DIY Storage Cases

So if you have kids like I do, storage is huge and in our house there is storage bins, baskets, and book cases in every room and they are full!

So I needed more storage for the office for little stuff and papers and really didn’t want to spend a lot of money.   I’m obsessed with the wood crate boxes and racked my brain trying to figure out a way to turn them into more useful storage.

Sooooo here is my take on DIY storage using wood crate boxes.

Supplies

I went to Joann’s fabric and bought 4 unfinished wood crate boxes (to make 2 storage units)  –   http://www.joann.com/wood-crate/8160715.html#q=crate&start=1  *tip never buy with out a coupon!!!

Next stop was Home Depot (swear I live there!)  and picked up the following:

Other supplies needed:

  • Elmers wood glue
  • Drill
  • Paint

Ok that’s all you need to get started!

1 – Take the 2 crates and glue them together with Elmers wood glue, and let them dry.

boxesglued



2 – Once dry,  screw the flat braces on the backside for added stability.

backside brackets

 

3 – Turn the unit upside down and screw in the top plates for the legs in each corner.  *Tip the wood crates are made of thin wood, so I swapped out the screws the plates came with and used smaller ones I already had.

legs

 

4 – Screw your legs in.  *Tip you can sand down the legs or cut them to desired height if you want, that’s what I did, I actually took off 1.5″ in height for the space I was trying to fill.

ready for paint

 

5 – paint in desired color!

finished

I think these came out great, they are so easy and cute for small storage needs.  Add baskets for even more style.

 

 

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14 thoughts on “DIY Storage Cases

  1. Melissa says:

    I made nightstands myself similar to these and just an FYI to anyone else looking for these crates, Walmart sells them for 16-18 a piece but Home Depot carries thee same ones for 7.89 a piece!! Much cheaper and the same exact size and quality.

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  2. Ruth smith says:

    I make my own crates. Sometimes my own furring strips. Can make them whatever size I need. About 2.00 to make and very simple

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