A request came in for some bespoke wooden stacking crates. I was shown pictures of old wine crates and army issue ammunition boxes, with the customer looking for a mix between the two.
The function of the crates were for storage and transportation of art materials, for delivering art workshops at different locations. They needed to be able to be distributed in the boot of a car, and then be stacked in a relatively small footprint when stored.
When on location, the desire was to spread trays of equipment from within the crates for attendees to access on the courses.
I chose to build with CLS (Canadian Lumber Standard) timber as the corners have already been ‘eased’ for use in construction situations.
The crate holding the trays did not require a solid base, instead using supporting battens for the trays to rest upon.