Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crates by the tons!

Here we go, I have been checking out square wooden dowels again and I have come up with a easy way to fill up a whole warehouse full of crates in a couple of different sizes for just a few dollars. and when I say a few dollars how about for under $4.00

So the sizes are 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch, which from the math from one of the earlier post would make them for scale 2 feet, 3 feet and 4 feet tall and length varies in feet to what ever length you want them. So how many can you get from one 36 inch square wood dowel a LOT!!

1/4 inch

 3/8 inch

1/2 inch

If I were to cut the 1/4 inch dowel of 36 inches into 1/4 lenght, so it would be in 1/100 scale making them a 2 foot by 2 foot by 2 foot create, the math says 144 creates! but that number will be less because you have to minus wood lost due to cuts,  but let us staying on the math a 3/8 dowel broke down to 3x3x3 foot create would come out to 108, and 1/2 inch dowel broke down 4x4x4 foot create would be 72 with a grand total of 324 creates

As you can see from the three pictures above with just  a few cuts a hand full of creates are made.

Alright now you can have tons of cargo for your Pulp games warehouse or wharfs, or for your Sci-Fi games cargo hold or spaceport, supply point, for Post Apocalyptic game hasty barricades.

I just hope this will help fill your warehouse, ship or spacecraft have fun and the layouts are endless


  1. Those look great - can you stain them to keep the wood grain and keep them authentic, or do you have to paint them up like any other miniature?

  2. I don't know if I can stain them yet and have them keep their looks, but will give it a try, I have planned on painting them, just in case.