Archive for August, 2008

Crate cuteness!

Cuter by the Hour

Cute Overload

This little kitty in a milkcrate came by way via Cuter By The Hour. That got me thinking, I should check Cute Overload for crate pics…and then I found the above picture of the little doggie in the milk crate. –> Waiting for the Milk Delivery –> The redonkulousness continues…

Crate damage

Despite what we believe, milkcrates are not invincible. Treat them with kindness.

Koi pond filter crate sacrifice

Koi pond filter crate sacrifice

Koi pond filter crate sacrifice

Koi pond filter

This very detailed how-to shows you how to build a home made koi pond filter. The milkcrate is sacrificed in the process, but it’s for the good of the fishes, so I guess it’s ok. Via –> My first filter build

The Coast Guard loves milkcrates

The US Coast Guard using a milk crate

This is the US Coast Guard using a sweet blue milkcrate in the salvage work of the Torrent Shipwreck. Thanks to Travis S. for the pics via Flickr. –> Retrieving Portholes –> Torrent Shipwreck: 1868

Crate Lifting

Milkcrate assist in the weight room

Using milkcrates in the weight room isn’t new ground but this usage is a nice simple trick. This video from the youTube was posted by Curt James, from Body –> “Reverse” rows x 12 reps (kinda)

Crate flower stand

Just your everyday in PHL

Milkcrate as street ski while juggling

Milkcrate style waterski/juggling stunt

I’m fairly certain that this is Laban Pheidias using a milkcrate on wet pavement like a waterski while juggling! He’s an evil genius. Watch the video –> Crazy milk crate juggling stunt

My new crate bike rig

A while back, I bungeed this 6 gallon crate onto my bike. Problems came on a heavy load trip because my tie down wasn’t so tight. This new edition fixes a piece of plywood, which is then screwed to the milk crate. It’s super solid now.

Sweet crate reinventions

Milkcrate Soundbooth

Milkcrates abound throughout the web. I’ve pulled some recent milk crate inventions. The above image is from, a great how to site. This images comes from a great post on how to build a portable milkcrate sound booth. –> DIY portable sound booth

Worm Crates

These aren’t milkcrates, BUT they are soda crates and Mr. Kyle Lawson has crafted them into a home vermicomposting setup. I don’t even know what that is, but I like it. –> Worms!

Wooden Crate magazine rack

This last one is great. It brings the old into the new. An old school wooden milk crate transformed simply into a rolling magazine rack. –> summer projects and finds…

How many crates can you carry?

John Freeborn carries 8 Don Khaler carries 8

Simple question…how many milkcrates can you carry with one hand? My old buddy Nicolas answers this in a great forum post with some great accompanying pictures. The one above right is by Nicolas, of his model/assistant Don Kahler. I like this pic a lot! Full post here –> How many milkcrates can you carry with one hand?