Wall Storage Cubbies by My Altered State

Wall Storage Cubbies created for Crates & Pallet by www.MyAlteredState.co

For original project instructions, click here

Materials List: 

(1) 8” x 46” (back)

(2) 11” x 46” (top and bottom)

(4) 11” x 8” (dividers)

(3) 11” x 8” (rectangles for hooks)

(8) 1” x 2” (for casters)

5 - Large Crates & Pallet Crates

3 - Small Crates & Pallet Crates

1 – 4 x 8 x ½” plywood board

Wood glue

44 - 1 1/4” wood screws

1 ¼” finish nails

2 – 10” Shelf Brackets16 - #7 x 1-1/4 in. shelf bracket or drywall screws4 - #7 x 1/2 in. shelf bracket or drywall screws

4 - drywall anchors (optional if no stud to secure shelf bracket)

8 - 2” swivel general-duty casters

3 - decorative storage hooks

2 - drawer pulls/handles

(optional) – Sand paper, Paint primer, Paint or stain, Stencils, Painter’s tape, Paint brushes or foam rollers, Paint tray

Cut List:

(1) 8” x 46” (back)

(2) 11” x 46” (top and bottom)

(4) 11” x 8” (dividers)

(3) 11” x 8” (rectangles for hooks)

(8) 1” x 2” (for casters)



Step 1:  If painting or staining, sand, prime and paint or stain the (1) 8” x 46” (back), (2) 11” x 46” (top and bottom), and (4) 11” x 8” (dividers) from the cut list.

Step 2:  Using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails, assemble the top divided box.  First, attach the (1) 8” x 46” (back) to one of the 11” x 46” pieces.  Then attach (2) of the 11” x 8” dividers to each end.  Attach the remaining 11” x 46” piece to the top.  Then insert and install the remaining (2) 11” x 8” dividers at equal distances inside the box, roughly 15” apart.  The back piece and small dividers are sandwiched between the top and bottom pieces.

Step 3:  Install two shelf brackets in alignment beneath the two divided inserts inside of the divided box unit.  These brackets will hold the top divided box unit in place on the wall.  Use the (4) #7 x 1-1/4 in. shelf bracket or drywall screws to install the brackets to the wall.  Use drywall anchors with the screws if the shelf brackets do not align with a stud in the wall.  Place divided box unit atop the brackets and use the (4) #7 x 1/2 in. shelf bracket or drywall screws to install the brackets to the underside of the divided box unit. 

Step 4:  If desired, sand, prime, and paint all large crates, small crates, and the (3) 11” x 8” (rectangles for hooks).  Use optional stencils and painter’s tape to create painted designs inside of the crates.

Step 5:  Once dry use 1 ¼” wood screws, one in each of the four corners of the crates, to attach the crates to the underside of the divided box shelf unit from below, and then slide the (3) small crates into each slot of the divided box. 

Step 6:  To help secure it for maximum weight/load requirements, install remaining (3) 11” x 8” rectangles into the wall directly beneath the (3) large crates to act as small ledges underneath using (4) #7 x 1-1/4 in. drywall screws in each of the corners.

Step 7:  Mark the center of the rectangles in step 6 and install the three hooks, one in each of the (3) 11” x 8” rectangles mounted to the wall.

Step 8:  Install a drawer pull or handle on the slatted side of the two remaining large crates.

Step 9:  Attach the casters, one in each of the four corners of the bottoms of the large crates.  Using 1 ¼” finish nails, nail a 1” x 2” scrap onto each corner of the large crates before attaching the casters to create a more secure surface.  Install casters with 1 ¼” wood screws.  Flip right side up and place beneath the wall unit.

Source: http://www.myalteredstate.co/wall-storage-...

Locker Cubbies by That's My Letter

Locker Cubbies created for Crates & Pallet by www.ThatsMyLetter.com

For original instructions, click here



6 - large Crates & Pallet crates

6 - small Crates & Pallet crates

1 - 2x4x8 stud

1 - 1x4x6 pine board

1 - 1x10x8 pine board

Wood Glue

3", 2" & 1 1/4" crews

1 - 1/4" finish nails 

7/8" spade bit 

Cut List:


1 – 2x4 @ 37 ½” (base front)

2 – 2x4 @ 8” (base sides)

1 – 2x4 @ 34 ½” (base back)

6 – 1x10 @ 12”  (shelves)

2 – 1x4 @ 9 ½” (side trim)

1 – 1x4 @ 39” (front trim)

1 – 2x12 @ 39 ½” (top)

Step 1: Using the first three items on the cut list, construct the base as shown in the diagram.  Use 3” screws to connect the (2) 2x4@8” base sides to the (1) 2x4@37 ½” base front, and then attach the (1) 2x4 34 ½” base back to the complete the structure.

Step 2: Using the (6) 1x10 @ 12” pieces from the cut list, install shelves in all large crates as shown in the diagram.  Shelves should be installed at 6 ¼” from the bottom of each large crate.  Use the wood glue along (3) shelf edges that contact the inside of the crate and then attach using 1 ¼” finish nails through outside of the crate sides.

Step 3: With the large crates vertical and shelf toward the bottom, attach (3) large crates onto the base using 2" wood screws.  A long screw bit fits conveniently in between the slats to attach the crates at the back side.  Using 1 ¼” wood screws, attach these (3) crates to each other.  Continuing with 1 ¼” wood screws, attach remaining (3) large crates to each other and to the crates attached to the base.  Use clamps to keep crates in place while attaching to each other.


Step 4: Attach the (2) 1x4 @ 9 ½” (side trim) and the (1) 1x4 @ 39” (front trim) from the cut list using wood glue and 1 ¼” finish nails to cover the exterior of the base.

Step 5:  Paint or finish as desired.  To get this project look, use Rustoleum green spray paint in gloss finish on the unit.  Stain the top and the (6) small crates with Minwax early American and seal with clear wax.  Spray paint the base before attaching the top. Staple plastic to the back to prevent the spray from going everywhere. 

Step 6:  Once dry, attach top from the underside using 2” wood screws

Step 7:  Sand the non-slatted sides of the (6) small crates.  Start with a low grit sandpaper (60) and aggressively remove some of the wood from the crate on both sides.  Then sand smooth using 150, 220 grit sandpaper and the drawer should be able to operate easily gliding in and out.

Step 8: On the slatted side of the (6) small crates, mark the center and use a 7/8” spade bit to make the pull hole in the small crate drawers.  Clamp a piece of scrap wood behind the crate front in order to prevent splitting.  Once all six are completed, slide the small crates beneath the crate shelves in the large crates with the slatted sides facing out.

Source: http://thatsmyletter.blogspot.com/2015/07/...