I personally love old wooden crates. Recycling old crates can create bespoke and one of a kind designs. You might need a few different tools to create different pieces of furniture, like a saw. drill and perhaps a planer. When you’re using a planer, just watch out for snipe on a planer as it can make the wood a little uneven and that could make it difficult to attach different pieces of wood together to create your design. Vintage crates can range from fruit crates, soda bottle crates, wine crates and anything needed to be shipped in a wooden crate. These crates were surprisingly well made and can make great furniture, accents and home decorations when you apply a little DIY knowledge and some imagination. In case you are looking for a good drill for a DIY project, getting a cordless one will save you from lots of stress later on. To find a cordless drill that’s perfect for your latest vintage crate DIY project, head to the Coolest Gadgets website. For now though, here are 23 crate ideas to get you going. Crate DIY is a fun and easy way to get introduced to the DIY lifestyle.
Lovely Wood Crate as a simple storage Bin
Coffee table crate idea
Soda bottle wood crate foot stool
Wood wine crate as a bike basket
Coke wood crate as drawers in a dresser
Simple wood crate idea – hang your keys on hook inside
Rustic Wall Crate – source
Another clever crate foot rest
Repurpose Wine Crates – source
Wood crate carried soup cans, now it holds wine bottles
Small DIY Wine Rack with old crate – source
Varied soda bottle wood crates used as drawers
DIY vintage soda crate chest – source
Pepsi wood crate idea – A retro planter
Or store your small items as this shown in the DIY crate organizer
vintage soda crate decorating ideas – source
More Simple, Yet Recycled Ideas for using your vintage wood crates.
I couldn’t find sources for these simple wood crate DIY ideas, so please provide them if you know where the ideas came from. Thanks.