How to Make a Baby Crate Closet

Creating a baby crate closet is a delightful way to combine organization and aesthetics in your nursery or child’s room. Baby crate closets are not only functional for storing your little one’s clothes, accessories, and essentials, but they also add a touch of charm and creativity to the space.

By repurposing crates into a closet, you can tailor the design to suit your style while efficiently utilizing the available space.

How to Make a Baby Crate Closet

In this guide, we will take you through the steps on how to make a baby crate closet, providing tips on sourcing crates, assembling them, and arranging the closet to ensure a neat and visually appealing storage solution for your baby’s belongings.

Benefits of Having a Baby Crate Closet

Having a baby crate closet is not just an additional piece of furniture or storage in your home. It actually serves many benefits that you may not be aware of. Here are some reasons why having a baby crate closet is beneficial for both you and your little one.

Keeps the Nursery Organized

One of the main benefits of having a baby crate closet is that it helps keep the nursery organized. With a designated space for your baby’s clothes, toys, and other essentials, you can easily find what you need without having to rummage through different drawers or shelves. Plus, with labeled crates, it makes it easier to sort and store items accordingly.

Saves Space

Space is precious, especially when it comes to setting up a nursery for your little one. A baby crate closet can help maximize the space in the room, as it provides vertical storage instead of taking up more floor space. This is especially helpful if you have a small nursery or limited storage options.

Makes Packing for Trips Easier

Traveling with a baby can be challenging, especially when it comes to packing all their essentials. With a baby crate closet, you can easily pack your little one’s clothes and other items in labeled crates. This not only makes packing more organized but also easier to unpack once you reach your destination.

Promotes Independence

As your baby grows, they will start to develop their own sense of independence. Having a baby crate closet can help promote this by allowing them to choose their own clothes or toys from the designated crates. This also helps them learn organization and responsibility at a young age.

Easy Transition to Toddler Room

Measure the Width and Depth

As your little one grows, it may be time to transition from a nursery to a toddler room. With a baby crate closet, this transition can be made easier as you can simply reorganize the labeled crates for their new room. This will also help them adjust to the new space and feel more comfortable in their new environment.

10 Methods How to Make a Baby Crate Closet

1. Measure the Space

The first step in creating a baby crate closet is to measure the space that you have available. This will help you determine how large your closet can be and what type of materials you will need for construction.

Measure the width, depth, and height of the space, and make sure to take any existing furniture or fixtures into consideration when making your measurements. This will ensure that your baby crate closet fits perfectly in the designated space.

2. Choose a Design

Once you have measured the space, it’s time to choose a design for your baby crate closet. There are many different designs available, so think about what type of look you want for your closet before making a decision.

Consider factors such as the size of the space and how much storage you will need in order to make an informed decision. Some popular design options include traditional shelving units, hanging rods, and drawer systems. You can also consider adding a mix of these elements to create a custom closet that meets your specific needs.

3. Gather Materials

Once you have chosen a design for your baby crate closet, it’s time to gather materials for construction. You will need wood boards, screws, hinges, handles, and other hardware depending on your chosen design.

Gather Materials for Construction

Make sure to purchase high-quality materials that are designed specifically for use with closets in order to ensure durability and longevity. It is also recommended to have a hammer, drill, and other basic tools on hand for assembly.

4. Cut Pieces According to Design

Once you have gathered all of your materials, it’s time to begin cutting pieces according to your design plans. Use a saw or other cutting tool to cut each piece according to its measurements and take care not to damage any of the wood while doing so. Make sure that each piece is cut accurately in order to ensure proper assembly later on in the process.

5. Assemble Frame

Now that all of your pieces are cut according to plan, it’s time to start assembling them together into a frame for your baby crate closet. Begin by attaching two side panels together using screws or nails and then attach them both securely into place on either side of the back panel using more screws or nails as needed.

Continue this process until all four sides are attached securely together into one frame structure with no gaps between pieces anywhere along its length or width dimensions. This will provide a sturdy and stable base for your baby crate closet.

6. Install Doors & Drawers

Next up is installing doors and drawers onto the frame if desired (depending on whether they were part of the original design). Begin by attaching hinges onto one side panel near where each door should be installed (if applicable).

Using Screws or Nails

Then attach each door onto its corresponding hinge before securing them both tightly into place with screws or nails as needed. After installing the doors, you can then move onto adding any drawers.

7. Install Shelves & Hanging Rods

Now it’s time install shelves and hanging rods inside of your baby crate closet if desired (again depending on whether they were part of the original design).

Start by measuring out where each shelf should go within the frame and then attach them securely into place using screws or nails as needed. If you have a long hanging rod, measure and attach brackets onto the wall at opposite ends to support it. For smaller rods, you may be able to use adhesive hooks or tension rods.

Shelves are a great way to keep baby essentials organized and easily accessible. Use them to store folded clothes, blankets, diapers, and other items that you may need to grab quickly. You can also use bins or baskets on the shelves to further divide and organize the space.

8. Add Finishing Touches

Finally add any finishing touches that you desire such as handles for doors/drawers or decorative trim around edges etc… Take care not to damage any wood during this process as it may compromise overall structural integrity later down the line.

If you have chosen to use drawer slides, you will also need to attach them at this stage. Measure and mark the appropriate locations for your slides and attach them using screws or a staple gun. Make sure that they are securely attached and that the drawers slide smoothly in and out.

9. Paint/Stain Closet

Before putting everything away inside your new baby crate closet it’s important that you paint/stain it first in order to protect against any potential water damage from spills etc. Make sure that all surfaces are covered evenly with paint/stain before allowing it to dry completely.

Putting Your Baby's Clothes Inside

After the paint/stain has dried be sure to wipe it down with a damp cloth before putting your baby’s clothes inside. This will ensure that any remaining residue or smell is taken care of before permanent storage.

10. Fill the Closet With Items & Enjoy!

Now that everything has been put together, painted/stained, and dried properly all that’s left is filling up your new baby crate closet with items! Place clothes, toys, diapers, etc… inside accordingly before closing up doors/drawers securely once finished… And there you have it – enjoy!

Things to Consider When Making a Baby Crate Closet

When preparing for the arrival of a new baby, creating a functional and organized space is essential. One way to achieve this is by making a baby crate closet. This type of closet not only saves space but also provides easy access to your little one’s clothing and essentials.

However, before you get started on this DIY project, there are some things you need to consider to ensure that the baby crate closet is both safe and practical for your child. In this section, we will discuss some essential factors to keep in mind when making a baby crate closet.


Now you know how to make a baby crate closet, and you have the confidence to take on this project. Here at [Your Company], we offer all the material needed to complete any of your DIY dreams.

Whether you’re a craftsman or a novice, we have the supplies you need for success. Gather your materials, don’t be afraid to ask for help if needed, and get ready for your latest home improvement project with confidence.

Remember, there is no limit on what can be accomplished! With just a little bit of effort, and a lot of creativity, you can give your nursery that extra something special that will keep your child safe while they sleep in their personal slice of heaven. So get out there and make those dreams come true – it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made!

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Adrian Green

Adrian is a woodworking hobbyist and has loved Woodworking since he was 10 years old. Back then in childhood, his father used to have a furniture shop. He used to help his dad and learned a lot from him about how to fix woodworking furniture, basic carpentry knowledge and also about how to work hard and take care of business. He enjoys woodworking as a hobby. He loves the feeling of creating something with his own hands, and the satisfaction that comes from seeing his finished products used by others.

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