Chart of Volume Estimates

*Packing, palletizing, and crating each add 15-25% to billable volume, the usable volume taken up by your goods.   These percentages are approximate, and they can vary widelyaccording to how close you come to existing sizes of pallets and crates. All shipping to Israel and all shipping from Israel is done in shipping containers.   Some goods in exclusive containers are also palletized and/or crated.

Description Net Cubic Ft
Living/Family Room
Bench, Fireside or Piano 5
Bookcase 20
Bookshelves, Sectional 7
Chair, Arm 10
Chair, Occasional 10
Chair, Overstuffed 25
Chair, Rocker 20
Chair, Straight 9
Clock, Grandfather 30
Day Bed 44
Desk, Small or Winthrop 30
Desk, Secretary 45.0
Fireplace Equipment 5.0
Foot Stool 5.0
Lamp, Floor or Pole 4.0
Magazine Rack 2.0
Piano, Baby Gr. or Up. 80.0
Piano, Parlor Grand 90.0
Piano, Spinet 65.0
Rugs, Large Roll or Pad 30.0
Rugs, Small Roll or Pad 10.0
Sofa, 2 Cushion 45.0
Sofa, 3 Cushion 65.0
Sofa, 4 Cushion 75.0
Sofa, Sectional, Per Section 40.0
Stereo 15.0
Tabels, Dropleaf/Occasional 18.0
Tables, Coffee, End or Nest 10.0
Telephone, Stand & Chair 8.0
Television, Table Model 10
Dining Room
Bench, Harvest 15
Cabinet, Buffet 40
Cabinet, Corner 25
Cabinet, China 70
Chair, Dining 10
Server 30
Table, Dining 60
Tea Cart 20
Curio Cabinet 24
Bedroom
Bed, Double Size 60
Bed, King Size with box 90
Bench, Dresser or Vanity 20
Bed, Single or Hollywood 40
Bed, Roll Away 20
Bed, Bunk (Set of 2) 70
Bureau/Dresser/Chest 25.0
Bedside Table 5
Cedar Chest 15
Chaise Lounge 25
Desk, Small, or Winthrop 35
Dresser, Double 50
Rug or Pad, Large 10
Rug or PadSmall or Pad 3
Vanity Dresser 20
Wardrobe, Small 20
Wardrobe, Large 40
Nursery
Toy Kitchen 5
Youth Bed 30
Chair, Child’s 8
Chest 12-24
Table, Baby Changing 10-15
Table, Child’s 5
Crib, Baby 10-13
Play Pen 10-12
Rug or Pad, Small 3-10
Kitchen
Breakfast Suite Chairs 10
Breakfast Table 20
Chair, High 10
Ironing Board 4
Serving Cart 20
Stool 9
Utility Cabinet 10
Vegetable Bin 3
Appliances
Air Conditioner, Window 10
Dehumidifier 5
Dishwasher 20
Dryer, Electric or Gas 25
Freezer 60
Range, Electric or Gas 30
Refrigerator 60-75
Vacuum Cleaner 5
Washing Machine 25
Microwave Oven 7
Porch/Outdoor/Equipment
Barbecue/Grill 10-20
Bird Bath/Statue 5
Chairs, Lawn 5-10
Chairs, Porch 10
Garden Hose and Tools 15
Glider or Setee 20
Ladder, Extension 10
Lawn Mower, Hand 5
Outdoor Child’s Slide 10
Oudoor Child’s Gym 20-40
Outdoor Swings 30
Picnic Table 20
Picnic Bench 5
Porch Table 10
Rocker, Swing 15
Sand Box 10
Settee 20-40
Umbrella 5.0
Miscellaneous
Ash or Trash Can 7
Basket (Clothes) 5
Bicycle 10
Bicycle, Kids 5
Bicycle, Tricycle 5
Bird Cage & Stand 5
Cabinet, Filing 5-12
Carriage, Baby 20
Chairs, Folding 1
Clothes Hamper 5
Cot, Folding 10
Fernery or Plant Stands 10
Foot Lockers 5
Golf Bag/Clubs 5
Harp 35
Heater, Gas or Electric 5
Metal Shelves 5.
Music stand 4
Ping-Pong Table 20
Pool Table 40
Power Tools 10
Sewing Machine 10
Sled 2
Step Ladder 5
Suitcase 5
Table Utility 1
Tackle Box 1
Tool Box 10
Treadmill 25
Wagon, Child’s 5
Waste Paper Basket 2
Work Bench 20
Containers/Cartons
Cartons, China Barrels 6
Cartons, Less Than 1.5 CuFT 1.5
Cartons, Small (Book) 2
Cartons, Medium 3
Cartons, Mirror 3
Cartons, Flat Wardrobe 4
Cartons, Stand-Up Wardrobe 15
Large Cartons 4.5

 

Crating     Packing, crating, and palletization can each add 10-25% to the volume.     Factors that can make the total figure much higher, even over 100% are:   1.  Goods with a wide variety of shapes and sizes can result in large sections of unused space and more settling, as in a cereal box.   2.  Crates under 200 cubic feet have a greater liklihood of unused space, usually at the top.   There are fewer options of ways to combine items  3.   Delicate goods need isolation,  often leaving empty space above and around them.

Lift Vans are crates that are not built to the size of goods.    Though crates provide the best security against breakage and loss, they are the least efficient use of space.  If goods do not fit perfectly into available crates, there is more unused space than on pallets.

Your forwarder might have crates of  75, 150, 200, 220 or 250 cubic feet, though 200 is most common.  Inside measurements of a standard crate are 84” W, 84” H, 45″ D. Externally in meters:  2.2m W x 2.2m H x 1.2m D.  Depending on the forwarder, crates may be standard procedure or by special order.