Wood crates can often be found on the roadside with books or produce inside for free, and while you probably never gave them a second glance, they can be used to make some pretty spectacular things with a bit of ingenuity. A number of crafty people have posted their plans to the Internet. They’ve all got their own flair to them, but almost ubiquitously, they’re awesome creations that would add a lot to any space.
The photos in this set show how My Anything & Everything DIY Blog turned a set of four crates from Michaels into a chic coffee table that anyone would be proud to own.
Each crate is laid on its side after being stained. Underneath, there’s actually a board of plywood, so not only is the hole in the middle a functional storage space — there are wheels that make this table easy to move. Upcycle explains how to make the base very easily, and WoodLogger also shares a video on how to make this beautiful crate table on YouTube.
Once she’s done with the whole process, it’s pretty incredible to see how she made something so modern looking with some basic crates from an arts and crafts store.
Have you ever done a DIY project using wood crates like these? Would you ever give this project a try? Let us know in the comments, and when you’re done, share the photos with your friends on Facebook. They might be even more inspired by it than you were!