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Offline Coldfingers

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Milk crate modifications
« on: December 19, 2016, 01:43:23 pm »
I would love to see what some of you have done to modify a milk crate into a seat or some sort of a tote with a lid to it. Let's see what everyone has done to one.

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Re: Milk crate modifications
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Offline Coldfingers

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 07:50:30 pm »
WOW!! that is definitely modified. A lot of great ideas in that.

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 11:00:26 am »
That is pretty impressive, Jimdiane! 

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 12:39:16 am »
That's really cool. Care to elaborate a bit on how it was all done? It looks relatively easy, am I right? I've been thinking about incorporating a milk carton or two in to my gear because of their versatility. This'll only add to it.

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 02:24:56 pm »
Good thread idea.  After a couple days of trekking, everyone needs something to sit on.  To make my food box/warmer/seat I started by cutting out the middle of each side panel of a milk crate.  Then I ran each side through the table saw to thin them down.  Next I added a layer of reflectix and sewed a 1000D Cordura cover.  I built a lid/seat out of plywood and oak.  This seat top proved to be heavy so I built a lighter version with no back rest for trips where weight matters.  The lighter top is an oak frame with 1/16” rope lacing, reflectix, foam and more Cordura.  I finished it off with webbing handle, buckle closure and spring hooks to secure to toboggan.  I also made a small utensil roll that clips to the spring hooks.  The whole thing with the lighter cover weighs 3 pounds, 0 oz.  That’s the same weight as an empty egg crate starts at!












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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 02:59:51 pm »
Nice!

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 07:43:32 am »
Wow!  so cool, ummm I should say so warm!   I'm playing around with an idea but no way am I close to what you guys can do.   I'm going to try to build a top for mine this week and google some ideas.  I would like to add a game board under the seat for those down times.  Thanks for sharing. 

Offline Packrat69

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 10:15:08 pm »
Simple mod that I made to a couple crates, cut a piece of lightweight panelling to fit inside on the bottom of the crate as the floor, add a hinged plywood top and paint a game board on the lid, super easy and an awesome piece of kit, it's a storage bin for gear, a seat and an entertainment centre all in one, don't forget to pack the game pieces.

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 11:22:54 am »
Nice work, Jim/Diane!

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Re: Milk crate modifications
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2017, 11:49:38 pm »
These mods are great!

I especially like the addition of:

1. vertical storage of utensils and the like on the outside walls of the crate, and

2. the back rest! You have got to love a back rest after playing with toboggans and tents and cutting wood all day :)

Thank you for sharing your creativity!