We will be relocating from Tucson to north of Seattle and I am wondering about boxing/storing a 2018 David II 90cm loom that has spent its entire life here in Arizona (and used only in the winter season). My first thought, of course, was to sell the loom locally in Tucson and purchase a David III after the move. However, I have not had any significant responses to my ad on the Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds (for local pick-up only - no shipping).
I do love this David II and am back to thinking about boxing it for storage with the other household items. I have a couple of concerns:
a) We will initially move to our small cottage with no space for weaving; hence, the loom must remain in storage until we purchase a larger home with a "loom room" (timeframe unknown). The first concern is potentially months-long storage in a much different climate (from desert SW to damp PNW) and its potential impact on the loom?
b) The other concern is how to pack the loom for moving and long-term storage. Looking at various moving and shipping boxes for TVs, large picture frames, mirrors, etc., it appears that depth of the box is a problem as most are under 6" deep and the loom would need at least 10" for the castle with the locking pin in place. Certainly, we could craft a larger/deeper box from these boxes (has anyone done this?) - or is a better option? Sadly, I did not keep the shipping boxes when I purchased the loom 4 years ago.
Your thoughts on these concerns will be much appreciated, and thanks in advance!