What about using a hardwood frame, kind of like a "fruit box" type construction, to reinforce the
plastic bins? You might even find someone who will make "green" (recycled) frames using old pallets
(pallets use a lot of old-growth wood and it's a Good Thing to recycle them if it's at all
economical). I'm thinking, this way you use less wood, have no direct disk-wood contact, and
continue to use your plastic bins so not having to toss them.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Marie O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:38 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Plywood crates
>I am interested in your thoughts on the use of plywood to make custom made
> crates to hold our lacquer discs. As most of you are aware, we have been
> going through an unprecedented number of earthquakes since Sept 4, 2010.
> We are currently in a temporary location, ground floor level, and have a
> lease for 2 years.
> The longer term plan is to move into purpose built premise in the future.
> The reason for the crates is that we can move them in the future and they
> will be stored at virtually ground level eliminating the 'falling off
> shelving' scenario.
> I have read a few articles about plywood and off-gassing but would like to
> hear from this wise group about your experience/knowledge of plywood. The
> other crates we use are strong plastic but have sloping sides so are not
> ideal or desirable for our disc collection.