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Crating and Shipping Stone Sculptures

September 12th, 2018 by

A stone sculpture requires a heavy crate

We built a sturdy wooden crate for this 400-pound Colorado Marble cougar sculpture from John Kessler. Total shipping weight of 500 pounds meant it shipped to Florida with a freight carrier.

John Kessler cougar sculpture

 


Big or Small, There’s a Way to Ship It

April 9th, 2018 by

Weight and dimensions determine shipping methods

Pictures tell the story. Even though the packages in the first photo look “large,” they are actually small packages shipping FedEx Ground. They include a rug and some paintings from the Discover Goodwill online auction. The second and third represent freight shipping — from prepping to pickup by the carrier. The crate (barely visible near the door) in the third photo contains a bronze bird. The boxes on the floor are from an estate and the boxes on the pack table are a sentimental cradle. The three pallet shipments in the second photo are the cradle, the estate items, and a van conversion kit from Wayfarer Vans.

small package shipping

Small Packages Ready for FedEx Ground

Most Freight Ships on a Pallet

3 Pallets Ready for Freight Pickup

Pallet and Crate Shipping

3 Shipments: Two on Pallets; One in a Crate

 

 


Packing a Delicate Glass Chandelier for Shipping

March 27th, 2018 by

Shipping furniture and delicate glass items

A Pak Mail customer recently traveled to the Colorado Springs-Denver area to shop at our local household furnishings consignment shops. She came away with two tables, some paintings, and the glass chandelier pictured here. After packing the items and securing them to a custom pallet, the shipment left our store. It was delivered safely.

What is the best way to pack a solid glass chandelier? Suspended in a sturdy box or crate filled with packing peanuts, and strapped to a pallet for freight shipping. This method keeps all pressure off the delicate arms of the chandelier.

Chandelier being prepped for shipping

Delicate Green Glass Chandelier

 


Pak Mail Prepares Items for Packing and Shipping

October 30th, 2017 by

Fragility, value and shipping method determine packaging preparation

Pak Mail prepares items for packing and shipping based on several factors including fragility, value, and shipping method. Packaging prep for non-fragile items like clothing or soft toys is simple: place the items in a bag to keep them clean, then into the appropriate box for shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, or freight. Easy!

Packaging preparation for shipping other items is a little more complicated. The shipping methodfreight on a pallet or small package — is the first consideration.

  1. Freight on a pallet: Small pieces of framed artwork require glass mask, small bubble, and corrugated sandwiches. A small amount of cushioning material will keep them safe during transport. These pieces shipped with the furniture shown in #4. This same artwork shipped as a small package requires two inches of protection around all dimensions (large bubble and packing peanuts).
  2. Small package with FedEx ground: High-value artwork needs soft foam on the plaster frame, acid-free paper on the painting, and Styro lining before being placed in a custom wooden crate.
  3. Freight on a pallet: Van conversion kits from Wayfarer Vans are wrapped in felt blankets and placed in custom corrugated boxes.
  4. Freight on a pallet: Delicate furniture is wrapped in a felt blanket before placing in a Styro-lined box.

 

framed artwork preparation

1. preparing framed artwork

high-value artwork preparation for wooden crate

2. preparing high-value artwork for crate

van conversion kit preparation for pallet

3. preparing van conversion kit

furniture preparation for freight

4. preparing fine furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pak Mail – Busy Season – Part 4

June 21st, 2017 by

Building a picture crate

Last week’s shipping challenges included artwork that required a wooden crate. We often build them for bronze artwork; sometimes for medical equipment. This crate was for a large, framed historic piece of art from a local gallery.

Picture Crate – Building the Frame

Picture Crate – Cutting the Sides

Picture Crate – Assembling the Pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pak Mail Ships Metal Sculpture T-Rex

May 11th, 2017 by

Packed in a box and strapped on a pallet for freight shipping

T-Rex Metal Sculpture from Camino Real Imports

What can we ship for you today? How about a T-Rex from Camino Real in Manitou Springs?

We never know what will come through the front door next.

Pak Mail customers provided lots of comments about this light-weight, ferocious monster.

 

 

 


Pak Mail Ships Bronze Artwork

April 28th, 2017 by

Crating process for bronze artwork shipping

Pak Mail ships bronze artwork for local galleries. This Jane A. Rankin bronze required a wood crate on a pallet. Wood braces are covered with a soft material, strategically placed against the bronze, and screwed to the crate. When the crating process is complete, the bronze is secure and ready for freight shipping.

Pak Mail ships artwork — all shapes, sizes, and art media.

crate process - start

Starting the crating process for bronze by Jane A. Rankin.

crate process - braces

Bracing inside crate for Jane A. Rankin bronze.

crate process - finished and ready for freight pickup

Completed crate for   Jane A. Rankin bronze ready for carrier pickup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Colorado Springs is a full service shipping store located in Colorado Springs that specilaizes in custom packing, custom crating, and specialty freight shipping. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 719-593-1212.

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