Milk Crate Storage

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Project by EAGLE posted 03-31-2008 03:19 AM 16232 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have LOTS of screws, so to store them I made this rack for ordinary milk crates after i realized that 6 of the Large containers of nuts or trail mix that you get it them big stores like BJ’s, COSTCO, fit perfectly inside ( dont ask how I figured that out, The mind runs wild at times) I keep a small amout of the screws close at hand in a bin system on my bench, and refill them as needed. So to make it just get yourself a milk crate measure it a off you go no fancy joinery here. just vertical dividers with cleats for the shelves. any questions feel free to drop me a line.


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#1 posted 03-31-2008 03:22 AM


This is a clever idea. I have several of these lying around and was wondering what to do with them.

They do make a nice stool too.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 03:31 AM

Great use of the milk crates Eagle. I use jars and fix the lids to the underside of the shelf. you can store heaps of hardware and leave the bottom of the shelf for something else.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 06:22 AM

Great idea Eagle. This idea would work good for toys as will. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 12:49 PM

Milk crates are great for storage. You have made good use of them here.

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 01:03 PM

nice organization strategy.

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 03:17 PM

I can see some of these in the basement for kids toys as well. Great idea.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#7 posted 04-01-2008 06:25 AM

Great storage idea.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 10-28-2008 07:24 PM

I will be making that setup, I already have the crates full of things but just had them stacked. Thanks Larry

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#9 posted 02-15-2009 04:39 AM

awesome idea. i have a bunch. time to build a shelf. was wondering, what size crates are they? I know that there are the square ones and also the rectangle ones that are a little longer than the square ones.

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 04:20 PM

I would really like to know exactly how you made this. I really want to make it but don’t know much about building stuff.

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 04:32 PM

Good idea. I also like these but haven’t put any organization into them yet. I also like the Folger’s plastic coffee cans.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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