Our Story

Jeff Bodner, a master woodworker with over 25 years of experience, made his first wood urn nearly twenty years ago at the request of his aunt (following the passing of his uncle). Starting at that time, he began to imagine a line of beautiful urns crafted of wood - custom designed to commemorate the life of a loved one. 

Jeff and his wife, Celeste, developed the custom designs of the Hardwood Urn collections. Jeff hand-selects each piece of hardwood and crafts each urn to the client's specifications. Celeste assists with engraving design and production the Pendleton fabric items included in The Remembrance Hardwood Urns. 

Today, Jeff hand crafts each Hardwood Urn in his wood shop on the north Oregon Coast, in the town of Seaside. 


Jeff enjoys spending time with his family - including three dogs - at his home on the Oregon Coast.