Wood as a natural resource has no match, in terms of its versatility, strength, and durability. Luckily for us, our ancestors figured out the amazing benefits of working with wood as a material and since then it’s popularity and uses have gone from strength to strength. Wood was originally popular as a material for creating beautiful and decorative boxes and containers, but before long wooden packing crates became a vital part of the booming shipping industry. Wooden crates in the shipping industry Timber crates began to be used for…

View Full Preview

Different Types of Wooden Boxes for Packaging

Posted on July 6, 2021

Different styles of wooden boxes cater to different application needs, so we thought we’d give you some insight into the kinds of packaging we have available.   Case   A case is a fully enclosed wooden box and is an ideal option when you need the contents of your export to be safe from moisture and elements. For example, to avoid rust developing, machinery exported by sea needs to avoid any contact with water.   Crate   Also known as skeleton crates, these are wooden boxes with gaps of 10mm or more. We can manufacture…

View Full Preview

Making a Raised Garden Bed From Wooden Pallets

Posted on June 25, 2021

If nothing else, COVID-19 has shown us the importance of taking a breath and living in the moment. With Perth’s lockdown reasonably limited compared to the rest of the world, we still saw a significant shift in people’s attitudes towards work and leisure and a growing interest in backyard gardening.   The excellent news is that ABC’s wooden pallets can be easily transformed into raised garden beds, supplying you with fresh food grown in your backyard.   The cost of manufactured garden boxes can be prohibitive, so why not build your own?…

View Full Preview

Using Wooden Crates For Shipping

Posted on May 22, 2021

Proper packaging is essential if you are planning on transporting products safely. While there are plenty of packaging solutions available on the market, we are passionate about wooden shipping crates here at ABC.   Why choose wooden crates for shipping your merchandise?   Not only are wooden crates sustainable and efficient they can also save your goods from dust, moisture, and heat. You can even customise these boxes to your specific needs. And when you have finished with them, you can recycle them into furniture or raised garden beds.   Wooden crates are often…

View Full Preview

Wood vs Plastic Packaging – Why Wood Is Better

Posted on April 19, 2021

The history of wood Before plastic was discovered, wooden pallets, boxes, and crates, were the standard means of cargo transport, and they served us very well! International shipping of goods would not have been possible without those sturdy timber designs, lasting on sea journeys that took weeks and even months to reach their destination. Thanks to their naturally weather-resistant coating and sturdy build, wood transport packaging has been the standard means of good transportation for centuries. The history of plastic Plastic as a new man-made material was first discovered in the…

View Full Preview

ISPM 15 Regulations And What They Are

Posted on April 9, 2021

The use of wooden pallets and crates as a means of transporting heavy cargo across the country, and the world, is a highly reliable and low-impact approach. Here at ABC Crates we are proud to deal in wooden Australian boxes and cases but are also aware of some of the risks involved with shipping wood packaging. In order to meet our own high standards for international trade, we work carefully to meet ISPM 15 regulations, to ensure we have done all we can to prevent the spread…

View Full Preview

How To Prevent Mould On Wooden Crates?

Posted on March 31, 2021

Using natural materials for wooden crates has many benefits; strong designs, cost-effective production, and recyclable materials. Unfortunately, using an organic material such as wood means there is a risk of mould, which can contaminate certain goods, as well as become a health hazard for workers. Read on to learn how to prevent mould growing on crates, and where to source top quality wooden crates for sale with absolutely no mould that will go the distance. What cause mould to grow on wooden surface Mould, or mildew, is born from dampness,…

View Full Preview

Can Wooden Pallets Be Recycled?

Posted on March 30, 2021

The beauty of working with wooden pallets is their simplicity; made from quality materials they can be reused and repaired many times over. They not only have the stability for long-term use, but the means to rejuvenate after multiple uses. Once wooden pallet crates have done their time they can continue to serve a purpose in the form of recycled materials. What are wooden pallets used for Uses for wooden pallets in Perth is almost endless, but the main way they are utilized is to ensure secure shipping for the…

View Full Preview

The Pro’s of Using Wooden Crates

Posted on February 1, 2021

A Brief History of Wooden Crates   Dating back to 18th century Europe, wooden crates are known as the first known source for the transportation and storage of products. In the past, wood was the most widely used form for the containment of items for transportation. The shipping industry used wooden crates for their strength, durability, and security as they can withstand a large amount of weight, were reusable, and weather-resistant to harsh climates and extreme weather changes that occur in overseas transportation. When used to ship items they…

View Full Preview

Although wooden pallets are largely off-cuts from the furniture industry, did you know that they make great pieces of furniture themselves? Here we explore the different types of pallet designs you can obtain, and some nifty furniture ideas to spruce up your home.   Different Types of Pallet Designs   One of the most widely used wooden pallet designs is the Block Pallet. It has blocks between the pallet decks or beneath the top deck, in a criss-cross pattern. The block design utilises cylindrical posts which separate the top deck from the…

View Full Preview