Dish Barrel® Box - Heavy-Duty and Double-Walled - 18” x 18” x 28”

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  • For best protection of glassware, use with the Cell Kit (sold separately).

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The U-Haul Dish Barrel® Box is designed for packing fragile items such as dishes, glassware, dinnerware, antiques, and more. This eco-friendly box is double walled for maximum protection for the items enclosed. This box is meant to be used with a Cell Kit (sold separately) to divide the box into sections for each individual item to be placed into. An ideal box for moving, storing, and shipping.

  • BOX ONLY! Cell Kit with dividers sold separately
  • Box dimensions: 18” x 18” x 28” (5.25 cu/ft)
  • Box weight: 3.95 lbs.
  • Meets UPS, USPS, and FedEx shipping requirements
  • Holds up to 120 lbs.
  • Double-walled box
  • Edge Crush Test (ECT): 51
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Dish Barrel® Box - Heavy-Duty and Double-Walled - 18” x 18” x 28” Reviews (445)

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Enamul H.

The boxes was not shipped properly and it does not align properly to tape it. Either during packaging the boxes got misaligned or the boxes were made with improper dimensions to allow the top and bottom to close properly. Had to use brute strength to align the boxes to tape the bottom. Very disappointed with UHaul selling such defective products

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What are the outside dimensions of this box?

–Isaiah 10/7/2020 11:48:53 AM

Hello Isaiah, 18” x 18” x 28 Thanks for your question, I hope this helped.

–Frank 10/7/2020 12:01:14 PM

What is the diagonal measurement of a dish barrel box ... (That is diagonal length)?

–Customer 1/22/2020 7:47:10 AM

Hello! The diagonal length of the Dish Barrel box is approximately 25.46". Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 1/22/2020 7:48:00 AM

Can I check a Dish Barrel Box in as luggage for a flight?

–Lesley C 1/18/2020 9:53:37 PM

Hi, Lesley! The answer to your question will vary depending on the airline you are traveling with. We recommend contacting them to ask what is allowed as checked luggage on your flight. Thank you!

–Savannah 1/20/2020 8:14:44 AM

I live in Shelby Nc and I need a dish barrel box does any of the UHaul around here have them

–Debbie McDonald 12/4/2019 5:29:06 PM

Hi, Debbie! The best way to find out if a U-Haul center near you has stock of this item is to select "pick up in store" here on the product page. You will then be prompted to enter your zip code. Based on the zip code, you will be shown a list of centers near you that have this item available. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 12/5/2019 7:17:41 AM

Can I ship this box?

–Sam 12/1/2019 11:58:53 AM

Hi, Sam! Yes, our Dish Barrel Box is suitable for shipping. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 12/2/2019 7:22:35 AM

What are the outside dimensions?

–Paul 10/9/2018 7:06:53 AM

Hey, Paul! The outer dimensions of this box are about 18-1/4" x 18-1/4" x 28-1/4". Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 10/9/2018 9:24:58 AM

Is it ok to pack mirrors, art work and pictures in dish barrel box?

–Barbara connell 7/10/2018 9:28:09 AM

Hi, Barbara! If wrapped properly, you could certainly put artwork, mirrors and pictures into a Dish Barrel box. We recommend using at least one of the following packing materials to wrap and isolate each item you put in the box:

  1. Packing Paper
  2. Cushion Foam
  3. Enviro-Bubble

    1. I hope that is helpful!

      –Savannah 7/10/2018 9:51:42 AM

I have Shipping Packaging Tape, Moving Packaging Tape, U-haul Packaging/ Mailing Tape and Clear Sealing Tape. The Sealing Tape label says 3.0mil thick. Do you know of any difference in the 3? Should I use a heavier tape for the dish barrel box?

–Molly Marseglia 3/26/2018 7:21:22 PM

Hi, Molly! All of the aforementioned tape will work well, but we recommend box/packaging tape for the dish barrel box. Thank you!

–Savannah 3/29/2018 2:06:40 PM

What size box for kitchen pots and pans

–Jose varona 8/12/2017 9:41:37 AM

Hello, Jose! The answer to this question depends on the amount and size of the pots and pans. However, the Dish Barrel Box could reasonably carry several pots and pans. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 8/21/2017 6:22:48 PM

Would this work for packing canning jars? Thanks!

–Lyndsay 11/14/2016 5:44:03 AM

Hi Lyndsay. The answer depends on how large your canning jars are. The cell kit that goes inside the Dish Barrel Box has three levels. The cells in the two top levels measure 4.25" x 4.25" x 6.5" deep. The cells in the bottom level measure 3.25" x 3.25" by 12" deep. The width can be increased by removing partitions. Hopefully this helps give a better idea if your jars will fit!

–TIMOTHY 11/14/2016 7:44:37 AM

Does this come with the cell inserts?

–Brandon 8/6/2016 4:51:20 PM

Hi Brandon, the Cell Kit is sold separately. Thanks for asking!

–SAVANNAH 8/9/2016 9:11:12 AM

Do the dish an glass saver boxes have the same double wall protection as the dish barrels? Are my dishes just as safe?

–Peg 4/12/2016 7:38:27 PM

The box that comes with the Dish Saver and Glass Pack Kits is not double walled.

–Joseph 4/18/2016 1:02:05 PM

I have an 8 place setting of China which includes platters and other serving pieces. Can all of this fit into one dish pack barrel?

–Chris 12/3/2015 7:23:47 AM

Yes, as long as the largest platter is less than 18" x 18".

