

    Retail price $550

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    Early Bird Large Size Planturn

    Get a large size planturn, in your choice of finish at the early bird price. This urn hold up to 190 cubic centimeters.

    Dimensions: 10"x9.5"x4"

    Retail price $600

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    • Glass holder for plant
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    Second batch Large

    Get a large urn still discounted, and in the second batch made.

    Holds 190 cubic inches

    Dimensions: 10"x9.5"x4"

    Retail $600

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    • Glass holder for plant
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