D.I.Y. Dock Steps

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3 milk crates + 2 pieces of 3/4" Plywood + 2 cans of Spray Primer = $8.29

3 milk crates + 2 pieces of 3/4″ Plywood + 2 cans of Spray Primer = $8.29

Call me crazy, but I’m not about to spend $100 or more for a set of vacuum formed fiberglass dock steps. In fact, I don’t even want to spend $10. Add to that my practical laziness, and subtract the long hours I’m NOT willing to invest in building dock furniture – I came to a simple, cheap solution – Milk Crates! Screw them together and add some plywood steps and paint – voila! I added a few strips of skateboard grip tape we had @ the shop. Tell everyone on the gangway it’s Reclaimed Rattan!

3 Reasons Modular Milk Crate Dock Steps are the way to go:

1 – They’re FREE. A windfall awaits you in the alley behind your local eateries, restaurants and pubs.

2 – They’re lightweight, sturdy, and completely resistant to the harsh marine environment. Seriously, with a half-life of 1000 years – forget about it.

3 – They’re FREE.

If you don’t like the possibility of being mistaken for a dumpster diver, West Marine will sell you there proprietary branded crates for $19.99. No matter how many coats of paint you put on it, it will still say “Sucker” from a distance.

Sure, the yacht club cronies may point at and deride the testament to your frugal ingenuity, but you can dry your eyes with the $92 you just saved.