DIY wood crates can be customized to fit your design style—from modern to shabby chic to rustic. The wood is easy to stain, paint or decoupage. Vintage crates can be preserved and sealed for an eclectic addition to your space.
An added benefit of DIY crate projects is that they can be done quickly for a low cost. Wood pallets are frequently offered for free over the Internet, particularly on sites like Craigslist. You can also ask local grocery stores, liquor stores, warehouse stores and home improvement stores for crates or pallets for free. Craft stores, such as Michaels Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, sell several sizes of crates for a minimal cost. You may even have some around your house. See some of our favorite DIY wood crate projects below!
1. Upcycled Elegance: a DIY Coffee Table
No need to sigh for that out of reach industrial living room table any longer. With a few tools, you can create this rustic DIY coffee table that has a charming farmhouse flair without the hefty price tag. Its castor wheels give it that industrial look that is so popular in stores like Arhaus and Pottery Barn. The dark stain disguises these inexpensive wooden storage boxes, and gives this piece a fabulous patina. The clever design with a recessed center panel lends itself well to seasonal decorations, from a springtime orchid, to a miniature Christmas tree or even a bowl of scented pine cones.
Credit and DIY project details: myanythingandeverything.com
2. Functional Furniture: Crate Bench Project
Decorate your home with this wooden storage crate bench and watch your friends grow green with envy at your creative talent. Perfect for storing boots, shoes, books and bags, the list of uses for this bench is endless! Imagine filling it with chic baskets to tidy up a play room. Organize that mud room or awkward foyer with this cheery rustic bench. The red wash on these storage crates is easy to apply, and really enhances their farmhouse appeal. Coupled with a few extra boards and some industrial looking bolts, this design is easy to execute, but rates high on appearance and creativity.
Credit and DIY project details: hometalk.com
3. Simple and Versatile DIY Wood Crate Bookcase
Have you given up on your kids’ bookshelves not looking like a hurricane just hit them? This creative wooden crate idea is perfect to help little ones and teenagers alike keep books, beloved projects and backpacks looking tidy. This shelf is incredibly versatile, because you can set up the wooden storage boxes in whatever shape best fits with your existing furniture. It doesn’t even require plywood, simply collect some wooden crates, screws, a drill and your choice of finish and you’re set! With this much Pottery Barn appeal, though, you may just want to keep it for your own room. Friends will be calling you for help with their decorating dilemmas when they see your farmhouse chic creations.
Credit and DIY project details: taramichelleinteriors.ca
4. DIY Shabby Chic Side Table
This made from scratch wooden crate is beautifully crafted with a decoupage interior. If you love French country decorating, this little table is a fabulous use for those gorgeous floral wallpaper scraps that are too small to use but too pretty to throw away. A quick sanding, coat of paint, and wallpaper application, and you’ll be ready to assemble this custom crate. Perfect for decorating baths and bedrooms, accent your existing color scheme with luxurious patterns and rustic characteristics of this decoration with wooden crate. Fill this crate with some rolled towels, or hang it as a floating shelf to display your treasures. Attach ball feet and use it as a diminutive night stand.
Credit and DIY project details: beatrice4273.canalblog.com
5. The Ultimate Upcycle: Wood Crate Desk
We’ve seen many of the kids’ projects, how about a modern country computer desk for yourself, though? Wooden storage boxes bring farmhouse charm to your home office, and save you a bundle in the process. This simple, but sturdy, desk features metal brackets for a decorative touch and gently distressed wooden crates. You’ll find the best crates for this project at architectural salvage yards, antique shops and flea markets, and the more worn they are the more unique and distinctive this project will look. Either choose to create this desk with a variety of vintage crates or use antiquing medium to give brand new craft store crates a timeless look. The best part of this project is the fact that it’s completely customizable to your space.
Credit and DIY project details: upcycled-wonders.com