diy wooden crate

Happy Wednesday, guys! Jamin here today with a little post – a really a simple project to tackle and  a great one for beginners. It’s kinda like a jigsaw puzzle, once you know the pattern, it’s an easy peasy project with great storage.

So let’s get to the things you’ll need.

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Supply list (for one crate)

• (1) 1 x 12 x 3 • (1) 1 x 2 x 8 • (2) 1 x 6 x 6

1 box of #6 1 & 1/4  inch wood screws

• drill • drill bits • miter saw or some type of saw to cut the wood.

Cut list (for one crate)

• cut the 1 x 12 down to 16 inches • cut both 1 x 6′s down to (2) 16 and (2) 12 & 1/2

• cut the 1 x 2 into (8) 11 inch pieces

Now that all the pieces are cut, let’s get building.

To start, gather (2) 1 x 6′s cut to 16 inches (2) 1 x 6′s cut to 12 & 1/2 inches and all (8) of your 1 x 2′s. Line the edge of the 1 x 2 up with the edge of your 12 & 1/2 inch 1 x 6 and screw it in using a 1 & 1/4 inch screw. Repeat this on both sides so that both 1 x 6′s cut to 12 & 1/2 inches have (2) 1 x 2 secured on them.

building_a_handmade_crate Slide the 16 inch 1 x 6 in between the (2) pieces you just completed, and from the inside screw them to the 1 x 2. Do this on both sides.

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Next, take your other (4) 1 x 2′s and screw them to the boards. Do this in the same manner that you did before.

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No slide in your remaining (2) 1 x 6′s cut to 12 & 1/2 inches, as shown below and screw them into place. Do the same thing with the 1 x 6′s cut to 16 inches. Finally insert the 1 x 12 into the opening and level it with the bottom of your box. Screw it into place and most of the work is done.

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No simply paint your crates, drill a hole in the center and attach hardware. Repeat the process until you have all the crates your little heart desires.

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These crates are pretty sturdy, and very hefty. We keep them on the bottom of Emerson’s closet shelves for large items, so we don’t recommend stacking them in a high place. These also serve as the perfect floor crates for toys or whatever it is you want them to hold!

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Tada! There you have it. A simple DIY wooden crate. As always, let us know if you make it! Have an inspired day, friends!

Updated: To see the room reveal + the entire series of tutorials behind it, be sure to click here and check them out!


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10 Responses to diy wooden crate

  1. Tanya says:

    This is a great tutorial, I have always wanted to make some of these. Yours looked fabulous!!

    xo, Tanya

  2. JT says:

    I’ve been meaning to try this! :D

  3. Jenna says:

    These are precious. I love the two tone you did with these!

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  6. Chris says:

    I’m from the UK and have no idea what 1 x 12 x 3 means,,, what sizes are these pieces of wood?

  7. Sam says:

    Seems to be missing steps unless it is bottomless

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