Saturday, August 24, 2013

DIY Wooden Crate

I am wooden crate lover...
sadly enough, I had never made a wooden crate...
until today.

This is a project you can do with any piece of scrap wood, repurposed wood or a wooden pallet.

I cut the pieces of wood down to the size I wanted, I then choose pieces with different color variations and 
imperfections.


Then basically nailed it together.
I didn't have to use any stain, since I used a weathered wooden pallet.

If you do plan on using a wooden pallet or any kind of hardwood, remember to predrill the hole with a 1/16 drill bit.
If you are using a soft wood (such as pine), just hammer the nails in.
This turned out to be such a nice, solid and heavy crate.
I have put in it some of my new grain sack inspired towels.
grain sack inspired towels

I think I am going to bring this to the kitchen...

To learn how to easily take a pallet apart 
take a pallet apart

Stay Frugal,

25 comments:

Therena Taylor said...

Awesome, I never thought to make my own! Now I might have to try it!! Thanks for inspiring :)

NanaDiana said...

What a great idea. You do wonderful work, Dani!!!! xo Diana

Art and Sand said...

You make it look so easy.

I have been thinking, just thinking for now, about trying to build a simple piece of furniture.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great project, love it. Hugs, Marty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

My hubs has been thinking about making some of these...so I will be sure to share this post with him. Hope to see ya over at my arty this week.

Blessings,
Linda

Suzan Sweatman said...

I would have never thought to make these - pinning it for sure - I have just the place in mind for one of them ( hint - towels - bathroom lol )
Thanks for sharing Dani!
XOXO

Kelly said...

That turned out nice! You will enjoy using that.

Ann said...

I enjoy all the different kinds of woods and grains used together. Good job.
Ann

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cute crate Daniela! Good job. I loved the photo of all the wood - all that weathered delightfulness!

Lena said...

Nice job!! I'd love to try to make one too. Now to find a pallet...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
You were very handy in selecting those perfect pieces of wood and build your wooden crate.
Hugs,
Mariette

Linda said...

Such a great idea - you make it look simple. I am going to try it!! Thanks!

livingsimplyfree said...

I never thought to make my own, but this looks simple enough and I can easily find weathered wood around for free. I think this would make a lovely gift for someone on my Christmas list.

Tanya Runkle said...

Oh I would love some crates for my home, time to find some pallet wood. These are great :)

xo, Tanya

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

How fun! I have a ton of pallets and this is going on the list!

Libby said...

This is a wonderful crate! Pallets can be easy to come by so this project is great!

Marissa said...

that turned out neat.. if I did that it would be a mess LOL

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

Looks great! Nice job! Heading over to see how you took a pallet apart. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Your grain sack inspired tea towels look GREAT in there. I can't believe this is the first crate you've made...I'm betting it won't be the last :)

Cristina Garay said...

They are so practical! I also need to make some for myself. Your towels look gorgeous inside it!

Crystelle Boutique said...

How fun to make your own wooden crate! I have been wanting to do so, but haven't gotten around to it yet. You are my inspiration!!


hugs x Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Allison said...

I've never made one either, but I love repurposed wooden boxes. Thanks for sharing! Dropping by from Met Monday. Hope you'll come see my grandson's playroom.

Allison
Atticmag

must love junk said...

Love this! Especially the different variations of wood!
Susan

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

I love it Daniela!! That wood is AMAZING! Seriously nice stash, I admit I am a little jealous! You did a great job on the crate, and I agree with Cristina the towels look great in it!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Love the rustic look of this and that you were ambitious enough to make your own crate! Great job