19 Awesome Things You Can Make From Old Crates

Have some wood crates laying around and wondering what you can do with them? There are so many possibilities! You can transform crates into furniture, such as bookcases, tables and benches, or storage solutions, like toy boxes and stools, or simply use them as a nice piece of decor. Check out some of our favorite DIY projects below, and get ready to be inspired!



1. Stylish Desk Made from Wooden Crates

Stylish Desk Made from Wooden Crates

Stack and secure a few wooden crates to your preferred height and place your writing surface on the top. (via Desire To Inspire)

2. Mudroom Storage Crates

Mudroom Storage Crates

A stylish way to hide all your mudroom accessories. (Project details: The Rustic Willow)

3. Crate Buffet

Crate Buffet

(Project details: Rustique Restoration)

4. Crate Media Center

Crate Media Center

(via 99pallets)



5. Wooden Crate Bookshelf

Wooden Crate Bookshelf

Love to read? Stacked crates make cute library-like shelves. (Project details: Apartment Guide)

6. Crate Coffee Table

Crate Coffee Table

Nail together 4 crates to make a cool coffee table. (Project details: Instructables)

7. Colorful Wood Crate Bookcase

Colorful Wood Crate Bookcase

This colorful bookcase is a must have for any child’s room. (Project details: What Does She Do All Day)

8. Storage Ottoman

Storage Ottoman

Spice up your living room with a fun ottoman with tons of storage. (Project details: Mon Makes Things)

9. Moveable Toy Storage Crates

Moveable Toy Storage Crates

These crates will make cleaning up toys so much easier. (Project details: A Bubbly Life)

10. Crate Turned Into Key Holder

Crate Turned Into Key Holder

(Project details: Kammy’s Korner)

11. Crate Bench

Crate Bench

Add seating and storage to your home by building a bench from 3 wood crates. (Project details: Operation Home)

12. Crate Storage Coffee Table and Stools

Crate Storage Coffee Table and Stools

Here is another way to make an awesome coffee table from crates. (Project details: Her Tool Belt)

13. Rustic Pet Bed

Rustic Pet Bed

Turn a simple wooden crate into a custom pet bed! (Project details: The Inspired Hive)

14. Crate Linen Cabinet

Crate Linen Cabinet

This cabinet gives a perfect shabby chic touch to any room but especially to the bathroom. (Project details: Gingerly Made)

15. Vintage Crate Plant Display Stand

Vintage Crate Plant Display Stand

(Project details: Design Sponge)

16. Wooden Crate Toilet Paper Storage Unit

Wooden Crate Toilet Paper Storage Unit

Screw a vintage license plate onto crate and you have your own vintage TP holder. (Project details: Funky Junk Interiors)

17. Colorful Wooden Crate Shoes Storage

Colorful Wooden Crate Shoes Storage

Paint some crates your favorite colors and mount them on a wall as shoe cubbies. (via Emerald Interior Design)

18. Crate Hot Wheels Storage for Kids

Crate Hot Wheels Storage for Kids

Here’s a fun way to store and display Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars. (Project details: Frugal Fun For Boys)

19. Beautiful Crate Planter

Beautiful Crate Planter

Convert wooden crates into sweet planter boxes to grow veggies, herbs and flowers. (via Theverden)




19 Awesome Things You Can Make From Old Crates

3 Comments

  1. Zequek Estrada

    I love the crate coffee table. It’s cute and fashionable. I love learning ways to recycle and reuse unique items like wooden crates.

  2. siaosi

    The styles these days shows a lot of focus on wooden boxes. I would love to get some so that I can decorate my kids bedroom with them. I would love to do some of these shelves that are shown here.

  3. Sarah Smith

    I love the idea of decorating with crates. Making a storage ottoman is a great idea, since it will hold a lot of stuff. Another thing you can make with crates is a small garden area to place on your porch.

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