Alan Derrick with Carpenter Core

About Carpenter Core

Welcome to Carpenter Core, where every small wooden crate and box is more than just a container—it's a piece of history, reimagined for today's needs.

Bridging craftsmanship and connection

My journey through the arts, home furnishings, and construction trades revealed a consistent truth: there's a profound appreciation for items crafted with intention and care. Corporate clients and individual customers alike are drawn to the unique appeal of old-style wooden crates for gifting, packaging, storage, display, and decor. Recognizing this, Carpenter Core was born from a desire to offer something beyond the ordinary—products that elevate presentation and echo the timeless beauty of old-world craftsmanship, all made in the USA from locally sourced timber.

A personal touch in a digital age

In an era where digital convenience often supersedes personal interaction, Carpenter Core stands apart. I, Alan Derrick, founded this company with a commitment not just to quality, but to personal service. From the initial design to the final delivery, I am directly involved in every step of the process. This hands-on approach ensures that each crate and box we produce is not only a testament to skilled craftsmanship but also a reflection of our clients' aspirations and our shared connection.

Our promise to you

Our commitment at Carpenter Core is twofold: Crafted with passion, delivered with care. It's a promise that every product leaving our workshop embodies the highest standards of craftsmanship and is delivered with a level of service that is genuinely personal. We pride ourselves on using handpicked materials, supporting local communities, and offering a seamless online ordering process that makes it easy for you to bring these unique pieces into your life.

As we continue to grow and evolve, the core values of Carpenter Core remain unchanged. We are here to offer you more than just a product; we aim to provide an experience that is as meaningful and enduring as the items we create.

Thank you for choosing Carpenter Core. Together, we're bringing a piece of tradition into the modern world, one crate and box at a time.

Alan Derrick,

  • Carpenter Core crates are made in the USA

    The CORE difference

    Every Carpenter CORE crate is handcrafted in the USA using solid wood, reinforced with nails and glue at every stress point. The wood is selected for its striking grain pattern and finished with a subtle sawtooth texture.

  • Crates by Carpenter Core are used for gifting, packaging, storage, display, and decor

    Stylish versatility

    Our crates transcend traditional storage solutions, offering elegance for gifting, packaging, display, and decor. They are designed to enhance any setting, meeting a wide range of needs with style and versatility.

  • Custom small wooden crates by Carpenter Core

    Customizable elegance

    Customize your crates with various options, including size, style, color, lid, and additional features such as hinges, handles, or rounded edges. Add your message or image to make them truly unique.

  • Eco friendly crates by Carpenter Core

    Eco-friendly utility

    Our crates are made from wood sourced from responsibly managed forests, promoting environmental stewardship. Designed for repurposing over disposal, they offer a greener, more sustainable solution.

Custom Crates by carpenter Core.

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  • Sharon McGough

    The personalized crate is lovely.....a fun birthday surprise for a special friend. It arrived quickly and non damaged.

  • Happy Consumer

    Great Customer Service... We enjoyed working with Carpenter Core! The product turned out exactly as we wanted! It was a very positive experience!

  • Melissa McGinty

    Quality workmanship delivery was very quick and Alan sent communication updates regularly

  • Jeremy

    I highly recommend Carpenter Core. Alan was amazing from start to finish on a custom wine box project. He is professional, timely and the boxes are beautiful!

  • Mindy Gautreau

    Long Time Customer… We use Carpenter Core all of the time for our wine gift crates. Their service is impeccable. Shipping is also quick and seamless. Would highly recommend.

  • Michelle Ribadeneira, Schroede

    Carpenter Core deserves 10 stars. They are quick to respond to inquiries, they ship out quickly, and their products are well-made. I've received rave reviews on our branded sample boxes and it's all because of Carpenter Core.

  • CMU

    Great communication and speedy delivery. I needed the box by a certain date and emailed Alan about it. He responded right away, and the box arrived 2 days earlier! Measurements were so accurate that everything fit in beautifully. Great craftsmanship. Thank you, Alan!

  • Randleman, NC

    Thank you so much for getting the box to me when I it needed for my pet Whiskers. I'm having a hard time losing her but the box was beautiful. I think it was Alan that I talked to forgive me if Im wrong about the name but God Bless! Lori

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