A crate is a large shipping container, often made of wood, typically used to transport or store large, heavy items. A wooden crate has a self-supporting structure, with or without sheathing and it’s amazing for furniture building as even beginners can work with it. We’ve already shared some DIYs to make furniture of crates and today we’ll add more with crate shelves and bookshelves, which are the easiest crafts ever – crates are created to store!
Wood crate shelving makes for nice floating shelves and gives you lots of flexibility with how you choose to arrange them on your wall. Read this tutorial and watch the video to find out how to make these simple floating shelves to save some floor space. Get inspired!
Here’s a tutorial that contains step-by-step instructions on how to create and personalize this vintage/bohemian inspired bookshelf. This bookshelf can be used in multiple ways: as added storage for your kitchen, a statement piece/more storage for your bedroom, a credenza to go under your television (if so, use half the crates stated below) or anything else that you can imagine!
If your space is pretty small and you need a small storage piece, this is it! This crate shelf is a tall one with a small foot print, which means saving your floor space. It’s completely built of crates and is painted purple to fit the room decor but your may choose any other color, too.
Creates are amazing for displaying and storing anything you want! This cabinet is made with crates serving as drawers and it’s a great idea to use it for tool storage or for beach towel storage, it will be a nice idea for a garage or a basement. Read how to craft it and enjoy!
Looking for a unique rustic shelf that doesn’t break the bank? This DIY wooden crate shelf adds character and is totally customizable depending on the color of stain and number of crates you choose! The beauty of this wooden crate shelf is that you can use it as a nursery bookshelf, but you can also use it in any bedroom, bathroom, living room or office space! It’s so versatile and totally customizable depending on the style of your room.
This colorful storage piece is completely built of crates and features cubbies as drawers! It’s a great way to get started on your own back to school organizational area or just create it for your kids’ room, for a garage, a basement or any other space you want. It’s very comfy in using and you may paint it any color you like. Enjoy!
Make a stylish and easy bookshelf of crates! Here the author tells you how to make a blue bookshelf of crates for a vintage feel, though you may go any colors and stains. It’s a great project to build, especially for beginners, because it doesn’t require cutting or measuring any wood. All you have to do is nail the crates together and you’ve got yourself a shelf!
Wood crates are the most sought-after building material for tables and shelves. Its rustic flare is perfect for that vintage, chic enthusiast. And with its availability and adaptability, you can convert these crates into almost any type of furniture desired. However, rustic decor can be quite expensive. A simple, pallet coffee table with storage can cost you $150 minimum. For this project, you will construct a pallet end-table for under $70! Great, isn’t it? read up!
This isn’t just a crate shelf, it’s a crate sconce! The piece is made of non-painted or stained crate and a bulb, it provides some storage space and gives light at the same time – a perfect piece for a bedroom or any other space where you need light and storage without sacrificing any floor space. Read the tutorial and make one!
This floating shelf is ideal for a kid’s room, though it will easily fit any space with rustic vibes. What I totally love is the contrast between the dark cover of the shelf and white crates inserted inside, though you may play with colors as you like. Put the crates inside the cover and store your items. The author didn’t nail or glue the crates together but you can do it if it’s necessary.
Here’s a perfect way to reuse a wood crate into something functional! The spaces in the back give plenty of room for cords to feed through, so it can be a daily used cart in your office. With only a few minutes and a few supplies, you can make your own wood crate rolling cart. Get inspired and go crafting!
This bookcase is built of crates that are stained dark and it won’t take much time. Such a piece will be welcomed in many spaces including kids’ rooms and of course you may use it not only as a bookshelf but also for storing other items. Enjoy!