We are nearing the end of our supply of vintage crates. When these listings are gone, we won't have more. If there's a crate you've been watching, please don't hesitate to order it!
We ship these (in protective cardboard boxes) via the least expensive method, using mainly USPS or UPS, and shipping costs depend on your location and the crate’s weight. Each has a different weight, due to the unpredictability of the wood used to build it. If you have specific questions about the shipping charges, please contact us before you order and we’ll be glad to give you a close estimate. You may also arrange to pick up the crates if you live within driving distance of Central Iowa.
Some of you have asked about how to clean these … we recommend that you NOT use excessive amounts of water on them. In many cases, water will cause the boards to curl on the edges. We’ve had success using a mist bottle filled with a fairly strong mixture of bleach and water, spraying on the mist and quickly blotting it to remove any excess. Others we’ve talked to have tried a foam cleaner that can be sprayed on the wood and has an alcohol base, rather than water. Most of our crates can be cleaned … and we’ve done our best to describe and show photos of those that have heavy soil/stains. Then when you’ve finished, a coat of varnish will seal them nicely and preserve the pretty wood grains!
These are definitely becoming a treasure of the past!