I am always a little sad to send my babies away, but it must be done. Today I boxed up the Cocobolo/Redwood and printed the USPS shipping label to send it off to Harvey in Long Beach. I prefer to ship in a commercial hard case within a cardboard box, but Harvey does not need a case-so it is off to the local bike shop for a heavy cardboard bike box that I will cut down.
These are super heavy cardboard boxes and when cut down, make an excellent shipping box.
First you must plan the size box needed for the ukulele. Remember to leave plenty of room for padding !!
You will need a long yardstick, a sharp knife and a good marker to plot out your box
After some plotting, a bit of cutting and some tape work here is the shipping box ready to be packed. I always like to put a second wall of cardboard around the instrument to guard against compression of the package.
The ukulele is wrapped in cloth. Never use bubble wrap next to the finish, It will leave telltale marks. Now bubble wrap and wadded paper can go on top for protection
And here is the completed box ready for the shipping label and delivery to the Post Office in the morning. I have had great success shipping with USPS priority Express. One day service to Long Beach. Hold your breath and hope my shipping luck continues, and Harvey, enjoy your new ukulele.