Not this time. The wood crate was for shipping the clock via UPS. I'll ship this one via U-Ship which provides a blanket wrap service. Essentially, I don't do anything but hand it over to the shipper when he shows up. Protection and safe transport are their responsibility. Admittedly, this makes me a bit nervous, but I used the same service to ship the cherry Shaker tall clock a couple of months ago and it arrived in perfect condition.Looks great, Rennie , but the story's not over until you show us how you ship it. Do you build a wood crate for every piece?