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Clever Uses for Wood Crates

Clever Uses for Wood Crates

We are drawn to the versatility and rustic appeal of wood crates.  As DIY projects, they are simple and satisfying and provide a multitude of organization solutions.

Above: Spotted on Brock Street, this modular shelving system is an affordable storage fix that is easy to replicate.

Above: Another DIY shelving unit incorporating crates; a unique option for a home library.

Above: We like this idea of painting the crates in bright shades for a children’s room.

Above: These Rolling Storage Crates from Serena & Lily serve as a convenient catchall for odds and ends.

Above: Originally seen in the New York Times, this Seattle kitchen incorporates a mix of new elements and reclaimed materials from local salvage yards, including wood crates for storage.

Above: Scour your local flea market, grocery store, or antique mall for wood crates. For an online resource, Three Potato Four offers similar versions of these Red Diamond Explosives crates.

To find more ideas on wood crates and DIY shelving solutions, check out Remodelista’s posts House of Brinson Kitchen in Manhattan, Shelving System from The Brick House, and Steal This Look: Rustic Kitchen.

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2:38AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Wood, wonderful wood.

8:38AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Thank you Remodelista, for Sharing this!

8:05PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013


4:35AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Thank you

6:40AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

nice. much better than the cardboard box idea.

8:26PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Wood crates are becoming endangered.

8:15PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

I love shelf ideas.

9:48AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Very nice, thanks.

7:48AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

great tips

9:50PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

I also hang them on the wall for shelving.
I have some antique wood boxes, like was used for ammunition

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