Maybe it is not that I pay more I just get more from using the right places. Plus maybe the company charged the same for that cardboard as I did for my plywood they maybe just made more. At this point we are both guessing just like you are guessing the guy ask for the crate to be built like that. Either way it is there job to get his stuff to him in one piece. Many people at fault on this mess but it sure is not the client in anyway. I hope I never need a client to tell me to add another screw to something or use something that will not break to get the job done. People doing the work are hired to do a job they need to know how to get it done all on there own if they want to charge for a service.