This item ships Unboxed. This portable raised 24 x 16 in dance boards are normally used for clogging, flat-footing, or buck dancing. Features that include: Exterior Grade: This board comes with high grade four or five layer plywood that is designed for exterior use. If it gets rained on, it generally hold ups pretty good. Much better than the Interior grades. Raised Height - you want a dance board raised off the ground a little bit for several reasons. One reason is to give the board a little more of the deeper base sound that makes you sound good. Another reason is to keep the board dry if you dance outside on in a grassy area like many people do when they go to fiddle conventions or festivals. You don't want the back side of your board getting muddy or wet as it will warp and make the board sound dull. Handle - Fully integrated handle does not protrude in a way which will dent or scuff your other items you might be carrying in your car. Modular - This board is designed to work with others just like it. This means each one of your friends can buy a board like this and when you come together you can put them all together to make a much larger dance surface. Upgradeable / Repairable - This board is constructed with high grade rust free epoxy coated screws. Many boards are glued together which has some advantages but can be a disaster if the board gets wet or needs to be repaired. This system allows the board to have any part replaced or repaired without damaging the other parts. Another big advantage of this system is if you wear the board out you can flip it over and use the other side.