The Standard Box
From 150mm to 550mm. Our standard boxes use a 50mm joint pitch. The smallest box is 150mm cubed. Stretch out the Length and width to 550mm and you have the largest box in the range. Our standard range includes every size between 150mm to 550mm. There are 75 different sizes in all.
Our best material is 9.5mm Exterior A/C Hoop Pine plywood by Austral Plywoods. Made from plantation logs, and is FSC certified. It is arguably the best ply made in Australia. Indeed it was the material chosen to line the interior of the Sydney Opera House. It’s quality allows us to approach perfection in finish.
Number two on the list is 12mm Structural C/D Radiata by Carter Holt Harvey. This ply is rated as F8 and is extremely tough. Boxes made from this material are suited to heavy duty uses. The outer ‘C’ face means that there may be visible knots. Joints on our assembled and sanded boxes will be flat though there may be some surface areas away from edges that remain unsanded.
The last material in our list is 7mm Structural C/D Radiata by Carter Holt Harvey. Made from the same veneer as the 12mm Radiata. This material is great for light to medium duty boxes. Weight is minimised, utility remains high. The outer ‘C’ face means that there will be visible knots. Joints on our assembled and sanded boxes will be flat though there may be some surface area away from edges that remain unsanded.
BoxHeads understand that the release of Carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels is causing a green house effect which in turn, is causing a rise in global temperatures. Whilst choosing products made from wood will not, in itself, reverse levels of atmospheric CO2, it will certainly help. Wood is 50% Carbon. So half the weight of any wood product has removed (sequestered) that amount of CO2 from the atmosphere.
The large global trade in logs and manufactured wood products mean that it is difficult for manufacturers to know that the materials they are using are being sustainably sourced. All products seem to have certification though a realistic/skeptical view needs to be maintained. BoxHeads chooses to use materials sourced from reputable Australian manufacturers. Not only does this assure sustainable sourcing, CO2 embedded in transport miles is kept to a minimum. Due to illegal clearing of forests in Brazil, Africa and South East Asia we will NEVER source materials from these regions.
Customise your box
Although our standard range includes 75 sizes you may have a need for a very particular box. Our work process allows us to design and make a box to your exact measurement. Not only can size be altered, we can alter the joint pitch down to 30mm or up to 200mm. Contact us to specify your requirements.
All our boxes are available in kit form. More than half the cost of a completed box is in the assembly and sanding. Parts are made accurately made on our CNC router so that they are slightly ‘interference fit’. This means minimal clamping is required. Go to the shop and compare the prices.
All of our boxes can be specified as six sided. That is: they can have two ‘bottoms’. Great for display mounts.