What is a Custom Wood Crate?


Custom wood crates are the #1 packaging choice when durability, versatility, flexibility, and performance are critical.

Interchangeable elements in the design configuration make custom wooden crate packaging a versatile medium for both domestic and international shipments of 700 lbs up to 10,000 lbs.


Upgraded Custom Wood Crates

Take an ordinary box and add upgrades to extend its life and turn it into a cost-effective multi-use shipping crate.

Custom wood crates are fully customizable with components such as; hardware, handles, locking latches, protective steel, foam lining, ramps, and casters.

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Steel Reinforced Wooden Crates

Steel is synonymous with strength, safety, and solid protection.

Wood crates reinforced with steel are often the preferred choice when shipping sensitive items & equipment. Benefits include: 

  • Accommodate for extreme length
  • Support extra-wide loads & unique product shape requirements
  • Reinforce hinged doors and ramps 
  • Fortify accessories such as custom saddles and tie-downs

Trade Show Shipping Crates

Trade show shipping crates require additional planning to design the interior so that display components can be conveniently removed and loaded on location while maintaining proper protection during transit.

Maximize your trade show display investment by incorporating the following protective details:

  • Foam or carpet lined surfaces
  • Metal edged corners
  • Ramps
  • Pedestals on casters

Heavy Duty Wood Crates

Heavy-duty wooden shipping boxes have specially designed bases to handle heavy or large loads starting around 1,000 lbs depending on the type of payload.

Creative package design additions assure your shipment is easy to access during overseas inspections. Examples include:


Knock Down Wooden Crates

A knock down crate can be shipped more economically because it takes up less space.

Knock Down (aka "kitted" or "KD") crates contain the base and fully constructed panels; all banded together for safe handling, ready for final assembly.

Almost any wooden shipping box can be delivered with a KD design.

Our on-site packaging crew can easily assemble knock down boxes at your location.

Open Slat Wooden Shipping Crates

An open slat custom wood crate is ideal when shipping items bare or when full boxing is cost-prohibitive.

The crate-designed shipper can provide exterior protection along with vertical protection when stacking is a concern.

The crate is also lighter than an enclosed box potentially lowering your overall packaging and shipping cost.

Refurbished Custom Wood Crates

Maximize your investment by using your custom wooden crate packaging over-and-over again!

When the repair cost is no more than half the cost of a brand new container, we recommend refurbishing!

Refurbishing extends the life of your crate and your investment. Every piece of hardware, steel, and wood can be replaced so it performs just like it did when it was first built.