Build your own wooden milk crates using cedar fence pickets for about $10. This super easy tutorial is easy to customize in size. Free plans by Ana-White.com
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- 2 - cedar fence pickets, 5-1/2" wide x 6 feet long
- 1 - 1x2 furring strip, 8 feet long
- 1-1/4" and 1" brad nails
- wood glue
- 2 - 1x2 @ 13-1/2" - bottom frame
- 6 - 1x2 @ 10-1/2" - legs and bottom fill in pieces
- 4 - cedar fence pickets @ 13-1/2" - sides
- 4 - cedar fence pickets @ 13" - front and back
- 2 - cedar fence pickets @ 12" - bottom
Cut the 1x2s with a circular saw or compound miter saw.
Nail the vertical 1x4s to the bottom 1x4 with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.
Build two identical.
Crate depth adjustment: The bottom 1x2 sets the depth for the crate. For custom size, cut 1" less than the overall desired depth of your crate.
Crate height adjustment: The vertical 1x2s set the depth of the crate. Cut 3/4" less than the overall desired height. As shown, height is designed to work with 2 cedar fence pickets.