REUSING SHIPPING CRATES
Reusing plastic and wooden shipping crates as shelves and drawers.
Above: Apple crates from Bailey’s Home and Garden
Reusing plastic crates as chairs and coffee tables.
Reusing shipping crates as baskets for bikes.
Above: Bike photographs from Bakfiets en Meer blog - City Cycling News and Opinions from Amsterdam.
Above: Shipping crate as bike basket. Image from Toronto bike blog - Globe Revolution - Inspiring Everyone to a Cycling Lifestyle
Posted by DESIGN SQUISH
January 19, 2010
on 01/19 at 06:28 PM
I like it:)
on 01/19 at 08:28 PM
I think I want one for my bicycle!
on 01/20 at 11:42 AM
The soloution in the bottom pic is very common here in Copenhagen, not only in the front but also on the back of the bike. I really like the orange coffeetable.
on 01/20 at 04:00 PM
There is not a lot of bikes with crates here in New York City.
Maybe because it is hard to find a medium sized crate for bike here...but I don't think so.
on 01/20 at 06:26 PM
Oh wow, i like the first two so much! i'm on hunt for a wooden crate for a long time already, but it seems like they're not using them here in Israel much. I saw few on a flea market, seller wanted 60$ for each..0_0
on 01/20 at 09:50 PM
Me too. Finding good crates does not happen too often here in New York and Brooklyn but it does.
on 01/20 at 09:52 PM
Maybe it was some sort of vintage expensive shipping crate on the flea market.
on 01/20 at 09:59 PM
yes, maybe, i still have a hope to find something amazing and cheap:)
on 01/20 at 10:18 PM
Asking stores if they have any crates they do not need and about to throw away might probably help:) or not.
on 01/21 at 04:17 AM
Check the liquor stores in upscale communities. They ship the higher priced liquors and wines in wooden crates. I got quite a few(free) from a resort area in NJ. They have a good amount during the holidays.
Also, check Lowe's and Home Depot. They have trash cans at the end of the aisle in the lumber section with great wood from their shipping crates! The wood pieces have lots of character with interesting wear and stamps. We recently made a custom television console with this wood - looks very much like an import store piece, and best of all, free.
on 01/21 at 03:47 PM
That is a good advice. Thanks!
on 01/25 at 03:38 AM
love everything about this post, especially the first image... diy project perhaps?
xo katherine aka. urban flea
on 01/29 at 04:56 AM
This is such a fabulous post. I have a strong desire to dig up some crates now!
on 02/08 at 06:44 PM
Bookshelves out of shipping crates ... hmmm, not sure I am a big fan, I would probably painted them or added some polish for a more "exquisite" look. But I loved the idea to use them to store shoes!
on 02/08 at 09:13 PM
I think painting them over can be an option but not necessary. I like the rugged, rough "been through lots" look.
on 02/08 at 10:32 PM
What if one does not have money to afford an expensive lacquered wood furniture or can of paint either?
on 04/01 at 01:42 PM
I think they look fine without wax but sure you can always paint them.
on 04/27 at 07:10 AM
The crate shelf's clever, but I don't think it's such a great idea to put shoes under the bed. I assume it's on top of the bed because of the lampshade.
on 04/27 at 12:13 PM
I am not sure myself either, why it is there. I think for the picture.
on 05/05 at 08:26 PM
Look what I found!
on 05/07 at 05:04 PM
on 11/28 at 02:08 AM
Short, sweet, to the point, FREE-extcaly as information should be!