Caskets for Ashes, operated by the team behind Hartwood Timber, is a family-run business in Cornwall specialising in crafting unique wooden items for various occasions. Each piece of wood is meticulously chosen for its natural elegance and expertly shaped using a blend of time-honoured carpentry skills and advanced CNC technology.

A Passion Emerges…

Rob Joslin, the owner of Hartwood Timber, discovered his love for woodworking while working at a timber workshop company.

In 2013, he decided to leverage his enthusiasm and talent for integrating traditional techniques with modern machinery, aiming to share his gift for creating stunning wooden pieces with the world.

Rob is dedicated to manufacturing durable, top-quality products. He carefully assesses each stage of the production process, from wood selection to applying the finishing touches, ensuring extraordinary craftsmanship, visual appeal, and sustainability are at the core of his creations.

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Distinctive Hand-Finished Creations

Hartwood Timber stands out for its unique approach, as none of its remarkable wooden pieces are mass-produced.

Each hand-carved casket, commemorative plaque, or sign is individually crafted with exceptional care and focus. We choose only the highest quality wood, pre-tested for quality assurance, and then decide the ideal method to unveil the timber’s inherent charm.

We recognize that every order results in one-of-a-kind pieces, with differing wood shades and grain patterns creating a truly unique appearance and feel for each product.

Outstanding Custom Caskets

At Hartwood Timber, we channel our expertise and passion for woodworking into designing tailor-made caskets, delivering personalized attention and unparalleled quality.

Our caskets are not mass-produced; instead, they are tailored to meet each client’s unique needs and preferences. The individuality of every casket is accentuated by variations in wood tones and grain patterns, offering a truly distinctive appearance and texture.

In crafting these caskets, we maintain our commitment to exceptional craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal, and sustainability. By employing traditional techniques alongside modern machining processes, we guarantee each casket stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to quality and enduring beauty.

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Need help making a decision?

We understand that choosing the right casket is important to you, that’s why we’re available to discuss your requirements at any time.

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Our team are here for you

  • 01209 706535

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