This might be the easiest piece of furniture you ever build! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5 large crates ($11.97 each from Home Depot)
- Stain or paint of your choice (I used (Purdy brushes are the best!)
- Drop cloth (To stain or paint the crates on.)
So, how to build a bookshelf? Give each crate 2 coats of stain with a paintbrush. The end! Well, then decide how you want to stack them. Now, if you have small children, I would recommend screwing the crates together and attaching them to the wall. But, if you don’t have kids (or pets), they are sturdy enough on their own. I also like the idea of not screwing them together so that you can easily rearrange the shape whenever you’d like! I did not screw them together for the Celebration of Service event since kids do not live in the Hutchinson’s home.
Here is the crate storage solution all set up in John’s new bedroom! Cleary the walls still need a little paint and the outlet covers needs to be screwed back on, but you get the point.
I wanted to show you a few more ways you could possibly arrange the 5 crates. Here’s a stair step idea that stores all things Maxwell.
And here are the 5 crates stocked with shoes. Maybe for a closet, laundry room, or entry way?
And a simple square 4 crate option, just for fun!
I’m excited to share more details about the Celebration of Service and exactly what we did to improve the function and beauty of their home next week! Oh and have you ever made crate furniture? I’d love to hear!
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