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CRATE WALL



How much storage space is too much storage space? Is an entire wall of storage too much? We don’t think so. We’ve created a modular storage wall system out of crates of all sizes and a few French cleats. Once the cleats are mounted on the wall and the crates you can arrange and re-arrange as often as you like and with ease.

For the crates we use four sizes. Each size listed below is available for purchase on our site.
● 9 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. x 4 13/16 in
● 9 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in
● 9 5/8 in. x 18 in. x 12 1/2 in
● 9 5/8 in. x 27 in. x 12 1/2 in

Our French cleats (found here) are pairs of 18” long unfinished white pine.
All of the crates we used are unfinished white pine and will look fantastic against any wall color.
Once you tire of any particular arrangement you can again re-arrange the crates into a new and exciting format.

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    1. Step: 1

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      Collect your crates. We used: (4) square crates (6) small crates (7) large crates & (3) x-large crates

    2. Step: 2

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      Measure the back of each of the crates that will have their backs to the wall.

    3. Step: 3

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      Measure and mark each of the cleats to match your crate dimensions.

    4. Step: 4

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      Cut your cleats to match your crate.

    5. Step: 5

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      Staple each cleat section to its corresponding crate with the angle cut toward the crate on the top cleat and the opposite for the bottom cleat. We used the bottom cleat as a spacer so that the crates would hang level.

    6. Step: 6

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      Hang the complimentary cleat sides to the wall with the angle facing up and toward the wall. We chose three 8’ rows with 30” between each.

    7. Step: 7

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      Arrange and hang the crates until you get them just right. Remember that you can set crates on top of the ones that you hang to add to the functionality of the system.

    8. Step: 8

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      Bask in the beauty of your new storage solution!

Comments (1)


  • I have a bunch of pallets. Can this project be done w/o having 2 buy anything?
    By sarslann_107279, on December 3, 2017

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CRATE WALL

by Crates & Pallet
Mar 21, 2014
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How much storage space is too much storage space? Is an entire wall of storage too much? We don’t think so. We’ve created a modular storage wall system out of crates of all sizes and a few French cleats. Once the cleats are mounted on the wall and the crates you can arrange and re-arrange as often as you like and with ease. For the crates we use four sizes. Each size listed below is available for purchase on our site. ● 9 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. x 4 13/16 in ● 9 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in ● 9 5/8 in. x 18 in. x 12 1/2 in ● 9 5/8 in. x 27 in. x 12 1/2 in Our French cleats (found here) are pairs of 18” long unfinished white pine. All of the crates we used are unfinished white pine and will look fantastic against any wall color. Once you tire of any particular arrangement you can again re-arrange the crates into a new and exciting format.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 87e364f6 8470 4cdd b637 1e7b61f98836

    Collect your crates. We used: (4) square crates (6) small crates (7) large crates & (3) x-large crates

  2. Step: 2
    Huge e41a2ae5 a676 4d93 abfc 3472ecc25175

    Measure the back of each of the crates that will have their backs to the wall.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 56224f25 df2b 4e20 9fc0 3ff5feecec69

    Measure and mark each of the cleats to match your crate dimensions.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge cd521c74 cc29 4796 a254 2973b18e6fb6

    Cut your cleats to match your crate.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge f9a32a87 8598 4dfd 8d27 c4d02d96767b

    Staple each cleat section to its corresponding crate with the angle cut toward the crate on the top cleat and the opposite for the bottom cleat. We used the bottom cleat as a spacer so that the crates would hang level.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 6cc73b80 91b2 43e8 bd85 06667d46c238

    Hang the complimentary cleat sides to the wall with the angle facing up and toward the wall. We chose three 8’ rows with 30” between each.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 7d987735 507d 46ff a03f 71b92110045c

    Arrange and hang the crates until you get them just right. Remember that you can set crates on top of the ones that you hang to add to the functionality of the system.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge e7f6a059 d5ed 4100 95d8 fa2579c31e1d

    Bask in the beauty of your new storage solution!