The above crate was built to transport twenty-two small paintings to the gallery show in Billings, Montana. I used veneered half-inch plywood with 2x4’s for reinforcement. The interior was lined (stapled in place) with egg-shell foam – like the type used for sound-proofing in music studios (or even the type used as an additional layer on mattresses).
The total weight including twenty-two paintings (each individually protected in bubble-wrap) was 120 lbs. Time to build and pack was about a day (including my slight OCD causing me to recheck everything three times). The cost for DHL to ship 2000 miles - $60... priceless! – DN