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Marble Top Tables – Some Assembly Required

As nice as it is to open a package containing your new purchase assembled and ready to use, sometimes that isn't the best way to get it to you safely. For example, the four end tables shown are topped with a heavy piece of marble. The best way to ensure they arrive...

How am I Going to Get That Out of the Crate?

So, a 1500 pound crate arrives and you don't have a forklift. What do you do? Just let us know in advance and we can build a custom ramp for the equipment to roll out of the crate. The equipment shown below is used for laser eye surgery so it is a safe bet that the...

Art Collecting 101: A Crash Course for Everyday People

Art collecting may seem like a hobby reserved for Manhattanites with private jets and a taste for caviar, but there is a growing trend in the accessibility of the art world. The development of online sellers means anyone with a desire for high-quality art can start a...

How do You Expect Grandma to Open the Crate?

Should this even be something you need to consider?  While most freight companies stop at the curb and ask to "sign here", Craters & Freighters has the unique ability to offer delivery that includes unpacking and removal of packaging materials. So go ahead and...

Packaging & Crating Marble Columns

The Romans did it with manpower. We do it with forklifts and foam.  Either way, moving marble is a challenge.  It is inherently fragile and is highly susceptible to cracking.  As with other stone materials, it can withstand tremendous compressive forces, but can break...

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