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Custom Crating Services


Typically when thinking about securing an item you think of certain wrapping materials like tape, boxes, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, etc. However, there are many other ways to secure your sentimental, expensive, or breakable goods, like in a wooden crate. Often times, a wooden crate is customized and is one of the best ways to ensure your items safety. At Vanguard Van Lines we provide crating as a service. Wooden crates are special in the moving and storage industry because they are made exactly to fit the size of a high value or fragile item. Offering this White Glove service gives customers have multiple options to choose from for extra protection and maximum security for their belongings arrival. Though this explains what wooden crating is and why or when you might want to request it as a service, it does not explain every situation. If you are unsure if you really need professional crating services simply ask our representatives for more information and they will kindly give you their expert opinion. As mentioned above, wooden crates are built to fit specific items of value or fragility, meaning they’re cut and built by an actual carpenter. This kind of professionalism can make raise the value of the wooden crate alone. However, when you think of the cost of the wooden crate vs the value of the item, be it economical or sentimental valuable, the value of the item will surpass that of the crate. Remember, a customer can always request wooden crating to one of our professional representatives. Similarly, if one of our highly trained consultants suggests wooden crating you may benefit from listening to their advice.

Why Choose Custom Crating Services?


There are many items that are small and fragile that justify using wooden crates. Although, many people do not think about larger, more common items like glass or marble, that may not maintain an interstate move. Unfortunately, some items are irreparable which is why wooden crating might be a better option. Wooden crating in a situation like this should accommodate enough extra protection within to maintain something such as marble or glass. On the other hand, using a wooden crate would for large, heavy, and fragile items can also be beneficial. Contrary to the reasons you would crateofcated small items, wooden crates may be used with heavy fragile items to prevent them from doing damage to other items in the truck, especially boxes. There are many items that are small and fragile that justify using wooden crates.
 
 
Although, many people do not think about larger, more common items like glass or marble, that may not maintain an interstate move. Unfortunately, some items are irreparable which is why wooden crating might be a better option. Wooden crating in a situation like this should accommodate enough extra protection within to maintain something such as marble or glass. On the other hand, using a wooden crate would for large, heavy, and fragile items can also be beneficial. Contrary to the reasons you would crate small items, wooden crates may be used with heavy fragile items to prevent them from doing damage to other items in the truck, especially boxes. A wooden crate in this situation protects two things, the item and everything else in the truck.
 

Should I Use Custom Wooden Crating?


Wooden crating is not always the solution to everyone’s relocation needs. It is important to understand what kinds of things to look for during the process of your move that you may want to crate. We recommend bringing it to the attention of your representative for further consult. However, crating is a great way to protect high value, fragile, or sentimentally valued items. Some of the typical items that people will have relocated in a wooden crate range from artwork, especially those with canvas (they become ruined if poked or ripped), sculptures, marble or glass tabletops i.e. other highly breakable materials, antique furniture, antique mirrors, chandeliers, highly valued collectors’ items, specific kinds of electronics, motorcycles, etc. Don't forget that you can always ask us about crating an item and our highly qualified team will be able to work with you, even if you're out of range for an on-site estimate, they will be able to decipher if something truly needs crating. However, if you don't want to risk damaging an item and feel crating is your best option, express or communicate this to your representative. Custom wooden crating does indeed take quite a bit of communication on both ends to ensure the quality of your move is top-notch from your estimate to your delivery.

What are the Rates and Pricing Like?


It’s easy to see how the price of wooden crating can vary largely based on many different factors. Generally, wooden crating pricing and rates can be rather pricey considering the specialized labor to build the sturdy crate at all. Then add on specific dimensions of a specific item and it’s not difficult to see why the pricing tends to be highly valued. Most commonly, reputable moving companies with professionals determine rates by size of the special item and how large the crate will be to build around it. Second, they base the price off of how difficult it is to protect and secure the item within the crate. Lastly, don’t forget to take into account that shipping will be higher with a wooden crate contingent on many different factors.
 

Wooden crating isn’t for everyone. However, for those who are in need of specialized wooden crating services, Vanguard Van Lines is purely accomplished. We can get your items relocated in a custom wooden crate, though it’s important to discuss your options with your representative. The price of custom crating services is an investment into your belongings security, whether they be high value or of sentimental value.