I got given some old fruit crates the other day by a guy who lives near to where I've been working.
They're lovely old crates but have seen better days. they have some woodworm that needs treating although I don't think I'll be able to keep apples in them if I do.
I have started to make some new ones up in the workshop, some for myself and maybe some to sell. I want to make practical things that people will use to aid with food storage and keeping fruit and veg longer is a great thing.
The old guys who made these in the past knew what they were doing and these were the best way to store certain produce before the invention of refrigeration.