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Get Your Own Milkcrates Made

I’ve been asked over and over about how it’s legal/illegal or ethically/socially acceptable to steal/borrow milkcrates for personal use. This is an age old debate – but if you’d rather take the high road, hit up Farmplast in Fairfield, New Jersey and have them make some milkcrates just for you. I’ve explored this before, believe me and most companies (aside from thinking that I was insane) only do truckloads of milkcrates per order. These guys are willing to do small orders. So, go and be “legal” – buy milkcrates. Me, I think I’ll just keep on keepin’ on.

Got Crates?

I was already an NBA fan, and this one sealed the deal. I’ve had this scan of a “Got Milk?” ad featuring Avery Johnson (then coach of the Dallas Mavericks and Josh Howard (then player of the Dallas Mavericks ) from EPSN Magazine for some time–I have no idea why I never posted it.

Best Milk Crate?!?

I just spotted this new web site with the bold name “Best Milk Crate”. Sounds awesome, but sadly it’s not. They are simply pulling everything that web stores call a milkcrate and posting a link back to that store to gain some kind of monetary reward. If the so-called crates were for real I’d be way more supportive. Most of the storage containers are not milk crates and never will be. Check it out for yourself –> Best Milk Crate

What if your new bike came with a crate?

Bowerly Lane Bikes understands the need and desire for storage on your two-wheeled peddaler. Instead of giving you some zip ties and wishing you good luck, they’ve gone out of their way to provide a vintage-styled, wooden crate. It’s not technically a milkcrate, but we all know where the inspiration came from. –> Bowery Lane Bicycles: Handmade in NYC via Re-Nest

Crate Felt Stool

I’m not really sure why, but I stumbled onto this Design Sponge post from 2004 and found this sweet little crate stool with integrated felt cushion. The internet is forever (or at least back to 2004). –> disappointment design: firstop 2004 via Design Sponge

Popular Milkcrates: Inner Tube Boat

Jason sent in this amazing milkcrate find from the archives of Popular Mechanics. The February issue from 1984 featured this great DIY milkcrate project–a personalized inner tube boat. All you need is a six gallon milkcrate, an inner tube, standard lumber and a motor. If you haven’t heard, the entire history of Popular Mechanics is available online now, check it out. –> Popular Mechanics, February 1984 with milkcrates

Rooftop Crate at Bouley

Milkcrate Digest’s version of a Where’s Waldo – find that sneaky little crate above Bouley in NYC. –> Weekend Guide :: 1.29.10 via Sunday Suppers

Milk Crate Stool

MSutters sent in this awesome little milkcrate stool that he made, and documented on flickr. –> Milk Crate Stool

Girls Saves Puppies and Milkcrate from Shipwreck


Laura Hughes (below) saved 9 puppies in a miraculous effort by balancing a milkcrate filled with nine Rottwieler puppies while swimming ashore after her boat capsized. Two other dogs swam on their own and their were no casualties. Thank goodness she kept a milkcrate on board! Also, this is an amazing headline. –> British sailing woman swam ashore with puppies on head via Telegraph.uk


Crate Table from Merry Design


Merry Design from Madrid, Spain has this very cool bread crate/table project. It’s a expandable system with a simple design to bring some added utility and design sense to the already functional crate. View some of their other projects on their site.

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