If you read nothing else today, we urge you to read the Federal FTC Funeral Rule. Knowing the law can  empower your family to save thousands of dollars when planning a funeral. (Click here)


Click to view video


We help you take ownership of the funeral ceremony you want.



*  *  *  *  *

Our caskets are certified by the Green Burial Council.

*  *  *  *  *

Carolina Casket Makers Collective (CCMC) believes in the beauty and simplicity of a 'plain pine box' and strives to provide caskets directly to families. 

We believe families should have choices and reclaim end-of-life ceremonies, whether they're at home by the garden or in a funeral home. We also believe families shouldn't spend enormous amounts on bells and whistles, if all they want is a plain pine box.  

Our handcrafted vessels are simple, but they are made to respect the Earth and honor each departing Life with dignity.

We currently offer these CASKETS:

Southern Yellow Pine


no metal | all-wood joinery | sisal rope handles | 3-leaf GBC certified

Models:  Eno River (tung oil finish)  |  Jordan River (no finish, kosher)  |  Just In (Book)Case Casket


Order | Inquire


New River Casket


minimal metal | pre-assembled plywood | no finish | hardware included | 2-leaf GBC certified

 family members may wish to write or decorate the wood with art 

 $600  | Click for Reduced Introductory Price  



Nolichucky Casket

We can build custom caskets to honor the unique needs of different communities.

Inquire for Quote


This custom oak casket was built for a burial in the Baha'i community.


Piedmont Pine Coffins

About the collective

For families arranging a burial or cremation, or individuals wanting to make end-of-life arrangements in advance, you have affordable options that are kind to the environment, simple yet stunning, and naturally familiar to the senses.

learn more  |

Aldergrove Caskets workshop