13 Clever Ways To Repurpose Wooden Crates

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You know I am all up for a thrifty DIY project that gives an old item a new purpose. Wooden crates are inexpensive to purchase and there are different ways to obtain them. You can purchase them brand new at craft stores such as Jo-Ann and Michaels. They offer different sizes depending on your needs. You can also buy used or vintage crates at flea markets. You might even find them for free if you look around your home or ask your local grocery stores and home-improvement stores if they have any extra laying around.I found 13 different ways to repurpose wooden crates into amazing and functional furniture pieces that you can proudly display in your home. All these projects can be tweaked to fit your personal style by switching the fabric or paint.

Modern Hanging Shelf

via Brit + CoConvert the wooden crate into a simple yet stylish wall hanging shelf to display plants and knit knacks. 

Storage Table

via Little Red Brick HouseFollow this DIY to create a simple storage table from a wooden crate. You can never have too much storage right?

Coffee Table

via DIY Vintage ChicThis coffee table is perfect for those that love the vintage and industrial style. It is also on wheels, which makes it so much easier to move around.

Storage and Display for Toy Cars

via Frugal Fun 4 BoysLook how cute this is! It is such a fun idea to make a crate into a parking garage for toy cars.

Bathroom Storage

via Better Homes & GardensYou can create this vibrant bathroom storage by simply stacking a few wooden crates on top of each other and painting them your favorite colors.

Rolling Bathroom Storage

via The Home DepotSimilar idea to the last bathroom storage DIY, but this is on wheels and the crates are secured together.

Console Table

via Dwell BeautifulCreate a console/storage table for cheap with this DIY. It is perfect for storing and displaying books and plants.

Dog Bed

via The Inspired HiveHow cute is this pet bed made from a crate? I think it looks much better than most beds you can buy at pet stores!

Ironing Station

via Craftaholics AnonymousWhat a clever way to store and display your iron and ironing board! You can easily create this and set up an ironing station in the laundry room.

Toy Box with Cushion Bench

via This Little StreetHow perfect is this toy storage bin? I love how it is on wheels and has a cushion top to act as extra seating for the little ones.

Shoe Bench

via HandimaniaSimilar idea as the toy bin but just turn the bin side way to make it into a bench with storage for shoes. The cushioned top is perfect for you to sit on while putting on shoes!

Book Bin

via Family Love HomeDon't need the cushion top? Simply add wheels onto the crate to make it into storage for books!

Storage Coffee Table and Stools

via Her Tool BeltThis project definitely needs more work than the other ones but the end result is so worth it! The coffee table looks like it's store-bought, no one will know you made it yourself.


 Repurposing wooden crates and giving them a new purpose is not only environmentally friendly but also easy on your wallets. Are there any other wooden crate DIY that you love? Share with me in the comments. I would love to hear from you!

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