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Wood Crating Industry Terminology

Standard Terms for Crate Components and Processes

The terminology presented here isn't all inclusive and doesn't match all wood box and crating standards. In many instances, different crate manufacturers who operate in the same market may use some different and even conflicting terms. This conflict is enhanced by differences in published standards within one country. Even the most general definition of a box and a crate can be entirely different across multiple developed countries.
The terms listed here are believed to be the most common and non-conflicting ones.