Recently, a request came in for me to build a huge pallet arbor and ship it to Texas. After shipping the oversized barn wood sign last year to Ohio, I knew this was going to be pricey. So I went on an adventure to research shipping costs of this beast.
The USPS guys were amused. “We want your business, but…yeah. That’s too big. What on earth are you sending?”
So I went to UPS. They had to get their freight employee involved. “So,” she said after crunching some numbers. “Due to the size and weight, we’ll have to send it in its own crate via freight. Shipping alone will be,” she paused and looked at her calculations,”$1,000.”
“WHAT?!” I choked out.
“Yep. And we’ll have to pack it ourselves, so you’ll have that added cost, too.”
“Do you know of any other options?”
“Your best bet is to rent a U-Haul and road trip to Texas.”
I stared at her, waiting for her to laugh. She didn’t. I love road tripping. I really do. But a girl has to set limits sometimes. So unfortunately, if you see a large piece on this site, delivery is only available on the east coast for now. Or in the midwest (OH, MI, northern IN, WI) in July when I’m out that way. I’m happy to ship smaller pieces that the USPS happily transports for me.
On that note, I’ve been building a lot of tables recently that are available for Northeast U.S. delivery. (Or, if you feel like road tripping to VT or PA…) If you are interested in any of these and want to know the prices, please drop me an email by June. After that, they’ll be going to stores and shows in New England.
“The Primitive” (wide barn wood plank top, split rail fence legs, and pallet frame:
“The Lush” (Pallet wood and wine corks on a reclaimed door with split rail fence legs):
(This will be available at Vine & Branches Gallery in Bennington, VT. And no, I didn’t drink all of these bottles of wine.)
“The End Table” (pallet wood and some funky piece I found for legs):
(Sorry. I couldn’t think of a more creative name.)
“The Barn Wood Double Decker Coffee Table” (200 year old solid oak tongue & groove planks with the original “royal oak made in America” indented in the back of each plank. Pretty sweet.)