Fabric Crate Modding is the process of transforming old, used but still serviceable structures into sturdy, usable components. This includes hollow metal frames to create 1.16.5 walls or support trusses, as well as various accessories and hardware such as doors and windows. It also involves the application of a wide range of finishing techniques, coatings, stains and paints to create a wide range of new structures.
Repurposed structures are usually manufactured for reuse. They may be salvaged from a landfill, disposed of during clean-up, or sold as scrap metal for scrapping. Materials that can be salvaged include scrap metal, aluminum cans, railway cars, furniture, milk jugs, bottle caps, and broken eggs. A lot of hardware including nails, screws, hinges, washers, nuts and bolts, are also recycled. In most cases, these materials are sold for scrap value.
Fabric crate creation, however, is an entirely different story; these are raw materials that must undergo extensive processing in order to make functional structures. During the fabrication process, fabricators must cut, saw, drill, glue, and nail all required material together, resulting in a very complex and labor-intensive process. Moreover, these raw materials often have to undergo a number of processes before they can be put to good use once inside a building.
The process does not end there however. After assembling the entire crate, the exterior surface of the object must be prepared properly. Surfaces to be painted with special paints and stain must be prepared as well. Exterior applications should be completed with clear coatings, primer, and undercoats. These final steps to make sure that the objects fit their purpose, are durable, appealing, and sustainable.
Fabricators can start by researching the best materials for repurposed structures. The process of gathering raw materials for a particular project may require visiting various warehouses, industrial facilities, and storage facilities. Companies that specialize in this process know the exact sources and quantities of each material that can be used to create the perfect crate.
Once the appropriate materials have been found, they can be brought to the attention of interested clients. In order for a business to be successful, they need to establish a good relationship with their customers. Building a long-term relationship with an individual or company that sells and rents materials for the purpose of creating quality storage crates will help boost a business into success. When building a relationship with a client, the goal is to make them feel like a part of the team. Repurposed materials are certainly an excellent choice for this purpose.