Arrange heavier boxes at the bottom for better balance. The entire ensemble is kept together with ratchet tie-dows.

What you will need

Tip

Inject some X-factor by lining the crates with illustrations or wallpaper. If doing it yourself all seems too much, try a readymade collection of pieces – we’ve used the assemblage unit from Seletti, which includes illustrated boxes and straps.

Arrange straps

Lay the straps out on the ground in a straight line.

Stack crates or boxes

On top of them, start stacking your crates or boxes, keeping them slightly uneven and allowing some to overhang. Stack similarly to brick work, ensuring the bulk of weight in each crate sits on top of another.

Wrap straps around stack

Once your stack is looking good, collect one strap, wrap it around your stack, connect it to the other strap and pull tight. The straps will keep your stack solid and prevent any jut-outs from over-balancing.

 

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