Thanks Tom, that is a fine idea and we do have a huge stack of old pallets
out the back. However, the crate lids don't shut with the 16 inch discs in
them and we need them to close as we have a lot of dust and silt floating
around in the air outside. We are close to the central city which is
currently being mostly demolished due to the quakes. The design for the
plywood crates incorporates a lid and they can also be lifted with our
custom made lifting device, as they will be heavy. We have about 11,000
discs that need to be crated!
We won't be tossing the plastic crates, we can use them or save them for
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hi Marie:
> 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
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marie O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> 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.