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Crate Storage Locker


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Looking for some storage ideas? Making this storage locker out of crates is a simple way to create storage without taking up much space. You can use it for your kid’s art supplies, use it for gardening supplies or as tool storage. This is a simple project that can be completed with little to no skills, just a few simple tools.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Start with basic crates. You can choose the combinations you like for the size storage locker you need.

    2. Step: 2

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      Stain or paint crates. This is an optional step as you can leave the crates plain.

    3. Step: 3

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      Add 4 pieces of 1 inch scrap wood to the inside of the top crates. This is to hold the peg board(optional) away from the back of the crates so you have room for the pegs.

    4. Step: 4

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      Place wood glue on the top and bottom outside of the middle crate and stack crates together.

    5. Step: 5

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      Secure each crate in place by using 4 screws in each corner of the crates. I turned the storage crates upside down so that the screw heads would not be seen on the top sides.

    6. Step: 6

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      Place the 4 casters on the bottom of each side of the storage locker, making sure to place the casters on the outside edges.

    7. Step: 7

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      Carefully remove the backs and the top slate of the front from the small crates. Once the 3 slates are removed, staple them on the top of the small crate, creating a double shelf. Secure each shelf, by screwing in the middle of the center crate.

    8. Step: 8

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      Stain the small section where the slate was removed from the small crate.

    9. Step: 9

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      Place the lockers facing each other and secure the continuous hinge of the outside edge.

    10. Step: 10

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      Cut peg board to fit the inside of the top crates and secure in place using the Air nailer. This step is optional if using peg board in your storage locker.

    11. Step: 11

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      Place latch on outside of crate and your storage locker is complete.

    12. Step: 12

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      Showing completed Crate Storage Locker

    13. Step: 13

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      Close up of peg board.

Comments (5)




  • Going to make this this weekend.
    By FrankC1, on January 18, 2015

  • Well done, great project !
    By MintyFr, on January 19, 2015

  • That is so cool.
    By gth114, on April 23, 2015

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Crate Storage Locker

by designeddecor
Dec 26, 2014
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Looking for some storage ideas? Making this storage locker out of crates is a simple way to create storage without taking up much space. You can use it for your kid’s art supplies, use it for gardening supplies or as tool storage. This is a simple project that can be completed with little to no skills, just a few simple tools.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 3fcf1e8b 238c 43c9 91c5 0104ed433ea8

    Start with basic crates. You can choose the combinations you like for the size storage locker you need.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 691f28fa e136 43b4 9bed f5ecc24ef3ba

    Stain or paint crates. This is an optional step as you can leave the crates plain.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge f34b7d94 cfb0 4faa 8ee8 03aec28d5fd9

    Add 4 pieces of 1 inch scrap wood to the inside of the top crates. This is to hold the peg board(optional) away from the back of the crates so you have room for the pegs.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 9d65117b 5d61 4acd ba27 71f61df58e7e

    Place wood glue on the top and bottom outside of the middle crate and stack crates together.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge a8ae75ec c8f7 4d6e 8ee0 e440f93d2795

    Secure each crate in place by using 4 screws in each corner of the crates. I turned the storage crates upside down so that the screw heads would not be seen on the top sides.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 6ec63228 b6d7 4478 ba4e 978eb74814a1

    Place the 4 casters on the bottom of each side of the storage locker, making sure to place the casters on the outside edges.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 8feaf136 c11c 4b1d b382 429c7fc5b468

    Carefully remove the backs and the top slate of the front from the small crates. Once the 3 slates are removed, staple them on the top of the small crate, creating a double shelf. Secure each shelf, by screwing in the middle of the center crate.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge 55b15529 89e9 4301 bbb0 5034d2a8d750

    Stain the small section where the slate was removed from the small crate.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge 2d34f6fa ae5a 408c 9b92 05a8d24f86f8

    Place the lockers facing each other and secure the continuous hinge of the outside edge.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge efff2660 306c 4974 9823 f40414cb1143

    Cut peg board to fit the inside of the top crates and secure in place using the Air nailer. This step is optional if using peg board in your storage locker.

  11. Step: 11
    Huge 7b8a0a7f 02b4 48aa b661 718f1864352f

    Place latch on outside of crate and your storage locker is complete.

  12. Step: 12
    Huge 93b55ee5 609a 4527 bdcd e117594d866d

    Showing completed Crate Storage Locker

  13. Step: 13
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    Close up of peg board.