How To Make Wood Crates
How to make wood crates is article about Plans bookmarked by wayne with ID 12939494835 was uploaded on 14-02-2019 and has been viewed 270,921 times.
This week, I'm continuing with the transformation of our guest bedroom into a craft room.My wife has a lot of knitting and quilting magazines and books that need a home, so we decided a bookcase was in order.
Since the design of this room and most of its colors are rather quirky, I knew I didn't want to make a standard bookcase, so decided to make wood crates and use them as a bookcase.I also thought this would be a good opportunity to bring some dark stained wood into the room as a visual break from all the bright colors.
These crates are quite simple to make and are very sturdy.I used 3.5″ (9 cm) wide pine boards for the slats and 3/4″ (19mm) plywood for the sides.CUTTING THE BOARDS All the boards are the same size, so I set up a stop block on my miter saw.
The fence on my saw isn't very long, so I extended it by clamping a board to it, and clamping a stop block to it.The actual measurements of these slat boards really isn't critical, just so long as they are all identical.
The only other wood to cut to size is the plywood for the crate sides.If you don't have...