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Best Funeral Homes in Chatham County NC

If you found this page, you probably want details about the best funeral homes in Chatham County NC. Pittsboro, Chatham Park, Siler City, and surrounding communities — read on. To begin, I’m Don from Piedmont Pine Coffins. Over the last five years I’ve dealt with lots of funeral homes and cemeteries in the Triangle. You can […]

Billy Graham’s pine coffin

Billy Graham’s pine coffin, in the last two weeks, made a big splash in the death pool. This very website, as an example, doubled its usual traffic to about 100 new users per day. For us that’s dang-it viral! The number one page people looked at? Our DIY plywood coffin plans. Also, one potential client […]

Top 4 Ways to Reduce Funeral Costs

How can a family bring down funeral costs for a loved one? Here are four top ways, tried and true. Enacting even one of these can save you thousands. First off, this PSA is brought to you by Piedmont Pine Coffins. We make green-manufactured pine coffins (actually, rectangular caskets, to be precise), and we help […]

How to build a tiny house mobile solar cart

Energy — a key concern for your tiny house. Especially for you off-gridders out there. In the vid below, I show how to build a tiny house mobile solar cart. This is Don from Piedmont Pine Coffins. Click here for a guest column I wrote for the website Tiny House Listings on our tiny house […]

4 playful life hacks for 2018 you’ll love

Life hacks, 2018 style — a playful list unlike any you’ve likely seen. Let’s transform! This year, I will eat more greens. THIS YEAR, lettuce change. 😉 I’ll put the list of life hacks right here and then explain in detail down below. In order, the list ascends with increasing power to rob you of your routines […]

Checklist for those dearly departing

I’m not dying, the old soldier told me, I’m just going on a long trip. Well, I just started a long trip in Central America. Here’s my checklist for those dearly departing. Lemme ‘splain. If you’re catching up, this is Don from Piedmont Pine Coffins. I’m in Costa Rica — alone for a time, before family […]