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Hi my name is Thad Lieberman and I'm in the international shipping industry. My firm ships fresh seafood throughout the world and one thing that I know a great deal about are shipping crates. My website shipping-crates.com will hopefully answer any questions that you might have about the best type of crate to use given your specific shipping needs. So go ahead and surf around and if you have any questions, please drop me a line. Thanks!

Best Wooden Shipping Crates for Home and Industrial Use

When it comes to ordering custom made wooden crates for packaging and shipping, there’s one company in Arizona that really stands out from the crowd.

Caseworks, based in Tucson, specializes in standard crate manufacturing services for industrial and home use. This company offers highly sturdy wood packaging crates for all of their customers’ shipping concerns. No matter how bulky or fragile an item may be, you can be confident that your product will be delivered on time.

Caseworks serves Arizona and many neighboring states with a wide array of wood packaging options. You can opt for a custom wooden crate with a number of accessories including specialized handles, hinged doors, access doors, A-Frames, cleats, D-Rings, E-Tracks, casters, link-locks, fasteners, ramps, shelves, stenciling, foam lining, gussets, and Skid-Mates cushioned feet.

Caseworks really values its customers. The company knows how to satisfy their clients with their impressive line of custom wooden shipping crates. These well-built wooden packaging crates are very effective with their storage and transfer capability of fragile large machinery items. It’s pretty unbelievable that this company is able to provide all packing solutions for any purpose. eBay buyers are typically the ones who get the most value out of this company.

If you’re about to move into a new house, cardboard packaging won’t hold everything safely together, especially when you’re relocating gigantic, bulky appliances and furniture. Quality wooden crates supplied by Caseworks make the best substitute containers for all your prized possessions including cars, motorbikes, refrigerators, washing machines, airconditioning units, sofa sets, flat-screen TV’s, chinaware cabinets, desktop computers, bed bunks, framed artworks, musical instruments, and other personal equipment.

Wooden crates have other uses besides packaging and safety purposes. They are quite often used at trade shows, stage and movie productions, for country-themed restaurants, and they also serve as a makeshift animal pen.

The famous Coca Cola bottling company started out in its early days with wooden shipping crates delivering their beverages to convenience stores all over the world. But after peaking in worldwide popularity, the all-time favorite soda manufacturer eventually switched to plastic crates which have since proven to be a lot cost-effective and also able to withstand frequent handling and abuse.

Simply put, top-notch wooden shipping crates come highly recommended in almost all instances. While they can be quite bulky and pricey, they are still easily your best option for packaging your valuables in every situation where safety and durability is required.

Best Places to Buy Vintage Wooden Crates

Finally, your search for vintage wooden crates is over! No need to worry if you can’t find them at a store near you. The good news is these conventional containers can now be ordered online.

Etsy and eBay have amassed very large stocks of these classic and rustic looking ornaments and also shipping boxes made from wood panels. You can now add to your home’s theme of antiquity with these timeless age-old wooden crates now nearing extinction.

So Who to Choose? Etsy or eBay?

Etsy sellers, in particular, are not selective when it comes to shipping an item for international buyers. eBay however has always been attracting people who want to make multiple bids and thus scoop out the great sales from the most in-demand vintage products.

Most sellers on eBay allow for product returns and exchanges in case the item did not meet their expectations set forth on the original item description, whereas Etsy offers no money back guarantees for legitimate buyers.

If you don’t mind shelling out a bit more than what you’re accustomed to doing, then your collector’s item is just a click away!

For the Love of Alcohol and Soda

If you’re after the vintage Coca Cola wood crate, a 1979 rustic edition is available for $35 on Etsy under the username “oldchurchstore.” A 1960’s yellow and red edition is selling for $24.99 at “WestwardGifts.” So many others have also displayed Coca Cola vintage wooden crates but for a higher price. Unfortunately, vintage bottles are now being sold separately.

Beer companies have also made their vintage wooden crates available through Etsy despite only a scanty amount of vintage item sellers. A 1970’s vintage wooden crate of Moosehead Beer is now up for grabs for $125, and there’s also the Koch Brewery Dunkirk N.Y. Wood Beer Crate that has been time-worn since the 1940’s. The wooden crates of Berghoff Beer and National Beer meanwhile are equally timeless.

More Time-Worn Storage for Food

Various antique wooden crates are selling like hotcakes at a fraction of the cost on eBay according to several top-rated sellers– and they are much cheaper than your typical Etsy finds.

Vintage wooden crates from extinct fruit and produce companies are widely available now for as low as $10. The majority of the food crates were used originally as containers for apples, pears and oranges.

There’s also a rare gem of an authentic advertising crate from the 1960’s Okeh Caterers USA. This one makes an excellent farm and ranch collector’s classic item along with the primitive wooden egg crate that you can display in your local museum. This is where kids and agricultural students can learn about the crude history of the factory farming industry in the USA.

There are a lot of timeless and beautiful vintage products that are also currently in auction. Chances are there’s not a lot of time left for you to delay making your bids. In fact, you may have already just missed out on something spectacular at a bargain price, as someone else unfortunately may have already snagged your treasure item.

Real vintage wooden crates that have been antiquated for decades are pretty hard to find these days as is the case with most other holy grail items. However, if you carefully browse the internet, you might just find it there.

And then you might want to purchase your favorite Christmas present a bit earlier than usual this year.