This post is sponsored by Crates and Pallet. As always, all opinions are my own :)
I have been searching for a set of lockers for months and months with no luck. Unfortunately, the ones I find are either the wrong size, too damaged or not the right style. I'm still keeping my eye out for the perfect pair, but until then I decided to build my own lockers using 3 large Crates and Pallet crates.
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- 3 large Crates and Pallet crates
- 2x6' 1/4 plywood (I used a chalkboard sheet since I had one on hand)
- 2 x 10 x 6 (I used a scrap piece of wood that was already stained and was a bit wider)
- 1 x 1/4 x 6 (you only need about a foot)
- 2 small clamps
- Paint brush (Purdy is my favorite)
- Minwax expresso stain
- White paint
- 1 1/4" screws
- 3 magnetic latches
- 6 cabinet hinges
- 3 door pulls (I got mine from hobby lobby)
- 6 aluminum reflective numbers
- Silver decorative brads
- Drill with various drill bits
- DAP wood glue
- 3 Doors- 11 3/4" x 16 1/2"
- Stained Wood (for center accents) 13 1/2" x 10" (mine were a bit wider since I used wood I had on hand)
- Interior shelves 11 3/4" x 6 /4"
- (12) 1/2" pieces for shelf supports
HOW TO MAKE DIY CRATE LOCKERS
I headed to Home Depot and picked up 3 Crates and Pallet crates. Right now they are a special buy and you can snag them for only $9.97 a piece! I also picked up the rest of the supplies that I needed to build the crate lockers.
First, I cut all my wood then painted two coats of white paint on each crate and the front and back of each door panel.
Once the paint was dry it was time to assemble the lockers!
I used 4 screws to attach the stained support piece to each end of the crates, working my way up until I had all 3 crates attached.
After I had the lockers assembled I moved onto attaching the doors. Since I chose to use thin wood I attached the hinges to the crates with the screws provided, but opted to use wood glue to attach the hinges to the door. Small clamps held everything together until the glue was dry.
Once the doors were attached I added aluminum numbers (pre drill holes, attach with glue then add decorative brads), wood knobs and magnetic door latches. Again, I used glue for the door latches to avoid exposed screws.
I glued the small shelf supports (5 inches down from the top) to each crate then painted them white.
Once the shelf supports were dry I added the shelves and called this project complete!
I love how the crate lockers turned out and can't wait to find a home for them somewhere in my house. My 6 year old son is begging for them to go in his room, but we shall see.
***Safety Notice- Please add furniture safety straps to avoid lockers from tipping over.