Crating day and very little play (in the package)

When designing, we are always considering how things will pack down to be shipped. Considering the cost of shipping in Canada to anywhere… even within Canada… it can be a huge nightmare!

Hmmm… how to get you down to Arizona in one piece or many assemble-able pieces?

Hmmm… how to get you down to Arizona in one piece or many assemble-able pieces?

Recently we have tackled the challenge of packing up the Drafting Table to be sent down to Phoenix, Arizona. Fortunately in the process of coming up with the design, flat packing was part of the deal. Thus, the main challenge was figuring out exactly how it would fit like Tetris into a well cushioned crate. 

Remembering how everything comes apart.

Remembering how everything comes apart.

After an extra coat of wax, we built the crate to fit the pieces, hardware and tools for assembly. Allowing for about a ¼" of play for wrapping material, everything stacked in snuggly. 

Main layer of nested pieces with Model T-Ford jack strapped down and hardware bagged and tucked away. 

Main layer of nested pieces with Model T-Ford jack strapped down and hardware bagged and tucked away. 

Second layer just for the foot pieces, and a tin of homemade furniture wax. 

Second layer just for the foot pieces, and a tin of homemade furniture wax. 

In the two layers we threw in a few desiccant packs to absorb excess moisture. For the last step, the top panel is secured in place with pocket screws. Weighing in at about 130lbs, the crate is ready for travel!

Onwards to Arizona!

Onwards to Arizona!