Bonsai Fine Arts

Museum and Transportation Services

Maryland – Washington, DC – New York – Atlanta

Crating & Packing

Bonsai Fine Arts is home to a state-of-the-art wood working shop where efficiency and innovation work hand in hand with our skilled carpenters to produce high-quality, reasonably-priced crates. With over 50 years of combined experience in the crating and packing of fragile objects, our designers and technicians have mastered the art of crate building.

Museum Travel Crates

Museum Travel Crate: Designed primarily for traveling exhibitions which allows for simplicity in unpacking and repacking artworks.

  • 1/2" AC (or MDO) plywood
  • 3/4" HT pine battens
  • International Travel Certification (ICCP stamp)
  • Polyester Urethane foam lining
  • Bolt plate/gasket closure / Wooden handles
  • 2 x 4 skids
  • Exterior lacquer finish
  • Inner foam core box or core trays (optional)
  • Reinforced plywood trays for heavy objects
    (also optional)

International Two-Way Crates

The Bonsai Fine Arts standard, focusing on efficiency of space and budget concerns.

  • 1/2 " AC plywood
  • 3/4" HT pine battens
  • International Travel Certification (ICCP stamp)
  • Screw lid closure
  • Tyvek lining
  • Wooden handles
  • 2 x 4 skids

Special Orders Crates

The Bonsai Crating Operation is able to accommodate any museum or institution's unique crate specifications.

Custom materials:

  • Marvelseal / Convoluted foam / Nomex
  • EPS insulation board
  • Dartek / Silica gel
  • Tilt-o-meter / Cam lock closures
  • 4 x 4 skids
  • Custom paint finishes
  • Polyester batting material cushioning
  • Corrulite panels

Butterfly Storage Crates

Designed to accommodate overweight, oversized &/or complicated objects as well as objects being stored for longer periods of time.

  • Same construction as International
    Two-Way Crate
  • All sides are removable
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Bonsai Fine Arts crating and packing crew