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Project

Garden-Shed Crate Cabinets

Created By: Helen Norman, Raymond Hom

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Stack them horizontally and vertically, using some as bases to vary heights.

  2. Step 2

    Once you've established a layout, connect crates with wood screws and collars near the corners.

  3. Step 3

    Use cup hooks to hang smaller items, such as trowels, funnels, and scissors. If your need for storage grows, you can easily reconfigure the system.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2009

Reviews (10)

  • ghetto15 15 May, 2012

    I called a few liquor/beverage places and found these wooden boxes at Sal's Beverage World for $2.00. I love them!

  • slcgreer 15 May, 2012

    These crates can be found for $10.00 at Michaels Craft Stores. I use them throughout my house and you can add casters to them as well. They are unfinished pine and can be painted however you like.

  • tiffster 5 Mar, 2010

    I'm wondering where you get the crates?? You could paint them even, and then destress them down with sandpaper.

  • Deborahkenyon 5 Mar, 2010

    I use wooden crates for my house plants,they look great.

  • HolisticAngel 4 Mar, 2010

    hi amybdesigns, they might have removed the photo, the link says 'page not found'. i have an outdoor patio, on a 3rd floor level condo, and i would like to use as a gardening area. the crates look nice, but it doesn seem to "mesh". i am wondering how to make my samll space nice looking, like above.

  • MaryCarel 4 Mar, 2010

    I've used various vintage crates as cookbook bookcases for years. I've used everything from soda to beer to ball bearing cases and even a dynamite case. If I need more room, I just add one or two more..

  • MaryCarel 4 Mar, 2010

    I've used various vintage crates as cookbook bookcases for years. I've used everything from soda to beer to ball bearing cases and even a dynamite case. If I need more room, I just add one or two more..

  • amybdesigns 23 Apr, 2009

    This photo looks like one by Paul Outerbridge I saw at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Look at link:
    http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/outerbridge/31277501.html

  • amybdesigns 23 Apr, 2009

    This photo looks like a Paul Outerbridge photo I saw at the Getty museum in LA. Look at this link:
    http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/outerbridge/31277501.html

  • vjheitz 23 Apr, 2009

    nm