PALLETS/SKIDS - Portable platforms used as a base for transporting or storing materials

2-way flush pallet
Specialty Solid Top Pallet
4-way Wing Pallet
Wing Pallets
4-way Flush Pallet
Block Pallet

SHIPPING BOXES - Shipping containers with solid plywood or OSB walls

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Standard shipping box
Standard OSB Box
Standard Boxes

SHIPPING CRATES -Shipping containers lacking solid walls

Large shipping crate
Shipping crates

Noteworthy Terminology

  • 2-way entry - Forklift entry from only 2 sides

  • 4-way entry - Forklift entry from all 4 sides

  • Butted Deckboards - Two or more top boards fastened tightly against each other

  • Deckboards - The horizontal top boards on a pallet or skid that run perpendicular to the stringers

  • Dimensions - Pallet dimensions always refer to the length first (For example a 48 x 40 = 48L x 40W) Box and crate dimensions always refer to the Inside Dimensions (I.D.) Length x Width x Height

  • Fasteners - Metal devices used to hold the structure. Common fasteners are nails, screws, scrails, lags/bolts, and staples.

  • Flush - Flush pallets/skids have deck and bottom boards that align with the outside stringers and do not overhang.

  • Notch - A cutout in the stringers to allow the use of a forklift or pallet jack

  • Stringers - The vertical boards that run perpendicular to the top and/or bottom boards

  • Wing - Winged pallets and skids have overhanging deckboards and/or bottom boards. A single wing refers to only overhanging deckboards, and double wing refers to both deck and bottom boards.

Schaefer Box and Pallet Company

11875 Paddys Run Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

(513) 738-2500

Specialty Solid Top Pallet