50+ Projects to Make From Old Crates


50+ Ways to #Repurpose #Upcycle Old Crates @savedbyloves


This week’s 50+ brings you inspiration for putting old wooden crates to use.  It reminds me a lot of the 50+ wood pallet round-up, which isn’t surprising.  The major difference I see between the pallets and crates is that vintage crates can be pretty expensive, at least the ones I have seen.  Wood pallets, on the other hand, are abundant and usually free in these parts.  Lots of unique shelving and storage projects are included, along with some seriously outside of the box ideas.

Here are some of my favorites…

Much like the pallet round-up, Donna from Funky Junk Interiors dominates the vintage crate projects.  If you know Donna, you know that these wooden crate stairs scream Funky Junk Interiors.  While we are on the topic of FJI, lets get straight to my next favorite project from this list…

It is a super cool wooden crate toilet paper storage unit.  The rusty license plate tops it off perfectly.  What I wouldn’t give to let that girl loose in my house for a week of revamping, funky junk style.

Why not dispose of your empty wine crates by turning them into eco-chic, one of a kind flooring?  I would love this in my home!

3r_kitchen_cabinets from Apartment Therapy

Keep green living going in the kitchen with these repurposed wine crate cabinets spotted at Apartment Therapy.  There you will find the step by step how to!

This upcycled wooden crate coffee table on Etsy is making me drool.  At $200, I think it is time to hack, but if you can afford it, go for it.

On to the full roundup!


  1. Oh wow! Where do I begin…all I can say is I have crate console, flooring, and kitchen envy right about now :)


  2. Thanks for including my linen cabinet in your round up. LOVE the other projects! I’m going to have to find more crates. :)

  3. Great roundup! I always loved those stairs of Donna’s at FJI. I have a Coke bottle crate that I used as a planter in my garden, and the post was so popular. I have some Coke bottles in it, and then planted some peppermint petunias in some random holes. I agree with you – good crates for cheap are a lot harder to come by. I have a driveway full of palettes.

  4. This is my favorite 50+ so far! These are all amazing – great finds!

  5. I need to get some crates! I love Donna’s stairs…already one of my favorites :)

  6. I’ve been hunting for palettes but I need to switch to crates! Thanks Johnnie!

  7. Thank you for featuring my wine glass storage crate =)

  8. I have a tiny strawberry crate that I use to put olive oils, vinegar & different salts by my glass-ceramic hob.

  9. My favorite of the wine crate projects are the flooring ones. Tough project but looks so cool! That upcycled Etsy coffee table is great too.

    If your looking for wooden wine crates or wine boxes for similar projects go to Winepine.


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