Since there are no two similar artworks, there are no two similar methods of fine art shipping and packing. While some art pieces, heirlooms, and memorabilia can be transported in cardboard boxes, others require custom built wood crates. This is particularly true for antique, very expensive, and rare artworks, like Old Master paintings, vintage porcelain, and all types of unique artifacts. Plus, wood crates are a must-have for the odd-shaped and fragile sculptures. So the question is where to get all those crates?
If you have a certain experience, time, and desire, you can always try to build a wood crate on your own. If not, the only right solution is to order professional services from a reliable moving company. At Fine Art Shippers, we have more than 20 years of experience in packing and crating fine art, with a focus on custom built containers and crates for any kind of artwork. Our team includes only the most comprehensively trained art packers and crate makers in the business, for whom no job is too challenging. We do care about each piece of art, no matter big or small, and always make every effort to ensure it is properly protected in transit. This all makes Fine Art Shippers the right choice when it comes to professional art packing and crating services.
What crates do we offer?
Aimed at providing only secure art packing solutions, we offer a variety of services to meet all our clients’ needs. However, while there are many types of custom crates we can make for you, the following three are the most common:
- Museum-quality travel crate
A museum-quality crate is the best option for the international transportation of art and antiques. It usually includes museum battens, high-quality gasket material, and water-resistant sealant. The design of such a crate is always discussed beforehand to meet all the requirements of the transported object.
- One-way crate
A one-way crate is the most economical option, which implies building a disposable waterproof construction with certain shock and vibration protection.
- Round-trip crate
A round-trip crate offers a more substantial protection for the artwork as compared to the one-way crate. Usually made of reinforced pine battens with additional moisture and barrier buffer, such a crate can be easily used several times.
In general, at Fine Art Shippers, we can offer you many different services related to packing and crating fine art. Just let us know about your problem, and we will find the best moving solution within your budget!