How to pack and ship a table?
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Are you moving house or shipping some household item and you need to pack a table for safe and easy removals? Did you just sell a piece of table online via eBay or other sites like Etsy and you need to pack it before shipping it to the buyer? If the answer to the above is yes, then we can help you pack and ship any type of table regardless of its size, weight and shape. It can be small, big, round, square, flat packed we can do the job. By choosing table movers you can be sure your item will be delivered in a perfect condition and on time. We know how to pack and ship tables and chairs abroad.
The packing and shipping of a table overseas can be very tricky and daunting given that tables are normally available in different shapes, awkwardly shaped and heavy. However, we have taken time to write this step-by-step guide on how to pack and ship a table to make it easier for you. If you are able to follow these steps given below, the table shipping process will be easier for you.
Note that the steps given here are only general steps. The tips may not suit all types of tables. If it does not suit you or you still have a question to ask after reading it, you should contact us to provide a more particular guide that will meet your need.
Getting the shipping materials ready
Packing is an important step in the shipping process of a table. However, how well a table is packed is not just only how well it is wrapped with the wrapping material. It also depends on the quality of packing materials and the types of moving boxes you use. There are different types of packing materials in the market but all of them are not equally made. Some are better than others in terms of quality and are also more suitable for the packing of tables.
Thus, getting all of the necessary packing materials ready and making sure that they are of great quality are essential aspect of packing and thus should not be neglected. Besides, if you do not do the packing of a table with quality packing material, your living room, dining, kitchen or antique table will be more vulnerable to scratches and damages during the transport. Besides, most table shippers and insurance companies are serious when it comes to the quality of packing materials to be used for packing tables they cover. They have requirements regarding that. So, make sure that the packing materials you use for protecting the table and chairs meet the requirements of carrier and the insurance company you are using their services.
It is advisable that you take measurement of the table in order to know the dimension. This will help you to know the right amount or quantity of various packing materials to provide. The size of the table box should not be exactly of the same size with the table. It should be at least three inches larger than the table in all sides including the widest part of the table. When you are doing the packing, you will have to void fill all empty spaces.
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Creating a workspace
It is important that you establish a clean and clutter-free packing space. The workspace should be roomy to allow you to turn the table to any direction you want. It is also important that you give the floor of the workspace some padding to eliminate or reduce possibility of scratches and damage should the table falls down when you are turning it during packing. Besides, it will prevent the table from becoming dirty. However, you should not bother about adding some padding if the floor of the workspace is rugged or carpeted. If it is not rugged or carpeted, then you have to add some padding by spreading blankets on it. Examples of a nice workspace should be places like the living room, garage, patio, porch, veranda, spare bedroom and the likes. Your packing space should also be free of clutter. We can pack and ship reading, reclaimed, wood, red, refectory, restaurant, retro, round, rustic, Saarinen, school, sewing machine, shabby chic, side and small tables.
Preparing your table for packing
Before your item is collected by table removals you need to get it ready. Cleaning the table: The first thing that you should do is to clean your table to get rid of dust. It is not good to pack a dirty table for shipping. It will give you more work when you will be unpacking it. Secondly, the dirt and dust accumulated on the table can stick on it and becomes difficult to be removed. Worst still, it can affect the beauty of the table.
Dismantling the table
Some tables come with removable parts. If your table has removable parts, after cleaning it, the next thing that you should do is to dismantle or disassemble the table into its various parts. Be careful when you are dismantling the table. Remove the legs, tops, feet and leafs and hardware and any other removable parts. Get a separate zip lock bag or small carton where you will get the hardware. Make sure that you label the zip lock bag or carton. You can keep it inside the big box containing your table before you seal it and ship. Find out how much is to ship unusual upholstered vanity wall mounted walnut white wicker wood, wooden or wrought iron tables and chairs. We provide table removals to France, Belgium, Holland, USA, Canada, Australia and anywhere you want.
Wrapping your table for international removals
The first factor to take into consideration is the type of table you want to send abroad or the material used in constructing your table. There are some tables that are constructed with wooden materials and some that are constructed with metal. You will also find tables that come with stone or glass tops and some that are made with a combination of two different materials. The level of carefulness required during wrapping and moving them is determined by the type of material used in creating your table. If you are wrapping a table with a glass top, you have to be more careful than when you are wrapping a table with metal top. The type of packing you choose will have an impact on your table shipping costs.
Another factor that you should take into consideration here is what will happen to the table. If you are shipping, you will either crate it or put it in box. But if you are moving it from your current home to a new home, then you have to make use of blanket wrap method in packing it.
Blanket wrap method of table packing for shipping
Blanket wrap is a preferred and easiest packing method when you are moving your table locally or when you are moving a table with strong top. As implicit from the name, a moving blanket is used to wrap the table before moving. It is available for sell in shipping and moving retailers either offline or online. If you are not ready to go through the stress of searching for it, you should order from us.
If you are blanket wrapping your table, you have to ensure that the table is fully covered. To ensure a full coverage, it is advisable that you procure enough blankets. You don't have to be economical or frugal while wrapping the table. Spread the blanket on the floor of your workspace and then place the table top side down at the centre of the blanket. The spaces left at each side of the blanket should be large enough to cover the sides of the table top. If do not know how to pack a table for shipping our table movers will be happy to assist. Contact our Romanian shipping companies if you need to deliver antique table to Bucharest.
Add more blankets if the spaces left at the both sides are not big enough to cover the table top. Now bring each side of the blanket over the table top to cover it completed. Secure each side of the blanket with stretch wrap or tape ensuring that the tape or wrapper touches only the blanket and not the table top. If the tape touches the table top, it can damage it or soil the beauty permanently. Tape the blanket around so that the table top is held tightly by the blanket. It is important that you wrap it tightly to reduce the possibility of scratches or damages during the moves.
