Quality Handmade Wooden Crates

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I hope to re-open my shop shortly for new orders. Thanks for your patience.

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on 21 Jun, 2021

Shop will re-open shortly. More info.......

I hope to re-open my shop shortly for new orders. Thanks for your patience.

All current orders are unaffected.

Ian Crates

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Ian Crates


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About GreatCrates

Sales 2,091
On Etsy since 2012

Individually Handmade Beautifully Strong Wooden Crates

I run a small, but successful, wooden crate making business.

I'm passionate and proud to work with wood and enjoy making beautiful and practical crates from it.

In my Staffordshire workshop all of my products are individually crafted using brand new quality timber.

I treat all my crates with a professional grade wood preservative, which protects them and gives them a stunning vintage look.

Their finish also allows for them to be painted, stained or personalised as customers see fit. The preservative base coat means they are protect from rot and decay for many years.

All my crates are designed to be strong and sturdy whilst retaining a natural elegance and charm.

Crates are easily stacked on any of their sides, and simply fixed together to form practical, strong and beautiful storage spaces and displays.

Check out my website and gallery for more information and for where my crates have been used.

Shop members

  • Ian Crates


Shop policies

Last updated on 20 June, 2018
Thanks for visiting my Great Crates shop.

I am a small business operating from my workshop in Staffordshire.

All my products are individually handmade.

I use new timber, and treat with a professional grade wood preservative. This means I have a strong and sturdy product that also looks chic.

Because of the way I make products my crates are as uniform as handmade products can be and lead well to being stacked steady on any of their dimensions or sides.

They are easily fixed together to make brilliantly strong and wonderful looking displays for most applications.

Strong enough to work as book shelves, LP storage or even beer bottle displays!

My crates have been used in many high profile applications where both beauty and brawn have been required.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Once despatched orders cannot be cancelled, but items can be returned (at the buyer's expense) for a product refund if your are not happy with your purchase or change your mind. Customised and personalised orders can not be returned.
I accept payment through the Etsy system, which means you can use your PAYPAL account or pay by means of ANY DEBIT or CREDIT CARD.
I only deliver to the UK.

Some listings qualify for free delivery, with some geographical restrictions.

Buy more and save. A flat fee of £9.95 applies to all deliveries, no extra shipping charge is made for additional crates.

The charge of £9.95 and free delivery is restricted to non-remote mainland UK postcodes. Please get in touch for prices to other parts of the UK.

Crates are all handmade to order, and orders usually take between 5 to 7 days to prepare for despatch. Any extended delivery times will be advised.

Delivery is currently with DPD-Local on a 24 hour service. Deliveries are restricted to working weekdays. Our courier will send pre-delivery advice emails and texts (if a mobile number is provided) and also an allocated 1 hour time slot on the morning of your delivery.

Deliveries can be re-scheduled but delivery will only be attempted twice before a surcharge becomes applicable.

Leave safe instructions can be accommodated but are ultimately acted upon at a driver's discretion.

Local depot, and shop collections are also possible in some circumstances.
When you place an order, I will receive your name, delivery address and email address from Etsy. I will only use these details to process and deliver your order, or deal with any queries you have related to that order. If you send me a message using the contact button on Etsy, I will receive your username and email address. You may also choose to share a contact telephone number.

The only circumstances in which I will share your data are in processing your order or complying with the law. I will never use or pass on your information to third parties for marketing purposes or any other purpose, other than the circumstances listed below, or add you to any mailing list without your explicit consent. The circumstances in which I may share your data are:
• With Etsy to comply with my obligations.
• With delivery companies to fulfil your order.
• To comply with legal or tax obligations.

I will only retain your details for as long as necessary in order to process the transaction and Etsy will securely store any data collected during that period.

You have the right to know what personal data is held about you, and to ask for that data to be changed or deleted. You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you believe there is a problem with the way your data is handled.