–Joseph 12/4/2015 11:40:02 AM

Do you sell any dish/glass packs that are shorter than this dish barrel? This is a pretty deep box, and packing it with my heavier stoneware dishes/mugs will make it way too heavy. I was hoping you had something that's more like a "cube" (example, 18L X 18W and around 16"-18" high). Do you have anything like this?

–Beth R. 8/2/2015 11:52:33 AM

Hey Beth, we don't carry any dish or glass packs that are perfectly square, but we do carry the Dish Saver Kit and the Glass Pack Kit, both of which are not quite as deep as the Dish Barrel Box.

–Joseph 9/1/2015 9:11:58 AM

How much is 18x18x28

–Delia 6/18/2015 8:06:00 PM

Delia, this box is 18" x 18" x 28" which equates to 5.2 cubic feet.

I hope that answered your question!

–Joseph 6/29/2015 9:26:30 AM

How do I fold flaps on the box without tearing the box up?

–Nicole 5/7/2015 5:14:07 PM

Our boxes have what is called a flap-lock feature on the top flaps.

You assemble the box by first folding the flap-locked flaps down, then flipping the box over, sealing the bottom and flipping it back over.

At this point, the flaps will lay tightly around the top of the box for it to be easier to load. When you're ready to seal the top flaps, you simply cut the flap-locks, fold them up and tape them.

–Joseph 5/8/2015 4:53:01 PM

Box dimension provided is with lid close? I wanted to travel with them on airplane and most airline max dimension allowed is 62 in. Do you know if they will accept it as is or how can i cut it down if I want to?

–amna 2/25/2015 4:54:14 PM

Yes, the dimensions provided are with all flaps closed.

You will have to check the guidelines of your airline for specific dimension requirements and whether or not they will accept this box for travel.

If you find you will need a different size box, you can use our "Search by size" feature at the top of the Boxes Homepage. Thank you.

–Joseph 3/2/2015 5:01:06 PM

How many 5-piece place settings of china will fit in each dish barrel box with the cell unit installed?

–Michael 2/15/2015 1:31:14 PM

With the Cell Kit installed, the Dish barrel Box will hold up to 8 place settings. Thank you.

–Joseph 2/19/2015 12:01:44 PM

Are the quoted dimensions the inside measurements?

–Bob 1/12/2015 1:18:29 PM

Inside. Yes.

–Ronald 1/12/2015 3:11:21 PM

I just picked up a Dish Barrel Box(clearly labeled Dish Barrel), and the weight rating on the box is less than 60lbs. The walls are as thick as a standard box, which concerns me. Dish Packs from a moving company are rated to 300lbs and cost about $6. Am I missing something? Are more than one Dish Barrel available?

–Rick 11/30/2014 8:26:29 PM

This box is designed double-walled for extra protection while our standard boxes are not doubled walled. The gross weight limit of this box is 120 lbs.

–Ronald 12/1/2014 8:52:04 AM

what is the dimension especially the cu

–stella 10/13/2014 7:22:59 PM

Box dimensions are: 18" x 18" x 28" (5.2 cu/ft)

–Ronald 10/14/2014 8:34:53 AM

Any other size of it

–Shah 9/27/2014 11:36:23 PM

This Dish Barrel Box is the only one we carry. Thanks.

–Ronald 9/29/2014 8:21:53 AM

what is the weight load information on the dish boxes. need info for stacking & storage. how much weight may be safely stacked on top of a packed box?

–connie 9/16/2014 7:58:59 AM

"The ECT is 51 (double-wall) and it can hold up to 120 lbs. It is too difficult to say how much weight can be stacked without knowing stacking duration and environmental factors like humidity."

–Ronald 9/18/2014 10:22:19 AM

"The ECT is 51 (double-wall) and it can hold up to 120 lbs. It is too difficult to say how much weight can be stacked without knowing stacking duration and environmental factors like humidity."

–Ronald 9/18/2014 10:22:54 AM

When using the dish barrel do you stack the dishes one on top of each other or do you stack them on end? Thanks for any help you can give me.

–Barb 8/25/2014 10:58:42 AM

"We recommend using the Cell Kit with this box. When using the cell kit the cell sizes can be modified by removing partitions so you could stack dishes on top of each other or on end. You should also take a look the Dishsaver Box with the Dish Saver Kit, in which case dishes are packed on end."

–Ronald 8/25/2014 3:45:13 PM

What is the best way to pack large China serving platters. They are very heavy 12"x8"

–Paulett 1/23/2014 5:02:29 PM

The Dish Barrel is a double wall box and can certainly handle the load, but your back may not. If you decide to go this route, make sure to use a hand truck. For packing material, U-Haul packing paper and Enviro-Bubble is what we recommend.

–Stephen 1/27/2014 7:48:51 AM

What is the exact size?

–Tom 1/19/2014 2:13:35 PM

Box dimensions are: 18" x 18" x 28" (5.2 cu/ft)

–Stephen 1/27/2014 7:49:16 AM

How many cell kits fit into one dish barrel?

–Jim 12/29/2013 3:40:19 PM

Each Dish Barrel Box will fit one Cell Kit.

–Stephen 12/30/2013 11:59:45 AM

What is the rated weight load for this box? Is it stamped on the bottom?

–Dewayne 12/25/2013 11:01:51 PM

The gross weight limit of this box is 120 lbs.

–Stephen 2/12/2014 7:30:16 AM

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