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we help you take ownership of the funeral ceremony

you want



Our caskets are certified by the Green Burial Council.

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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 those choices should not be dictated by the funeral industry. We want families to 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

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 Reduced Introductory Price  



Nolichucky Casket

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

starting at $1800

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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