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.