I've seen some very sturdy, fancy even, crates for shipping art; often
lined with buffered board. You might ask for advice on the PACIN listserv.
On 1/24/12 10:38 AM, Marie O'Connell wrote:
> 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.
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