The New River Casket

 
 

A Paradigm Shift in 'Doing Death'

ISN'T IT TIME for a paradigm shift? Isn't it time for us to question why we hand over our loved ones, our ceremonies and traditions, our grief and our celebrations to the funeral industry? Isn't it time to question our assumptions that funeral professionals know what's best for us, and that there is a proper way of 'doing death'? Isn't it time to claim the space we desire to create meaningful ceremony, but with our hearts rather industry driven extravagance? 

WE BELIEVE the New River's design can empower you to create ceremony and space, as well as beauty and expression.  Assembly is the beginning, but it needn't be the end. We encourage you to make it personal through though your messages and art.

A PARADIGM SHIFT is happening right here, right now. It's time to 'do death' differently, and the New River casket is at the center of this sea change.

 

 

Build and share your story.

Building a vessel that returns a loved one to the Earth can be empowering, but not everyone has the resources and ability to build a casket from scratch. Our New River casket comes with pre-cut boards and the hardware necessary for easy assembly.

Once assembled, it's yours to personalize through a number of different art media.  

 
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When the family is intimately involved with the process of grief, healing takes place on a much deeper level. Imagine being able to use the casket/coffin for personal messages and art work. The vessel for the beloved deceased then takes on a such a beautiful form! No boring, manufactured, and overly expensive metal or wood caskets. Instead, families gather in to express their love, respect, and affection in a truly personal and unique way.
— Sara Williams, Home Funeral Guide & Funeral and Memorial Celebrant

The New River casket WILL SOON BE available through:

CCMC or Funeral Insider.

 
 

 

The New River Casket

The New River casket kit comes ready for assembly with unfinished wood and minimal metal. All hardware and handling straps are included. We provide the materials, you create the vision.  GBC certified for green burial.

Internal dimensions: 78.5" x 23.5" x 12.5"  / Weight: 75 lbs

HANDLING

Strap notches enable safer handling. The straps are placed underneath the casket to assist with lifting, carrying, and lowering. 

 Three notches along both lengths of the casket allow for three straps to rest underneath. The straps run along the width of the underside, allowing for six pallbearers to lift and carry. 

Three notches along both lengths of the casket allow for three straps to rest underneath. The straps run along the width of the underside, allowing for six pallbearers to lift and carry. 

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