Storage Crates Upcycling Ideas

Do storage crates occupy way too much space in your closet or garage? Every time you see that pile, you probably think that it is time to get rid of them. But why waste wood that is so pricey? Read on to learn how to repurpose those old crates.


Useful Storage Crates for Your Home

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Wooden Crates as a Bedside Table

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To create it, you will need several crates, six to eight, depending on the desirable height. Set up these storage boxes in any shape you wish. Maybe you need to adjust it to other furniture.

Furniture Made of Crates for Living Room

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As, crates do not only adorn, but they also serve as furniture that might be useful for the closet organization or work space organization. Or, for organizing practically anything.


Creative Shelves for Shoes

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Storage Crates for Bathroom or Kitchen

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One of the easiest ways of upcycling crates is to turn them into a bookcase or any other cabinet. It’s for you to decide what to put inside when the project is ready.


Stylish Bookshelf Made of Crates

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Rustic home decor is timeless, so crates made of wood will be a nice embellishment to your room and also give it a personal, creative touch. And they can serve you for so long.

Practical Shelves for Your Home

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You won’t even need plywood to construct this cabinet, just take screws, any finish, and a drill. Also, be very careful with the latter. And now you are all set, quite easy!

Organize Anything with Wooden Crates

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We bet that the moment your friends see your wooden creation, they will ask for your assistance every time they wish to add a new farmhouse chic touch to their decor.


Storage Boxes for Children's Stuff

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With the help of storage boxes, you can also create a very practical shelf where you can put anything, starting from some decorating items or plants, and ending with your shoes.

FAQ: Storage Crates

Are milk crates illegal?

Milk crate theft is a huge problem for US dairy products and businesses, and brings the industry thousands of dollars of losses each year. But there are other reasons why you shouldn’t find a milk crate on the street and take it home. Not only is it unfair, it is also illegal.

Can wooden crates be reused?

Wooden crates can be reused multiple times before being mulched at the end of their useful life. They are incredibly durable and can be used for a variety of purposes.

Can you paint wood crates?

Work in a well-ventilated area and cover the inventory with a cloth to protect it against paint and dirt. Polish the entire box with # 120, # 150, and # 180 grit sandpaper. After each grit, wipe off the sanding dust with a tack cloth.