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How to ship a Cutting Board

In the last couple of years many woodworkers have started selling cutting boards and the designs are spectacular. These works of art can fetch top dollar online and we want to make sure that you know the best way to ship them to your customers.

What you will need:

  • Box (large enough that you can break it down and construct your own custom box from it).
  • Seran Wrap
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Tape

Step 1.

Lay down a large piece of seran wrap on the table

Step 2.

Put the cutting board on top of the seran wrap and fold the seran wrap over the cutting board. This will help protect the mineral oils while in transit and gives a dust free appearance when the customer unwraps it. Repeat this process for each direction twice to ensure all of the cutting board is properly covered.

Step 3.

Lay down bubble wrap and completely cover the cutting board making sure to securely tape down each sheet that is used so that it won’t shift in transit. Make sure to do this from several angles depending on the size of your cutting board.

Step 4.

Cut your box to fit snug around your cutting board and tape with shipping tape. You can buy boxes at most hardware stores or moving companies. Depending on the size of your box you could find free boxes at the post office or UPS store.

Step 5.

Ship your cutting board by going to ParcelPath.com and signing up for a free account. They do not charge for a membership and they have the best discounts on both UPS and USPS. You can check the prices before you sign up for an account. This is the most cost effective way to ship a cutting board.

We hope that you found this article helpful and that you now understand how to ship a cutting board. Knowing the cost of shipping can also be a big benefit when you are pricing your cutting board to sell. Also remember to account for the cost of materials. Another tip is to find a custom box if you plan to always ship the same sized cutting board.