Friday, November 5, 2010

A Great Crate

I used the leftover fence wood pieces I have had to make a crate. First a review of what I made with these free old fence boards:

A hanger thanger,
A message center,

A table/bench,

 an entry bench.

And now a crate. 
I started with these pieces, 4 2x4's for the corners, 4 long pieces and 4 short pieces.
I screwed the short pieces to the narrow sides of the 2x4's.
I then screwed the long pieces to make a cube with out a top or bottom (and surprise, surprise, I forgot to take anymore process pictures).
I used the very last of the fence boards for the bottom--One was split and not as wide which made it so 3 fit perfectly.
I then added some fancy handles--I love the rustic wood with the dressier handles.  I still may stencil some French words on it, not sure about that, what do you think? 
I also need to wax it, but didn't have that in me tonight.
Find more great ideas at Funky Junk Interiors and at Be Different, Act Normal..


  1. Those are all really beautiful projects, put the towel rack is AWESOME! I am so going to use that idea in our new house!

    And I am going to feature it on my blog tomorrow!

  2. All of these things are amazing! I love your style and I love what you've done with something that someone else might have thrown away.

  3. Great stuff you have got going on at your house.

  4. Oh my word, I love all of those projects! You did an awesome job!

  5. What a creative and fun home you have. I love the towel rack. So cute!

  6. Great ideas! No wood is safe with you around!! ;)

  7. You have done some great projects here...and all of them cute and useful. Perfect!

  8. Well, the hanger thanger was my fav until now. I love the crate!! Becky, you are amazing.

  9. So cool Becky! Love all the rustic charm you have here! I can't wait to attempt for some good old fashioned crate making myself. :)


  10. Becky,
    You have certainly made good use out of that fence! I think my faves are the towel hanger and the bench and...can I add one more? the crate! I love how you added the fancy handles. I think the french word idea would be perfect! Thank you for hosting the party and for taking the time to leave a sweet comment on my blog! :)

  11. f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s.l.y creative!

  12. Wow! Now that's thinking outside the box, er, I mean crate!! My very favorite it your message center, it's awesome! And I love your hanger "thanger" too! The color you painted it is wonderful!!

  13. What great stuff. I love your style. My favorite is the message center!

  14. Lovin that towel rack idea... you are very clever...great projects you've created here!

  15. Hi. Just found your blog. I look forward to reading more.
    ~ Julie

  16. Just love the rustic look you give things.....great the message center....Greg


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