Ours are made by hand using traditional hand tools – no electricity, no power tools, like the undertakers of old. Our coffins follow construction standards developed by leaders of the green funeral movement to promote sustainable and eco-conscious burials. They are also well-suited for contemporary funerals, home funerals, natural and orthodox burial, cremation, and pet burial.
We use local Yellow Pine and deliver locally, too, straight to you.
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.
This short video about our modest coffin-works, near Pittsboro in Chatham County, NC, is a great way to get the feel of life and manufacturing off the electrical grid.
Why choose PPC?
- Local wood, local delivery
- Suited for green burial, cremation, and traditional home funerals
- Centerpiece to a meaningful celebration of a loved one’s life journey
- Convenient to Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Greensboro, Fayetteville and the whole NC piedmont
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)