How to Build DIY Wood Crate Lockers

I've always loved the look of lockers, but have never been lucky enough to find a set that was in good condition and reasonably priced. The ones I am able to find are either the wrong size, too rusted or too expensive. So, I decided to improvise and make my own lockers using large wood crates.

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I headed to Home Depot and picked up a few supplies, including three large wood crates to use as my base.

Before assembling the lockers I added a few coats of white paint to each crate.

I used scrap wood that we had around the house to make supports for the crates and attached everything with screws.

Once the three crates were stacked and screwed in place I finished them off with doors, metal numbers and a fun knob.

I could not be happier with how the crate lockers turned out. The best part is they are super functional and fairly inexpensive to build. My son has already claimed them for himself and uses them to store and organize all his favorite dirt bikes.

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3 of 32 questions
  • Loretta
    on Aug 28, 2020

    What are furniture safety stripes. Know they are to prevent toppling but not sure what the are

    • Jill Williamson
      on Aug 28, 2020

      They are usually heavy duty straps that screw on the back of furniture like dressers, they get screwed to wall and can’t fall over on you. Does this help?

  • Cindy Carter Ott-Bales
    on Aug 28, 2020

    What is the interesting device you are using to attach the hinges?

    • Sharmin Anselm
      on Aug 28, 2020

      Click on her link at the bottom, those are clamps for wood glue. She explains more in detail on her link.

  • Mary McDonald
    on Aug 29, 2020

    How does one store dirt bikes in a small crate?

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  • Elle
    on Aug 28, 2020

    The explanation says she used 3 crates, but it looks like there are only two. So I’m a bit confused.

  • Sharmin Anselm
    on Aug 28, 2020

    On her link at the bottom, go to her page, you’ll see 3. I had to because I was confused too.

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