how to build a milk crate coffee table

How to build a Milk Crate Coffee Table

You will need:

  • 4 Milk Crates
  • 4 Casters
  • 4 Corner Braces
  • 1 sheet of Plywood
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Paint and/or Stain (Optional)


  • Gather the supplies listed above.
  • Cut the plywood to size. The size of the table top will depend on the size of the milk crates.
  • Stain or paint the plywood and crates if desired.
  • Position the milk crates on the short sides of the plywood you just cut. Make sure to cut the correct size so it fits flush on the milk crates.
  • Secure the milk crates to the plywood using the corner braces, screws, and drill.
  • Secure the casters to the bottom of the milk crates.
  • Enjoy your new milk crate coffee table!


Building a milk crate coffee table is a great way to upcycle materials and get creative. This can be a fun project for those who want to make a statement piece. With just a few supplies, anyone can create their own milk crate coffee table and express their personal style.

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