A Crate Called A-U

About: twisted tranquility

The goal of this I’ble is to introduce the concept of a wooden crate as a form of furniture that is not only easily movable, but also able to carry the items it usually stores.

It's a wooden crate, which was cut in half horizontally, and re-attached together to form a full crate with the help of Velcro rings.

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Step 1: Wall Mounted

The French cleat system is applied directly as the base of the crate, so each halves of the crate can be mounted to the wall as a standalone shelf.

When mounted to the wall, the base of the crate becomes the side of the shelf, and the side of the crate becomes the base of the shelf.

The lid becomes the connector between the two shelves, also provides an extra space.

Step 2: Clothes Line

The rods placed under the shelves can act as clothes lines by putting them in the rings of velcro, while the rods placed under the lid are sitting on the side gaps on each of the shelves.

Step 3: The Crate Now Acts As a Closet

When moving away, it can always be rearranged as a crate.

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    2 years ago

    Looks amazing! How do I build one? Not sure if I'm missing something but no instructions? :(

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Go to my recent post, the eiyuu crate.. you can download the sketchup file there..


    3 years ago

    This is absolute genius, I love it. It's so clever and so elegant a solution. I wish I'd had something like this when I was a nomadic student - eight house moves in six years was hard - if it'd all packed away inside the fixtures and fittings I'd have been delighted!

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Wow! this is great! I LOOOOOOVE compact space-saving items. This is better than some IKEA ideas and I just love how multi-purpose this is. I definitely want to make one of these some time down the road.


    3 years ago

    Attractive, functional, basic yet ingenious! Well done! I'm a fan of pallet and crate repurposing. Thanks for this one!

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