Custom Crating in Boston

Crating & Rigging

We understand there are many items that are too large, too heavy, too fragile or just too valuable to rely on cardboard or plastic boxes for safe shipping. While cardboard is an extremely versatile tool in shipping, it has its limitations. A wooden crate will offer far more protection and strength than an inferior cardboard alternative. Not only does a wooden crate provide superior physical protection, but it also indicates to the moving crew that special handling is required.

So what are some things that might need custom crating? Any fine art work, marble or stone items, delicate porcelain or crystal, antiques and many other items can all benefit from custom crating. Due to the high value and irreplaceable nature of these unique belongings, the utmost precautions need to be taken.

Boston Crating and Rigging

The style of crate is determined by what the goods in transit are. Each crate is built according to the size, weight, value, and how and where the shipment is traveling. It is also based on what functions the crate needs to provide. The experienced team at Downey will determine what is required to meet the demands of the job. Then we will design and custom build a crate to fit the needs of the shipment. We are proud to say we build our crates in-house. Unlike most companies, which hire expensive third party companies, we can control the cost and quality. By making smart choices about the design, structure, and function will assure success at the time of delivery. Consider custom crating for all of the following items:

  • Paintings
  • Sculptures/Statues
  • Porcelain Collectables
  • Furniture Crates
  • ​Antiques
  • Flat Screen Televisions
  • Victrola Record Players
  • Tradeshows
  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Commercial Crates
  • Industrial Crates
  • Custom Special Products
  • Stone Tabletops
  • Glass Tabletops

Learn more about Downey’s valuable custom crating services by calling and speaking to one of our friendly representatives today. You can also fill out our quick online form to request a free, no-obligation estimate.