Simple Wooden Vessels

Gentle to the Earth

Handcrafted with Dignity and Care


Carolina Casket Makers Collective (CCMC) represents local artisans whose handcrafted caskets and urns offer simple, yet elegant end-of-life options. 

Each vessel is made to respect the Earth and to honor each departing Life with dignity.


Our caskets are certified by the Green Burial Council.

Thank you for exploring end-of-life options with us. By choosing one of our vessels, we realize you are placing your trust in the quality and integrity of our artisans and products. We honor that decision by providing free consultations and respect for your choices and traditions.
— Heather Redding, CCMC Client Consultant

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We currently offer these CASKETS:


Southern Yellow Pine

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

Two Models:  Eno River (tung oil finish)  |  Jordan River (no finish, kosher)


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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 introductory price  

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Nolichucky Casket

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

starting at $1800

inquire for detailed quote


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


Explore this website to learn more about the | artisans | who are part of CCMC, or click on the links below to go directly to their websites:

  Aldergrove Caskets  | Piedmont Pine Coffins  | 

The Green Man Casket Co. |  New River Casket  |

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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.

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Aldergrove Caskets workshop



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