At Piedmont Pine Coffins, we make simple pine box coffins and we help families reclaim the power of caring for our own dead. Our pine coffins are legal and accepted at any funeral home.
We offer simple pine coffins as a green alternative to expensive contemporary caskets. Our pine coffins are made by hand using traditional hand tools – no electricity, no power tools, like the undertakers of old. Ours follow construction standards developed by leaders of the green funeral movement to promote sustainable and eco-conscious burials. Piedmont Pine Coffins are also well-suited for contemporary funerals, home funerals, natural and orthodox burial, cremation, and pet burial. We are local wood, green manufacture, and right price.
The dignity in simple pine
Pine coffins are legal and dignified. With a Piedmont Pine Coffin, you take back part of the end-of-life care for your loved one. You are choosing a more natural end. Dust to dust. We use local southern yellow pine and deliver locally, too, straight to you. Long-distance shipping is also available — just ask. We are honored to be part of the end-of-life plans for your loved one, and we hope it shows in the quality and care of our coffins — the dignity in simple pine.
Green Burial Caskets: Piedmont Pine Coffins at Melleray Farmstead: This short video about our modest coffin-works at Melleray Farmstead in Chatham County, NC, is a great way to get the feel of life and manufacturing off the electrical grid. For more details on our “cottage-industrial” home base — Melleray Farmstead, its history and inspirations — visit our workshop.
Why choose Piedmont Pine Coffins?
- Local wood, local delivery
- Suited for green burial, cremation, and home funerals
- Centerpiece to a meaningful celebration of a life’s journey
- Convenient to Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Greensboro, Fayetteville, NC, SC, and beyond — ask about shipping!
When death came calling in the Colonial era, a family typically hired the village cabinetmaker or carpenter to produce the coffin, expecting him to turn it out within a day or two of the order, just ahead of its use in the funeral. — p. 134
Quote from Grave Matters by Mark Harris (Scribner, 2007)