Wood crates and boxes are everywhere. From thrift stores to antique shops to craft stores and Home Depot, they are a DIY’ers best fast project supply item. So many cool things can be made from these geometric cubes, and it doesn’t take an advanced woodworking skill to pull together a great DIY. (Lets face it, most of the building is already done when you use crates!) Organize with them, display with them, and make life simpler with them. Just DIY with them! These tutorials will get you there. Your welcome.



10 Clever DIY Wood Crate Projects


This wood crate rolling cart from Gina at ‘Shabby Creek Cottage’ is such a versatile piece of furniture… And it only took her 20 minutes to make! Fast project, easy to follow tutorial.


Amy at ‘Positively Splendid’ has made sure her kids have the best toys ever… books! This DIY wood crate bookshelf is colorful and simple, but make sure to go through and see how sweet this looks in her kids’ bedroom. Make sure to heed her advice about anchoring it to the wall as well!


Andrea at ‘The Beauty Dojo’ used her wood crates to make this crate shelves bathroom organizer. Loving’ on this! So simple, yet so charming! And storage? Yes!


From Faith at ‘Curbly’, this colorful wood crate cart is really cool… Another easy one, and we really like the chalkboard labels! This would be great in a kids room too. She used old wine crates, which gave it great character, but you could use plain crates too.


Erica from ‘Dwell Beautiful’ made this DIY wood crate side table with a simple crate and a couple hair-pin legs. This one attaches to the wall… what a space saver!


From ‘BHG’, this wood crate entryway organizer is easy, colorful , and really, really useful. They even have a video on how to get this done!


Kathy at ‘Petticoat Junktion’ created this kids’ crate table workstation from two crates and a sheet of plywood. Lots of storage, and a desktop space.


This DIY storage with DIY wood crates is from ‘Ana White’. They used this piece as toy storage (genius!) but I could see it as a sideboard in a dining space, craft room storage, or even as a dresser! What would you use it for?


Ok. My summer picnics just got amazing. Learn how to build a DIY wooden crate picnic basket. This project is so cute, and the best part is that it also has a pop up tray table that travels right along with it. How freakin’ cool is this? From the very talented Amber at ‘Damask Love’.


Abby at ‘Sew Much Ado” put together this DIY wood crate bookshelf tutorial, and it’s awesome. We especially love the birch tree wallpaper she used to back the bookshelves with. (Don’t worry, it just sticks on!) Also, she has the cutest little guy on the planet helping her out! Go check out her step by step photos.


Want to make your own crates? Then jump on over and visit Ananda at ‘A Piece of Rainbow’ and find out how to make her DIY pallet crates and the image transfer to make them look authentic. You can customize the size of these crates too, and they are made of cheap or free pallets!


So finally, for all of you who feel like this is all just a little too much trouble (who are you kidding?) there is always the option of letting someone else do the work. We love, love love these wooden storage boxes from ‘Happy Little Folks‘ on Etsy. Which project will you choose?

Image Credits: Happy Little Folks, Shabby Creek Cottage, Positively Splendid, The Beauty Dojo, Curbly, Dwell Beautiful, BHG, Petticoat Junktion, Ana White, Damask Love, Sew Much Ado, A Piece of Rainbow


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