Guide: Crate design cheat sheet

Architecture of a Box

The science of box design and construction can be confusing, especially if you don't know what the individual components that make up the box are needed for. Heavy products require reinforced decks, hardware upgrades can make accessibility easier, split lids make for ergonomical work, just to name a few design elements. 

Believe it or not, a box can be more than just six sides. Especially heavy duty boxes such as wooden crates In fact, the geometry behind crate design and construction can be quite complicated. When you begin to look beyond the surface of wood crates, you'll see that there is a well thought out architecture.

This is why Valley Box created this easy to read graphic that simply explains the different components of a wood box. This document will help you identify the key design methods for heavy duty packaging including;

  • Hardware & Upgrades
  • Lid
  • Sides & Ends
  • Deck
  • Skids

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