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5 gal. Dish Drum

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Dish Drum


Product Information

Our corrugated 5-Gallon Dish Drum is 80% stronger than a conventional cardboard box and will accommodate 18 to 24 average dinner plates. It's self-locking, so it requires no tape for assembly. It's also easy to disassemble for storage and later use. We also offer a complete selection of Packing Materials, Box Tape and Labeling Accessories.

  • This corrugated fiberboard tests not less than 32 edge crush test, the strongest available in the consumer market
  • Manufactured with 100% recycled medium


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  • 10-3/4" diam. x 15-3/8" h

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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by How I Assembled It Despite all the reviews saying how hard it is to figure out -- and it is -- there are still no instructions here. Here's what I did: 1. I opened out all the flaps, top and bottom, and stood it on the floor upside down. 2. I tugged at the sides until I could get the flat insert piece inside and level. This holds the shape while you assemble the rest. 3. Fold the four little flaps in first. Fold the two big flaps next. This is the same for the bottom and the top. 4. The last flaps are the ones on the same panel as the two push-in handle slots. After pushing these in on the bottom, turn the box over, and press the inner flat piece firmly against the inside of the assembled bottom flaps. I taped the bottom outside for extra security. I filled the box with heirloom China plates, using bubble wrap and "green" packing material on a roll (also from C Store.) The filled box isn't too heavy, feels secure, and is a very manageable size. Better directions (or any) would earn that fifth star. December 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Even the store didn't have it folded correctly! I strongly agree that the box needs instructions printed on the box or enclosed with it. Took me quite a while to figure it out, and it wasn't something I wanted to spend time on while packing up an entire home. That said, I used it to hold my favorite and hard to find china pattern. It held 8 dinner plates and 8 salad plates plus 5 small coffee cups. However, when I was finished I found I had used the box upside down! And, no, I didn't redo it. I had to return to the store after I bought it and looked at how they folded it and they had it all wrong too! March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tough Storage for Dishes I have used this item in the past for dishes and carried them from house to house...Really packs securely and holds up to moves! September 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Serves the purpose This serves the purpose it was intended for. It did take a moment to figure out the assembly. It would have been nice if that information was written on the side of the box. Also, the plates I put in this box, which were cheap holiday plates from the dollar store, barely fit. If I needed additional storage for dishes, not sure that I would purchase this again. July 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dish Drum I have used these drums many times before, but this time the dinner plates I was planning to store did not fit. These were Franciscan Malibu plates and now I have to find something else. March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for cross country moves I loved using this packing box as we moved from coast to coast without breaking one dish....oh so perfect when your china needs the ultimate protection. Thank you for making my life easier. February 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works well A little challenging to put together at first and to make sure the dishes fit in correctly, but very handy! It's of course heavy once many dishes fit in, so we don't use the handles for transporting, but that's because it holds a lot of dishes. :) April 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Buy a box Two of us with multiple degrees could not put this together. And even if we had, it's pretty flimsy. Buy a box, bubble paper, and put something like a papertowel between the plates instead of this. March 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by It was great until I put all of the dishes in. Then it was too heavy March 10, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by I used this box to hold a Christmas gift which was a a glass head that I decorated with rhinestones and jewelry. It worked out very well. March 8, 2010
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Community Q&A

What is the maximum diameter dish this will accommodate? Thanks.

Asked by: cupcakeguru
The max diameter that the Dish Drum can accommodate is 10-3/4."
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2017-03-11
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