Custom Artwork Crate

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

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Katherine Glover contacted me about making a crate for one of her pieces, and I humbly obliged.  It was a new venture for me, and somewhat nerve-wracking to think that I’d be responsible for somebody else’s delicate work traveling across the country from studio to show to gallery and eventually to client’s house, but it was a rewarding project to work on and an interesting new set of challenges to tackle.  And it has gotten me interested in doing more work of this kind the multitude of artists in the Boston area.

Two sheets of 1/2″ plywood and plenty of glue and nails make up the rigid and sturdy box.  The lid overlaps the edges of the box and 8 2-1/2″ screws hold it in place.  The whole piece is bolted to the box on the underside in a great design by a previous crate-builder, and some foam aligns the piece for easy unpacking and repacking in the future.  It was a good solid project, and should hold up for plenty of use on its way around the country.  Look out for Katherine’s artwork in Chicago and in St. Louis!


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