Packing your table for a move overseas
When you want to ship your table and it is made from a fragile material such as ceramic tile, glass and the likes, and then you have to be very careful when you are packing it. Blanket wrapping will not be able to protect such a table from getting damaged when it is exposed to intense shock. Thus, it is necessary that you pack it in any manner that it will not be vulnerable to shock created when the truck bounces up and down as it speeds on the high way. Turbulence in the air or bad waves in the high ocean can also create such bouncing movement that can create shock on the items being shipped. Here are some tips to apply.
Make use of craft paper in wrapping the top and then securing it with packing tape. Blankets are the most suitable materials for wrapping table tops made from glass or other fragile material as it will provide additional padding. Wrapping with kraft paper or blanket first helps to protect the table top from scratches.
The next thing you should do is to wrap the table top with bubble wrap. Wrap all the sides severally and then use packing tape to secure it. Before securing with packing tape, you should ensure that you can no longer feel the table top’s hardness when you press the bubble wrap hard with your finger. This is the time to stop wrapping. You can call table shipping company.
- Measure the wrapped dimension of the table top.
- Choose a box that is about 3 inches larger than the wrapped size of the tabletop from all sides including the widest side of the tabletop. Alternatively, you can create a custom crate for the tabletop.
- Put about 3 inches of packing peanuts or any other material suitable for void fill on the bottom of the box. However, newspapers are not good void fill and thus should not be used.
- Put the tabletop at the middle of the box leaving some spaces at both sides of the tabletop.
- Fill every empty space with additional void fill. When the empty spaces are filled, shake down the packing peanut and add more to fill up any spaces left. Continue in this manner when no space is created after it has been shaken down.
- Close the box and seal all the seams.
Note! Given that each table is unique in size and shape, it may be difficult or impossible for you to find a box that will fit your table. If you cannot find such a table, then you have to create one by yourself using cardboard sheet of 4x8 ft. Measure the dimension of your table and create a box that is 3 inches larger than the widest part of the table that you want to put inside it.
If you are making use of the services of a table moving or international removals firm and you do the packing by yourself, it is important that you label boxes that contain fragile parts of your table like the glass top and then let the moving company know that they contain fragile items so that they will handle them with extra carefulness. Don't expect them to know that the cartons that contain fragile items.
Tips for packing and shipping the legs of your living room or kitchen table
There are several means of wrapping the leg as well as the other parts of the table.
You can use blanket wrap method to cover parts of the table as shown above with the tabletop. The method is somewhat similar. Begin by spreading your blanket on the floor of your workspace. Then place one of the legs of the table on one corner of the blanket and then begin to fold the blanket around the leg from the corner where you placed it.
Fold tightly until the entire leg is covered. Put the second leg just beside the first leg after it has been completely covered and then roll around it in the manner described above. Continue in this manner until all the legs and other parts are covered inside the blanket. If there is any part left uncovered, get another blanket and start the process from the beginning.
Secure the end corner with a tape. If there is any unused part of the blanket, fold it inside and secure with tape in order to prevent the table legs from coming out. Use packing tape to wrap around the entire bundle so that that the items inside will be tightly trapped. Tape the zip lock bag containing the hardware by the side of the blanket.
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Bubble wrapping is another method that you can use to wrap other parts of your table. In this method, you have to use bubble wrap to cover each of the parts separately. After wrapping severally or wrapping with about 2 o 3 layers of bubble wrap, use tape to secure it. Get a box that will accommodate all the wrapped parts and still have three inches of space left in all sides. Just as described above, void fill the bottom with packing peanuts or suitable alternative. Put the parts and fill all remaining empty spaces with void fill such as packing peanut or any other suitable alternative. Shake it down and add more to fill up the space created. Allow space for the zip lock bag or small carton containing the hardware. Close the lids and seal the seams of the carton very well. You can also tape the zip lock bag outside if it cannot enter inside of the box. If you have more tables to be moved you can use our container shipping option.
Packing and moving a table that does not have removable parts
The problem that you will encounter here is to find a container that will fit the table. But it is still necessary that you go the extra mile in finding it so that you don't have to pay more than you should. Your options are:
- Looking for a large box big enough to contain the table. We can provide that for you if you are not able to find it.
- Create a custom crate for the table
- Palletise the table to transport it safely with cheap pallet shipping service to Europe
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Note! The use of pallet and crate for shipping a kitchen, dining, meeting, computer, reading or antique table is great. However, it may not be what you can do for yourself. They require expertise and skills. Thus, if they are options for you, it is advisable that you hire a professional to handle such a service for you. As an expert in the industry, we can provide such services for you at affordable prices. If they are the best options for you, let us know and we will provide that for you.
Buying suitable insurance to send a table overseas
The importance of securing your furniture especially fragile and expensive table with insurance cannot be overemphasised. If you buy insurance, you will have a rest of mind that nothing will happen to your table and should anything happens to it, you will be adequately compensated in accordance with the terms and conditions of your policies.
International table removals
Having gone through the above steps, the next thing left is to ship your furniture. If you have not found a shipping or moving company to handle the project, you have to take time to find a reliable one. There are many moving and shipping company out there, but not all of them are reliable or have all it takes to provide quality services. Take time to read the reviews of the companies that you want to make use of their services. Make a list of the reliable ones. Contact them one after the other and request for quotes. It is also important that you measure and weigh your consignment because they will require it before providing you with quotes. Compare quotes and then choose a company that offers the best price. However, as a rule of the thumb, do not sacrifice professionalism and skill for cost. This is why you have to request for quotes from only reliable companies so that there will no longer be any issue of professionalism. You can contact us today to find out how much is to ship a table abroad.
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