With reliable, custom built shipping crates, Los Angeles based antiques dealers can sell to customers in New York and be just as assured of safe delivery as if they were selling within their own neighborhoods. Crates differ from other shipping options in terms of both material and design. They are generally made of solid wood so that the item inside is protected from denting and punctures if the container is jostled in transit. They are also custom-made to fit the item to be shipped. Fragile or expensive items can be held firmly in place and secured with extra cushioning. For businesses shipping antiques, breakables, or sensitive machinery, proper crating is essential to peace of mind and reliable service.