The Fate of a crate

Crates are a fantastic ScrapHack raw material…They´re durable, often colorful, and versatile – Upside down they can be a stool, with back against the wall – a shelf…As seen in a previous post on The Wonderful Prinzessinnengarten Garden in Berlin, they can be used to serve practically any function! The featured create cabinet (seen @ Recyclart)  below takes the crate hack one step further…

The popping pink crate and the unexpected legs make this piece a feast for the eyes of any ScrapHacker…Milk crates are generally easy to come by if you do some googling. If you like to have a selection of colors, I´ve seen a large crate assortment at The Container Store – the U.S based retailer that makes us dream of that organized life…

For some D.I.Y action, you´ll need the following if you want it to be similar to the picture:

The Milk Crate Cabinet D.I.Y

  • Top MDF Board (approx 40cm wide, 140cm long, 2cm thick)
  • Back board, plywood or MDF (approx 140cm long, 60cm wide)
  • Some wood to construct a bottom frame
  • 8 crates (i´d also try to create the drawer functionality by making an
  • interior frame structure and adding sliding rails, that the crates could lean on (and be pulled out from).
  • 4 fun furniture legs (perhaps chopped off from an old piece)
Hope you have fun ScrapHacking!
 
 
 
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