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…

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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 pallet 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…

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Brighten Your Home Storage with Wooden Boxes

Posted on January 26, 2021

For centuries, and even to this day, wooden boxes are used for a wide range of home storage needs. In the past, wooden crates & boxes had very simple designs, but nowadays they come in all shapes, sizes, and colours to suit your home storage needs. This article will explain how easy and versatile wooden boxes are for de-cluttering and organising your household in style. Storage Problems in the Home   Overstuffed filing cabinets, piles of toys with nowhere to put them, books littered everywhere… Sound familiar? House clutter…

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5 Interesting Facts About Wooden Pallets

Posted on January 25, 2021

As one of the greatest inventions in modern logistics, wooden pallets and wooden pallet boxes have transformed how we consume goods all over the world. Here are 5 interesting facts you may not know about these versatile transportation products.   Wooden pallets are environmentally friendly   As wood is biodegradable (unlike plastic or metal) and its recycling rate is much higher than that of paper or plastic. Contrary to popular belief, wooden pallets are not one of the causes of deforestation either, as the trees are cut down to make timber products,…

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How to Effectively Pack Pallets

Posted on August 7, 2020

Timber shipping pallets are one of the most popular packing materials in the industry, often acting as the foundation of your shipment and looking after your goods wherever they go in the world. Whilst the importance of the pallet can sometimes be forgotten, using high-quality pallets and stacking your items efficiently means that these pallets can last for years, prevent damage to your items, and keep the costs down for your business. If you’re thinking about taking pallets seriously, it’s a good idea to make a plan…

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Crates Vs. Pallets: What One Should You Use?

Posted on August 4, 2020

Find yourself torn between using crates or pallets for transporting or shipping your goods? It’s a common conflict that comes up during the planning, research and evaluation stages of your business. Whilst both crate packing and pallets are useful and beneficial methods for securing your products, you still need to consider what will do the most work for your items and how they will be received once they are out of your hands. Crates are most suitable for delicate and breakable items like glass or electronics that need special barriers…

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Now more than ever, DIY has cemented itself as part of the Australian psyche. With many working from home and taking measures to stay distanced, upcycling projects have increased in popularity, making the competition high amongst our outdoor spaces and gardens. If you love to entertain during the summer months or even just enjoy spending your days outside taking in the sun, then crafting a series of outdoor furniture suited to your needs will boost your space and take some of that time off your hands. Supporting local businesses like…

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Going Green with Wooden Crates, Not Plastic

Posted on February 10, 2020

Wooden crates have quite the reputation in the international transportation of goods due to their economical price point and the opportunity to recycle and repurpose used crates after their initial job. The lifespan of the wooden crate is seriously long, and the crate has a promising after-life, offering itself up for DIY projects and remaining low impact on the earth in their breakdown thanks to the sustainability of the raw material. There are a number of reasons why you might want to choose wooden crates over their plastic…

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7 of the Best Ways to Upcycle Old Crates

Posted on January 16, 2020

With the start of a new year comes the obligatory tradition of making resolutions. What better way to start the decade than with the optimism of being good to the earth this year? Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep, but with an exciting and creative DIY activity like upcycling, which has little negative consequences for the planet, there’s no reason why you’ll break this resolution. Using wooden crates for upcycling projects also means that energy won’t be needed to break down the crates, and you and your family…

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Ultimate Summer Outdoor DIY

Posted on November 19, 2019

Summer is coming, and that means summer holidays. That might also mean that you’ll soon end up with a house full of bored and stir-crazy kids. Why not take this time to inspire your kids with lessons about the value of recycling, sustainability and hard-work through a series of DIY wooden pallet projects? You could end up with some funky and unique outdoor pieces and a bunch of memories to carry you through the summer months. For Mum A swing bed might seem like the kind of luxury you can’t afford,…

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