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.
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:
- 8 top plates (remember I am making 2 units) – http://www.joann.com/wood-crate/8160715.html#q=crate&start=1
- 8 parsons style table legs – http://www.homedepot.com/p/Waddell-6-in-Parsons-Table-Leg-2656/100553906
- 1 pack of flat braces (contains 4) – http://www.homedepot.com/p/Superstrut-1-2-in-2-Hole-Flat-Straight-Bracket-ZAB206-10/100344490
Other supplies needed:
- Elmers wood glue
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.
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.
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.
5 – paint in desired color!
I think these came out great, they are so easy and cute for small storage needs. Add baskets for even more style.