TYPES OF WOOD

Types of Wood

Manufacturing Process

Our manufacturing starts with the quality hardwood timber . This timber is cut into sheets of veneer which is then cut to a specific size depending on the style of the crate or basket. Once the wood veneer is cut to size, it is then formed and stapled together making the final product. Once dried, our baskets and crates are ready to ship.

We have been making wood crates and wood baskets this way for decades, and our process has not changed much over the years as we still use some of the same methods that were used back in 1916 when the process started.
Produce Crates in Maumelle

Types of Wood: We purchase select timber to manufacture our wood baskets. We mainly use softer hardwood species such as: Gum, Cottonwood, Sycamore, Hackberry, and Elm.  Each of these species has its own unique characteristics and places in our manufacturing process.

We are very proud of the hard work that goes into our products. Little Rock Crate & Basket Co . would not be where we are today without the hard work of our employees involved in the manufacturing process, and we thank them for their years of service!

Each of these species has its own unique characteristics and places in our manufacturing process. 

We only select mature hardwoods and do not condone clear cutting practices. The Swann Family, owners and operators of LRC for years, actually owns some timberland which is occasionally harvested for use in our products. Their timberland is a prime example of our effort to only select-harvest the timber that goes into our product, as well as our effort to maintain a balance between long-term timber management and wildlife habitat. We have ethical timber management practices and we also do not introduce any chemicals into the wood during the manufacturing process. Our wooden baskets are biodegradable and eco-friendly. After all, they are made from one of our most substantial and renewable natural resources...wood.

We are very proud of the hard work that goes into our products. Little Rock Crate & Basket Co . would not be where we are today without the hard work of our employees involved in the manufacturing process, and we thank them for their years of service!

Wood has always been used for packaging fruits and vegetables, and it is the most versatile, protective packaging available today. Wood dissipates heat in the packaged product, ices well and maintains strength even when wet. 

Natural, biodegradable, reusable... the perfect packaging solution! 

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