Turning Milk Crates Into....

A chandelier

A bench

Tables and chairs


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Anonymous on Apr 01, 2012:

I created a platform bed with milk with L shaped storage.  I zip tied the crates together to create a stable mass finished it with a thin piece of wood on the top and a queen size mattress.

Cosmosicula on Feb 14, 2012:

Thank's for inspirations! :-) I put a link to your site in my (italian) blog http://cosmosiculascreations.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/9-e-piu-modi-per-riciclare-le-cassette-della-frutta/

Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011:


Milkcrates are incredbily diverse in terms of how you can use them! I wrote about a few other ways you can put them to good use here :) Love the idea of a chandelier!


mo_e_nuff on Mar 10, 2010:

I have bought or been given 180 milk crates over the course of my 60 years.  My biggest gift was from an old  local dairy.  I know I am going to do something magnificent with them someday so I just keep clollecting.  (My husband thinks I should collet thimbles or something smaller!!!)  Where does anyone suggest I go for ideals.  I have used them as steps, saw horses, to sit in the lake for cool perches on hot days, reenforcedment for a snow fort which lasted a long time, to transport rocks for my garden and as the soil holders for built into the ground retaining wall when lined with burlap bags.  I am thinking I should like to use them as a growing shed for my herbs but need inspiration.  Any ideals would be appreciated. 

DIY Maven on Jul 28, 2008:

Ooooo....thanks for the link blakewest! I'm lovin' this idea from Milkcrate Digest using the old fashioned kind of milk crate:

bruno on Jul 28, 2008:

The chandelier is the only one I think has much merit.

blakewest on Jul 28, 2008:

If you are interested in anything else related to milk crates, the best place to go is the incomparable Milkcrate Digest. They also have a good old-fashioned zine available. I own a copy of issue #7. It's pretty sweet.

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