Custom Wood Crates
Craters & Freighters New York City - Expert Crating Solutions
Craters & Freighters can custom pack and crate any item with one simple call. We have over 20 years of experience specializing in wood crating solutions.
Whether it's a container of electronics needing vapor barrier protection for overseas shipping, or a l000 lb. statue going from coast to coast, Craters & Freighters can provide the proper shipping container to ensure assets arrive safe and damage-free.
We can build to your specifications. If you have a unique product or prototype, we can design a custom crate, including cushioning, and interior packing requirements.
We chose from an extensive database of crate designs that take many factors into consideration including fragility, load, transit method, and final destination requirements. Once a proper crate is determined our professionals can expertly pack your items and deliver them right to your dock for shipping.
Our medium wood crate has a 3/8" plywood base framed with 2 x 4s and skids for easy handling. The sides are 3/8" plywood externally framed on all sides with 1 x 4 lumber. Internal packing is engineered using various materials and techniques based on the nature of the item being shipped.
Additionally crates are made with 3/4" plywood base framed with 2 x 6s, with skids for forklift handling. The sides are externally framed with 2 x 4s. This crate is for heavy equipment, machinery, and other pieces weighing more than 300 lbs., and is very rugged and durable. Items in the crate are blocked and/or braced, held in place with fill, or packed tight to prevent movement.
Materials & Techniques
Craters & Freighters will build any combination of the crates we have listed or completely engineer a crate that fits your particular needs. Specially designed crates can be custom built for any purpose, including display and show crates, water barrier packs MIL-Spec, and reusable crates. Call us anytime to discuss your needs.