An old shipping crate is a great material for many projects. For example you can make a nice patio side table from it and some other wood scraps lying around your house. Matti and Megan from Far Out Flora has managed to make such table with built-in succulent centerpiece. The succulent centerpiece is located in the planter box they thoughtfully made part of their design. You can visit Far Out Flora blog for full instructions and photos of the making process.