CRATING

Our versatile case fabricators and packing specialists offer innovative designs and solutions to achieve effective and economical transport of your most fragile and valuable possessions.  Our staff is trained in protecting a large variety of objects and possess a complete knowledge of archival materials, crating techniques and practical solutions.  Our specialists can conduct site visits or view visual depictions and photos to advise crate requirements based on factors such as destination, mode of transport, object fragility and frequency of crate use.  

Basic Crate Types:
  • One-way economical crates
  • Multi-use durable crates
  • Museum quality long lasting crates

Additional Crate & Fabrication services:
  • Travel frames for contemporary or unframed works
  • Slat crates or “skeleton” crates
  • Slotted crates for multiple works
  • Chandelier crates
  • Exhibition & trade show crates
  • Heavy object and sculpture crates with reinforced base and structure
  • Pedestals, risers, footers-custom built carts and mobile workstations

Crating Features & options:
  • ISPM 15 “bug stamp” compliance for regulations on International Shipping of wooden products including crates
  • Interior foam for shock absorption varying in thickness and densities
  • Interior form fitting foam cavities, trays and braces   
  • oz clips for “floating” works in travel frame
  • Lid gaskets, bolt closures, and interior lining vapor barrier
  • Exterior varnish or paint
  • Shockwatch & Tip ‘n tell sensors
  • Wooden or metal handles and casters for ease of mobility
  • “A-Frame” supports for top heavy works
  • Pallet jack and forklift accessibility 

Commonly crated Items:
  • Gilt wood frames and mirrors
  • Antique furniture-contemporary artworks
  • Ethnographic artifacts
  • Marble tops and sculptures
  • Glass tops and sculptures
  • Terracotta-Jade and precious stones
  • Fine rugs and tapestries
  • Chandeliers-pianos
  • HDTVs
  • Golf carts & motorcycles
Isolate, Immobilize, Shock absorption, ISPM-15 Compliant