Have you spied a table on a second-hand website? Are you bidding on a dining table at an estate sale? Has your vacation purchase been an antique table? There are dozens of reasons why you might be shipping a table across the country or within your state. Whatever the reason, you’re likely asking one question. How much does it cost to ship a table?
Tables are an investment and a statement piece of furniture that you want to safely arrive at its new forever home. At 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship, we’re the industry leaders in moving and shipping furniture and antiques both domestically and internationally. We’ve been operating for almost 40 years, gaining a unique insight and experience in shipping furniture for thousands of clients every year.
One of the most popular questions we get asked is: how much does it cost to ship a table? This guide takes you through the different elements that contribute to the cost of shipping a table and what you want to keep in mind when choosing your shipping service.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a standard price for shipping a table. Like any piece of furniture, several factors will decide the cost of your shipment. The cost of shipping a table will differ from one piece to the next. The deciding factor for the cost of your shipment will typically be the distance it needs to travel. The most affordable shipments will be those within your own state with international shipments being the most expensive.
However far your table needs to travel, you can usually take advantage of several different shipping options. These moving services allow you to choose the one that works best with your preferences and budget for moving your furniture.
The size and weight of your table will also play a role in determining the cost. Smaller and lighter tables will always be more affordable to ship, however heavier and larger tables will usually require extra assistance to ensure they arrive safely and securely. At 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship, our team can help you securely package your table for transport to give you extra peace of mind.
The only way to find out the cost of shipping your table will be to get in touch with your shipping company to receive a free quote. You can contact our team directly at 877-762-3715 to speak to a representative for a free, no-obligation quote.
You’ll need to be able to provide the dimensions and weight of your table for an accurate quote. We recommend taking these measurements at least three times to ensure that they’re accurate before providing them to our team.
If you’re looking to ship a table across the country, you have several options available to you. It’s easy to be tempted by the idea of transporting it yourself. While this might sound like it’ll save you money, it’s often more of a headache than it’s worth. Most vehicles aren’t equipped to securely transport a table and you’ll need to ensure that
your table is correctly loaded into your vehicle with protective cushioning to prevent any damage during transit.
LTL [less than truck load] freight shipping is an ideal option if you have a larger table to transport or if you’re working on a budget. We recommend using this shipping option if you’re purchasing a table from an antique dealer or furniture store. Your seller will usually be able to correctly package up your table for transit, while our team will provide you with GPS tracking to allow you to monitor your table during its transportation.
The safest option for shipping a table anywhere in the country is by using our professional moving service. Our moving experts are on hand to pack and ship your table. We can provide a correctly sized shipping container and oversee the packing and shipping of your table with a guaranteed delivery date. Whether it’s a family heirloom or a second-hand purchase, a table is an investment that you want to look after during transport by investing in the right shipping service.
At 1 Stop Pack ‘n Ship, we offer a white glove shipping service for tables located within Washington DC and the surrounding states. Our team of expert movers can work in-house to securely package your table and get it ready for transport with our one-touch moving service.
Depending on your circumstances, you may need to package your table yourself or have a third party do it for you. In this case, we have a simple step-by-step on how to correctly package a table for flat-pack shipping.
1. Dissemble the table, removing all the separate parts. It’s best to wrap each part separately to prevent them damaging each other. Add several layers of protection – such as cushioning – to each part for extra peace of mind.
2. Use a separate pouch to store the individual screws and smaller pieces of the table.
3. Flat pack each piece of the table into a correctly sized cardboard box, using extra foam or cushioning to fill any empty space inside the box.
4. Use tape to seal the box, adding additional tape to the sides for extra reinforcement. Add a ‘this side up’ label to ensure that your table is handled correctly during shipping and when you’re opening it.
Depending on the nature of the table, it’s not always a practical option to use flat-pack shipping. In most cases – including for antique or vintage tables – you’ll want to use pallet shipping. In this case, you can use our step-by-step guide on how to package a table for palette shipping.
1. Add carboard to the pallet base before placing the table on top.
2. If your table has any separate parts, package them in a separate box that can be secured to your pallet late.
3. Create a crate around your table. You can use moving blankets or foam wrap for extra cushioning. Adhesive tape and stretch foil can help to hold these in place to ensure that your table remains protected throughout its journey.
4. Secure the boxes to the pallet using the bands before wrapping them with stretch foil for added security.
Are you still wondering how much it costs to ship a table? The best way to find out the cost of shipping your table is to contact our team at