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Crate Bike Storage & A Seat In One

Yael Linveh, a design student in Israel, created this sweet combo milkcrate storage rack & seat for a bicycle. Anything that transforms & uses milkcrates get double bonus points here. He calls it “Two-Go” and his design is build from “off the shelf” parts so anyone can make one for themselves. Two-Go by Yael Linveh via DesignBoom

Milkcrate Container Gardening

Gardening is all the rage these days. Milkcrates will not be left out. Check out this great instructable on how to create your own elevated milkcrate container garden. –> Five ways to Get Your Grow On in a Small Space via Re-Nest

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

Milk Crate Stool

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

3 Crate Instructables


Instructables.com has tons of great how-tos. In the last week or two, I’ve noticed these 3 great projects that involve the good ole’ milkcrate. First, above, the milkcrate cat trap.


Second, above, a convertible bike backseat.


Lastly, a man who doesn’t like bureaus created this crate wall mounted system.

All via –> Instructables.com

Crate BBQ

Milkcrates are all American like BBQ in the backyard. –> via blog.BabyMakes.com, Summer Saturday

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 Koiphen.com –> My first filter build

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 instructables.com, 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…