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Authentic Dairy Crate

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There's nothing like the real thing - our Authentic Dairy Crate is the same strong crate used at dairies. In fact, it was one of the first products sold at The Container Store, after we persuaded the original manufacturer of the milk crates that if consumers could buy them, they wouldn't have to resort to stealing them from grocery stores. Slightly larger than our Authentic Dairy Crate, our durable Supreme Crate is the perfect size to accommodate record album collections.

  • Made from exceptionally strong, high-density polyethylene
  • Cut-out handles
  • The interior of each Authentic Dairy Crate measures 12" sq. x 10-3/8" h



Dairy Crate Royal Blue
  • SKU#: 280030
$9.99
  • Width: 13"
  • Length: 13"
  • Height: 11"
  • Weight: 2.5lb
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Dairy Crate Yellow
  • SKU#: 280020
$9.99
  • Width: 13"
  • Length: 13"
  • Height: 11"
  • Weight: 2.5lb
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Dairy Crate Red
  • SKU#: 280010
$9.99
  • Width: 13"
  • Length: 13"
  • Height: 11"
  • Weight: 2.5lb
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Dairy Crate White
  • SKU#: 280080
$9.99
  • Width: 13"
  • Length: 13"
  • Height: 11"
  • Weight: 2.5lb
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Dairy Crate Black
  • SKU#: 280070
$9.99
  • Width: 13"
  • Length: 13"
  • Height: 11"
  • Weight: 2.5lb
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Milk Crate - Authentic Dairy Crate
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 89 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sturdy crates Bought these in blue and orange in homage of my NY Mets. Will use them to haul our wort filled glass carboys that can weigh near 50 lbs.. Better safe than sorry. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Infinite used These crates are used in my walk in closet as shelves for sweaters and T-shirts. I have used them before as bookcases, shoe racks and whatever. They are so versatile. June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Deal I bought these crates as enrichment items for the giant pandas at The National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The yellow, and red crates were given to the pandas last weekend, and they LOVED them! June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Organized, effective and efficient school spirit Managing the trips from home to work more effectively and efficiently with crates in school colors. May 4, 2014
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Can the dairy crates be left outside?

I need something for holding sandbox toys. The dairy crates look ideal, but can they be left outside?
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They are constructed of plastic, so they would last as long as any other plastic item when left outside. I don't think it would be a problem.
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The dairy crates can be left outdoors.
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Yes. Almost anything will deteriorate overtime when exposed to UV light but these very sturdy crates would provide reliable storage for outside toys for at least several seasons.
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The crates are designed to be stacked open-side-up. A rim at the bottom of the crate which serves as "feet" fits securely inside the "lip" of the open side when they are stacked. This allows several crates to be stacked neatly and consistently. If stacking with the opening to the side (bookshelf style), there is no built-in mechanism for interconnecting the crates; however, it is possible to stack them in this manner. Obviously, children, pets and others lacking mature judgement should be supervised in the presence of stacked crates. Toppling a stack could be dangerous.
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The Authentic Dairy Crates can be stacked in an upright position, but it does not click into place. If you are looking for crates that can lock into place, you may want to look into our Supreme Crates, which are listed in our Product Recommendations. They can also be stacked into an upright position, and they are a bit more stable.
 
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You cannot hang files in the Dairy Crate, but you may want to try our elfa File Cart. For more details, please view the Product Recommendations.
 
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Maybe, maybe not. Obviously, the hanging bars typically used for hanging files are not present in the dairy crate. So the mechanism that usually keeps those hanging files "on track" is not present. I tried inserting a letter size hanging file into the crate and it fit very nicely. The "arms" of the hanging file sit right on the rim of the milk crate. If your crate is full of hanging files, this might work well. Keep in mind, though, that if you have only a few hanging files, they are likely to twist, move and fall off the rim creating ... sub-optimal filing conditions. Perhaps you could devise a way to install the tracks hanging files require. This would provide a happy solution for many prospective users!
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The interior dimensions of the Authentic Dairy Crates are 12 -1/8" square x 10 -1/2" tall.
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12.25 inches square (side to side) and just under 10.5 inches deep (from the bottom to the upper edge). This assumes the open side is the "top."
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How much weight can they handle?

Looking to use for heavy storage to easily sort and find different items. Want to know that I won't pick one up and have it break, due to too much weight. Thanks!
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Authentic crates were designed to hold at least 4 gallons of milk. According to the USDA, a gallon of milk weighs 8.6 pounds (USA). When in good condition, these crates should hold and support a minimum of 40 pounds in the open-side-up position. In my experience, they support slightly less weight when turned so that the opening faces the side - when used bookshelf style, for example. Stacking extremely heavy items on the crates in this position may cause the edges to bow slightly over time. In real-world applications, I have found that these crates can be fully loaded with the heaviest books in one's library and are always equal to the task! In household storage applications, I have never observed an outright product failure.
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We do not have a true weight capacity for this product, but it is constructed from a high density polypropylene, which makes the product very durable. If you have specific concerns, please reach out to our Customer Solutions department so that we may further assist you.
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These will not accommodate Vinyl records since the interior dimensions are 12". Please check the recommendation below.
 
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In this picture http://images.containerstore.com/catalogimages/280470/Blog_Malibu_Playroom10.jpg the crates are on the wall. What is used to mount them like that?
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We do not carry exact hardware to do this. However, you can go to your local hardware store and get a thicker nail or screw, if you screw it in about 1/2" to 3/4" of the way you can use them as hooks to hang the dairy crate.
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Unfortunately, our orange Dairy Crates are no longer available.
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