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LB will be closed from 17 Dec 2020 until 11 Jan 2021. Orders placed during this period will be dispatched on our return. Like Butter will be closed from 17 December 2020 until 11 January 2021. Orders placed during this period will be dispatched / can be picked up on our return.

Small Rectangular Crate


The original Ply Crate – previously known as the Ply Milk Crate – was one of our first ever products, and has since featured in a bunch of blogs and design magazines in its raw plywood form. Over ten thousand units later, we now offer both the original Ply Crate in various sizes, and a newer flat-pack design that helps us move towards our aspiration of ‘zero-waste’.

Each crate is cut from sheets of 12mm plywood by Cameron, our CNC machine. It is then assembled (by humans) and stacked, ready to ship.

Looking for the redesigned flat-pack crate that saves on shipping? Choose a ‘Small Clip Crate’ from the options above.

Designer: Jem Selig Freeman. The first Crates were designed and prototyped in our previous workshop in Kensington, Melbourne.

Typical lead time: Stocked item.

Engineered with 12mm Radiata plywood in a raw, sanded finish.


Special features
Pre-assembled with glue and brads. We still make and sell these original crates because you love them, however from a design, production, shipping and waste point of view we recommend that you consider our new Clip Crates.
Made in our Castlemaine workshop by our small team, with the finest quality materials.