Shipping Flat - Supplies?

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Postby iwokeinrelief on Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:32 am

Where is a good place to acquire large pieces of flat cardboard to ship stuff flat? I'm sure there's a place I'm overlooking, but I'd love to know a store that I can just walk into locally and pick stuff up. If not, Internet resources would be good also.

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Postby geezer on Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:54 am

Try a furniture store. Always large shipping boxes for couch's etc..
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:09 am

That's a pretty good thought.

Is there anyway to just buy pieces of consistent size? I really don't want to have to cut it down myself, and feel like the stuff I get flat from galleries and artists always looks like it's manufactured to a certain size, not cut from larger boxes.
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Postby oldgreg on Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:07 pm

I use masonite to ship flat. It's much stronger so bent packages don't really happen when using it. You can get a 4'x8' sheet for less than $15 at Home Depot or Lowes and they'll usually cut it to whatever size you need.

Different stores seem to call it different names. I've seen it called MDF and tempered hardboard.
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Postby AZD on Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:07 pm

Uline has all sorts of boxes and flat carboard. Check out the Corrugated Pads, Easy-fold and Multi-Depth Boxes at this link:

http://www.uline.com/Cls_04/Boxes-Corrugated
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