The idea of shrouded bodies in burial is an ancient one, and the natural funeral movement has folks requesting it again. But shrouds create more than a few challenges when it comes to respectful body-management. The Natural Burial Company created the SHROUDING BOARD™ to provide secure and dignified transport for those who use shrouds, whether in the home or chapel, and during conveyance to the cemetery or crematory. Designed with the needs of both the family and funeral service providers in mind, our artisan-made SHROUDING BOARD™ is compatible with standard casket-lowering devices, slides on crematory or hearse rollers, as well as being easily hand-lowered.
With handholds on both the ends and sides, it can be easily carried by either two people during preparation, or 4-6 people during the walk from vehicle to grave. The interior slots and straps allow the shrouded body to be tied firmly to the board, preventing awkward slips or other movement while carrying.
The SHROUDING BOARD™ is made of #3 knotty pine "off-cut" planks and fitted together with "animal-free" glue and wooden dowels. There are no metal fasteners or parts. The straps are heavy-duty jute fabric seamed with cotton thread. Curved ends and well-sanded handholds soften both the appearance and touch. Runners on the bottom complete its versatility. It's dimensions are 24" wide by 80" long by 3" deep.
The Natural Burial Company strives to balance the "Triple Bottom Line" of sustainability, considering people, planet and profitability when we design, select and sell our goods. Your purchase of any product the Natural Burial Company promotes supports the work we do to educate the public and funeral service professionals on the importance of environmentally friendly funeral options. This, in turn, transforms the funeral industry into doing the work we want to see made available for everyone. Visit the Natural Burial Company webpage to learn more about the efforts it supports.
TO FIND A NATURAL FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDER -- VISIT THE NATURAL END MAP - https://www.naturalend.com - to find natural funeral service providers and cemeteries that offer vault-free or full-decomposition burial and other natural options.
TO PURCHASE AN ITEM DIRECTLY FROM US -- Many funeral goods purchases must be made in person or over the telephone to ensure the item you order is the one you need. Except for manufacturing defects or damage during shipment, there are no returns for funeral goods. Please call us at 503-493-9258 to confirm availability and place an order. Please consult our SHIPPING and TERMS pages for details.
PRICING -- The Natural Burial Company offers Suggested Retail Prices that are appropriate for the minimal assistance with personalized end-of-life services we can offer. Resellers may charge more or less than our SRP. For professional advice regarding funeral requirements in your immediate area, we suggest you contact a natural funeral service provider for assistance. Their pricing includes other services unavailable through our shop.
RETAIL PRICE ALL-WOOD SHROUDING BOARD: $750.00 includes $250.00 shipping allowance; ships to residence, business or funeral home; expedited shipping available. Contact us by email.