January 26, 2015

How to Make Your Own Rustic Crate

A while back, I finished a project that I've never shared with you.

Just a simple project to use up some scrap wood and solve a throw blanket problem in the living room.




I needed something tall, since the coffee table is taller than most, and I thought a simple crate would be the perfect solution.




I think it turned out well and it was surprisingly easy to build.



To build the crate I used random pieces of wood I gathered from my stash in the garage.

For the sides and base I used 1X10 cut to the size I wanted - - two side sections and one bottom section. 

For the side rails I used 1X2" cut to length - - eight sections total.


I started by pre-drilling holes through one side section and into the bottom section.  Then simply attached the two together with wood screws.



It looked like this.
Then I attached the other side section in the same way.



Next it was time to add the side rails.

Starting at the top I simply nailed the rails onto the base using finishing nails.
I then placed the bottom rail next, and then spaced the remaining two rails evenly between the first two.


Flip the whole thing over, and then repeated the same method on the other side.


And that my friends is all there is to it!
See what I mean - - so easy.


Of course some painted was in order next to give it all a unified look.

I used a base coat of black and then dry brushed on a white top coat.
Before the top coat was dry completely, I used a paint scraper to take off some of the top coat paint to give it a more rustic look.



For fun I added some stenciling to the side rails to give it a little more character.



The end result is not too shabby for a pile a scrap wood.

I'm liking it so much, I may build a few more to use to organize some the the kid stuff in the garage and family room. 

Bye now, 

Robin

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30 comments:

  1. Great tutorial, and a wonderful result!

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  2. This is so Nice.....love happy week from me Ria...x!

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  3. what great pictures !!! love greetings from angie from Germany

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  4. Great job! Perfect for coraling those throws. Looks great under your table as well. :-)

    Have a blessed Monday...
    Sherri

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  5. LOVE it! Looks great, Robin! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Your crate looks perfect under the coffee table that I still adore!!
    Mary Alice

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  7. Adore this!!! Looks terrific under your table. Jane

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  8. Robin,
    You nailed it on this DIY project!! I am off to brag about it on my facebook page. Thanks so much for coming to my party today.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Awww, your too kind . . . glad you like it. I know I've been enjoying it. hugs Robin

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  9. Robin, I am in aw of your DIY project right now! What a perfectly rustic crate with a fabulous weathered finish. Love It!

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    1. Thanks Sally, this weathered finish has been my go-to look for many project around here. I sometime wonder if I'm maybe going a little overboard with it, but then I remind myself how much I love it so it's ok! LOL.

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  10. Amazing! Can't believe you built this one, looks like it's been in existence forever!

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  11. I love the tutorial will have to make one thanks for sharing visiting from coastal charm have a great day

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  12. Wow, that is fabulous! You are quite the carpenter. :)

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  13. This is a great project...looks like you've had it forever...amazing job putting it together!!..Mariaelena

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  14. Robin, it turned out perfect! LOVE the white washed paint and stenciled numbers!

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  15. What a nice idea ♥ I found an old one last weekend in our barn. I`m so happy, have to share on my blog soon... xoxo, Alexandra

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  16. Fabulous crate, fabulous coffee table and fabulous throw! They all look perfect together. Great job!

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  17. LOVE the finish on this cute project, robin! pinned!

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  18. Great crate!

    I am thinking I want to move my cedar chest from the living room so I can have a coffee table with a crate beneath it!

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  19. Love this so much Robin! Happy to feature you this morning. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope to see you again soon!

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  20. It turned out just fabulous Robin! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  21. I just found your blog today and I think I MUST make this!

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