Well done, and nice tutorial.
I did a few pipe loads using plastic straws and some wood blocks to replicate stacked cribbing with half round notches. I used solid pieces, which were drilled to fit the pipes. For the banding, I used thin strips of black duct tape. I used a hobby knife to score lines in the blocks to give the appearance of separate cribbing boards. This load is similar to a stack of water line pipe that was stored nearby for a replacement project, but the cribbing wasn't aligned as in my rendition.