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Crated Albert: A DIY crate

IKEA ALBERT DIY crate

Wooden crates were sold out at my local IKEA, so I decided to buy the ALBERT shelving unit and “compress” it into a crate.

IKEA item used: Albert

Additional items used: 16 1-inch screws

Steps taken:

  • Shorten the long corner planks to 4 times the width of a shelving plank.
  • Drill extra holes in the shortened corner planks to prevent them from splitting
  • Assemble left and right side as in the guide
  • Shorten 3 shelf planks to desired width of crate (I used 40 cm, which results in a “golden ratio” for the crate)
  • Assemble bottom shelf as in the guide
  • Shorten 8 shelf planks to desired width of crate. WARNING : they should be 6 mm (1/4 in.) shorter than bottom shelf planks
  • Drill extra holes in the shortened corner for fitting the side planks (black screws in picture)
  • Assemble side planks. WARNING use shorter screws, about 1 inch, the supplied ones will punch through the other side.

DONE

IKEA ALBERT DIY crate

~ Jan Meeuwissen