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3 Fun Ways To Upcycle Wooden Crates

There's so much more to these than you think


If you think old wooden pallets are nothing but waste timber, think again. From shoe storage and bed frames to window boxes and shelves—you can practically transform crates into anything. It's versatile enough to be remodeled and reconstructed into any shape and size that you need. 

To spark your creativity, we've rounded up three design ideas that we found online and added a few tips on how you can incorporate the look into your home!  

Main photos from: Vicky den Hertog via Pinterest and caminulcreativ

Let it double as a side table and magazine rack 

This is probably the easiest way to repurpose reclaimed wood! All you have to do is clean it and sand down any corners that are rough to avoid future splinters. Take it to the next level by accessorizing it with white decor pieces to keep the look streamlined. 

Photo from Vicky den Hertog via Pinterest. 

Convert it to a coffee table 

Have you scoured every retail store but you still haven't found the perfect coffee table? Or maybe you're just looking to give your home a more rustic-industrial vibe? Either way, you can consider building one from old pallet wood. Aside from being able to tailor the size to your space, you have the option to add in extra storage too! 

RL Tip: To help you get started, we found this step-by-step tutorial you can follow. 

Photo from NewsyTiffany via Pinterest. 

Turn it into cozy seating for your entertainment center

As adorable as bean bag chairs are for your home theatre, they could tear and sag in just a few years. Try going for something more sturdy like wooden crate chairs. Building it may require the help of a professional carpenter but that also means you can customize it according to your needs. Don't forget to add fluffy pillows and throws to make it extra snug. 

RL Tip: To make sure your seating cushions fit the frame, consider purchasing made-to-order pieces. Get them here

Photo from caminulcreativ

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