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PACKING & CRATINGSafety & Security

The safety and security of your artwork, whether for long-term storage or for an international transit, is the focus of our Crating and Packing Department. Our crates are built by skilled craftspeople with years of cumulative handling experience. Each crate is individually designed and constructed with the safety of the object in mind.

Our crating and packing methods are of the highest quality, utilizing the most advanced methods and materials - appropriate for both the object and the client requirements. Whether your work needs to travel across the country or across the globe, you can be assured that every crate is custom built to meet the requirements of that individual work.

  Domestic One-Way Crates
  Standard Crates
  Museum Travel Crates
  Skeletal Crates
  Travel Frames

Domestic One-Way Crates
This crate is designed with the safety of the work in mind while being balanced with the highest level of economy. Each object is assessed individually and then custom packed into a no-frills container constructed of 3/8" plywood and pine battens, suitable for the safe domestic one-way shipment of many works.
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Standard Crates
Our standard crate is suitable for re-use and designed for maximum safety, strength and durability of construction. The crate shells are constructed of 3/8" pine with 1x6 pine battens, 2x4 forklift skids, wooden handles and screw-top lids. The crate interiors are lined with 1" or 2" gray museum foam (polyrurethane)which is hot glued to the inside walls of the crate.
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Museum Travel Crates
Designed for multiple or single works, this crate features double-sided 3/8" waterproof MDO, full 1x6 batten construction, bolt plate closures, gasket-sealed lids, handles, and 2x4 forklift skids. The crate interior has 1" or 2" gray museum foam (polyrurethane)as a liner, or in cases where travel frames are used, 2" ethafoam (polyethylene) corner bumpers. You may also elect to have your crate custom painted or coated with a water-based varnished for additional waterproofing. This crate is designed for ease in repacking and with maximum safety and security in mind.
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Skeletal Crates
Designed to protect artwork during transport or storage in the most basic container, this crate is often selected for an object with an unusual shape, dimension or weight. The crate is constructed with a pallet bottom and dimensional lumber on the sides and top, with additional bracing as needed.
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Travel Frames
A Travel Frame is required when the especially fragile surface or extreme high-value of a work precludes any kind of wrapping material come in contact with the face of the object. The work generally is secured into the travel frame with OZ-clips. The face of the travel frame is protected with coroplast, cardboard, or virgin polyethelyne plastic
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To discuss your upcoming project: Please contact us at info@artworkssandiego.com or call us at 858/279-4301.

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