Types of Crates

One-Way Crate:

  • Used for simple transits, one-way shipping
  • ¾ inch plywood
  • Pallet-jack accessibility
  • End-blocks
  • Ethafoam bumpers
  • Metal or wood handles for easy lifting
  • With/without a cardboard tray
  • Screw enclosure

Two-Way Crate:

  • Used for multiple stops, two-way shipping
  • 1/2 inch plywood box
  • 3/4 inch battens
  • Ethafoam bumpers
  • with/without cardboard tray
  • Pallet-jack accessibility
  • Metal or wood handles for easy lifting
  • Screw enclosure

Exhibition/Travel Crate:

  • Multivenue crates
  • Used for museum-level works, delicate objects needing extra protection
  • 1/2 inch plywood box
  • 3/4 inch battens
  • Pallet-jack accessibility
  • Rain cap
  • End-blocks
  • Urethane climate interior
  • Paint or poly coating
  • Foamcore or coroplast trays
  • Bolt enclosure

Exploding Crates:

  • Recommended for objects of heavy weight or extreme delicacy
  • Allows piece to sit on a pallet so the crate can be constructed around it
  • Sides lid attach and detach
  • Allows easy access to object for bracing
  • All crate levels can be built as exploding

Slat-Crate:

  • Used for delicate objects like chandeliers and sculptures which are best suspended inside the crate
  • Large open-air structure created with slats so object is visible inside
  • Allows easy access to piece for bracing/tethering

Inner Workings:

Travel Frames: To carry ornately/delicately-framed or unframed paintings – t-frames suspend a painting within the crate and protect the frame or the painting’s edges. Unified uses archival materials like Oz-Clips™ for security as well as Coroplast backs and lids for safety and cleanliness.

Inner Box: Fully enclosed box within a crate creates a custom-sized space so that the object is encapsulated inside the crate. Innerboxes create an extra level of protection while traveling.

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