Originally apple boxes were just that: apple crates repurposed for use in the film industry. Modern apple boxes are much more rugged wooden boxes that can support a great deal of weight. We could list the uses for apple boxes but it would be an endless list. Essentially anytime you need to raise the height of something, you’ll reach for an apple box. Apple boxes come in the following sizes: full apple, half apple, quarter apple, and pancake. Apple boxes have three basic mounting positions: number one, also known as the Los Angeles Position, is the lowest and most stable. Position number two, Chicago, is slightly taller and less stable. Position number three, New York, is the tallest with the least stability. For raising the height of delicate of heavy equipment, it makes more sense to stack multiple boxes in position one rather than risk the instability of a box in position three.