Crating and Packing a Stove for truck shipment

Crating and Packing a Stove for truck shipment

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:29 am

Since I need to build a crate and package a few stoves for shipment coast to coast, I took some pictures that may help others someday (Stoves really require a trucking company, so I wound up building pallets right into the crate).

I discovered for stuffing material I would go with bails of hay (its cheap, its easy to get, and it works like a charm in terms of cushioning VS firmness)! I only wished I discovered that on this first stove instead of the last stove I had to crate :( this one tip could save you hundreds of dollars!

I picked up sturdy pallets that had enough height that a fork truck or pallet jack could move them, I then used all the scraps I could muster to build what I call this "Brick shyt house"... photo's attached.
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Built in Pallet and floor to crate
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parts bubble packed then foamed prior to lid
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dcrane
 
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