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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2006 09:36:41 PM »

Hey everyone,
I have done so many milk crate beds!!! I got my crates from work (I've been in the espresso biz since 1989!!!) but you can find stacks of these suckers in plenty of places where bulk milk might get delivered (grocery stores, schools, ect.)... if you befriend your local drive thru espresso gal barista, you might be able to make a deal, and even if you know a milk man delivery person, you can ask them, I think I used about 12-16, and likewise, I did all the ones in the middle upside down, and the ones on the outside open side out for storage. I did have a problem with slipping crates, but only on the hardwood floors in one place I lived. Zip ties are great, I also added a non-slip fabric (like for area rugs) and even a bed skirt. I really liked the milk crate bed, it was cheap and easy and great for moving ( I just filled them with all the crap from my room and off I went! No bulky bed parts to move!!!) The first bed I made was even topped with a blow up mattress! THey were all comfortable, no real bumps or gaps that you could notice. I loved it!!!  Also I would not suggest using the milk crate type crates you can buy at the organizer stores, I just don't think they are quite as sturdy as the real milk crates...
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012 11:29:09 AM »

I'm in the same situation.  However, I have come up with a plan!  If you purchase 5 rectangular milk crates (sold on AMAZON for about 5 dollars a piece)  arrange them like a 5 dotted dice on the floor, upside down, then lay a sheet of ply wood over the milk crates, that should give you a sturdy base to lay your mattress on!  If you feel that it needs to be even sturdier, then you can attach inexpensive pvc piping and connect the outer milk crates together.  Leaving the center crate on it's own.   The whole project should cost well under $100. Smiley
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2012 11:06:31 PM »

Milk crates to make bed platform? never heard.. Have you seen anywhere such milk crates made furniture?

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