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Funerary urns, cinerary urns, and burial urns have been utilized by many civilizations, with archaeological evidence dating all the way back to the Bronze Age.  In ancient Rome around the early 1st Century CE, the columbaria were built. Columbaria literally means dovecote, a many chambered structure designed to house doves or pigeons. In these columbaria, a multitude of 

funerary urns would be housed, each in its own small chamber.


As a New Orleans native, I was inspired to design these Mausoleum style Columbarium Cabinets as a personal homage to my heritage, and also because of my deep reverence for those loved ones who have passed on.  The very first cabinet, I built for myself. For many years I desired a permanent resting place for my cremated pets, and the ashes of a few beloved relatives. It gave me a great sense of accomplishment and pride to place them into something that honored their memory. This is a cabinet that may be passed down through the generations as a family heirloom.

These Mausoleum style Columbarium Cabinets are intended for indoor use only.  They may be affixed to a wall, placed onto a stand or any sturdy flat surface.

The faux marble tombstone is attached with knurled brass screws featuring decorative brass rosettes. It is fully customizable and may be engraved with a family name, names, dates and an epitaph. 

The cabinet has one adjustable shelf with three height options. The flat area behind the pediment allows for the display of photos or other memorabilia.


If one so desires, there are options for the crown of the pediment. There are two different styles of crosses, and four styles of draped urns. Click on the left image for additional pictures and specifications.

Custom designs are welcome. If you have any questions, or desire more information, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your ideas.

An example of a highly customized Mausoleum Cremation Urn Cabinet

Mausoleum Columbarium Cabinets

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