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These crates are used in cases where the item needs more than a pallet, but less than a solid wood crate. Using these type of crates we are able to minimize the shipping cost because of the reduced weight.

Open Slat Crates are used for items that don't need protection for dust or damage but need a way for the shipper to be able to move the items efficiently.

Closed Slat Crates are used for items that need to have sturdy protection as well as the need to be kept clean. Items are often wrapped in movers wrap and have Styrofoam on all sides of the Crate.

All of our Slat Crates are built with 2x4 and 1x4 wood material. The Closed Slat Crate has an inner protection of double wall corrugated to protect the item.

Examples of items sent in slat crates are:

  • Paintings
  • Furniture - Chairs, couches
  • Light Fixtures
  • Stained Glass

We can palletize any item using standard sized pallets or by building custom sized ones to fit the size requirements of your item. Examples of items sent on pallets are:

  • Boxes of household goods
  • Items that can be strapped directly to a pallet
  • Heavy Machinery

We use a wide variety of packing materials from peanuts and Styrofoam to poly bags and glass mask. If the job dictates a material to pack it properly- we'll use it. We pack to the highest standards to ensure your items arrive as they were before they were shipped.

Pak Mail Freight only uses the highest packing standards to prevent damage or loss of your items. We also recognize that cost is always a factor when it comes to shipping your items. That is why we have multiple packing methods to meet your budget and items needs.

Solid Wood Crates - Fragile and high valued items are shipped in our solid wood crates.
We build our custom crates with plywood and framed with 2x3 or 1x4 lumber. Pak Mail Freight can also meet all your international packing needs using the right material to prevent your item from being held in customs for having a non-treated wood construction.

CratesOuter Packing. Our standard crate comes with 2x4 runners / skids, for heavy items we use 4x4 runners / skids. This will ensure safe and easy transport of your item(s) when either being sent by LTL (Less Than Truckload), Air or Ocean. Because of the fine craftsmanship of our crates they can be used in a two way transport when needed.

Inner Packing. To safely protect your item on the inside we provide the following packing material to ensure safe travel of your item: movers wrap, 3/8" and 1/2" bubble wrap, 1/8" foam wrap, 1" and 2" styrofoam, packing peanuts, single and double wall corrugated cardboard, rebound foam and high density foam. Glass mask is used for items that have glass that may cause damage to the surrounding item if damaged during transportation. We also offer shock and tipping indicators.

We provide a wide range of moisture blocking solutions such as barrier bagging, wrapping and caulking of the crate to make sure that your item arrives in the condition it was shipped in.

Examples of items sent in solid wood crates are:

  • High-end art, antique furniture, motorcraft, jetskis
  • Expensive electronics, computer equipment, photo copiers and printers
  • Extremely valuable and fragile items
  • Boxes

Custom boxes can be built for any size item. Whether it is a painting or leather couch - we can build it. We use the correct boxing methods for the weight and value of the item being shipped. Some boxes use high strength double-wall corrugated cardboard and full over lap construction to provide stability and protection. If your item requires it, we can line it with 1" or 2" Styrofoam for shock absorption and durability.


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