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Leaning Crate Shelf

  • December 15, 2014
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Leaning Crate Shelf created from the Large and Small Wooden Crates sold at The Home Depot is a unique addition to rustic or transitional decor. With just a few wood cuts and assembly using wood screws, this leaning shelf can be created in about an hour. Decorated with books and small decorative items, the Leaning Crate Shelf would look great in a living or family room. Or used in a large master bathroom, it would make a great option for linen and tissue storage. The various storage areas might also make an interesting pantry display for canned goods and vegetables.

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      • (8) LARGE WOODEN CRATES 18" X 12.5" X 9.5" (HOME DEPOT SKU #203153338)
      • (7) SMALL WOODEN CRATES 11.75" X 9.5" X 4.75" (HOME DEPOT SKU #203651416)
      • (2) WOOD BOARDS CUT TO 72” X 7-1/4” X 1”
      • (1) WOOD BOARD CUT TO 46” X 8-1/4” X 1”
      • (42) 1-1/2” WOOD SCREWS
      • (1) MEASURING TAPE
      • OPTIONAL: (2) QTS VARATHANE KONA STAIN AND POLYURETHANE OR OTHER PAINT/STAIN OF CHOICE
  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Cut sideboards as shown in Step 1 image.

    2. Step: 2

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      Measure 16” down from top of sideboard and align crates so they are parallel

    3. Step: 3

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      Screw large crates into side boards using wood screws

    4. Step: 4

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      Screw 2 horizontal small crates into a vertical small crate so that the top is flush

    5. Step: 5

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      Slide remaining 4 small crates into gap between large crates stepping outward 1” each time

    6. Step: 6

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      Screw small crates into large crates using wood screws

    7. Step: 7

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      Screw top board (46” x 8-1/4” x 1”) into the side boards

    8. Step: 8

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      Reinforce top board by screwing top small crates into the bottom of the top board shelf with wood screws

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    By tad54, on January 30, 2015

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Leaning Crate Shelf

by Crates & Pallet
Dec 15, 2014
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Leaning Crate Shelf created from the Large and Small Wooden Crates sold at The Home Depot is a unique addition to rustic or transitional decor. With just a few wood cuts and assembly using wood screws, this leaning shelf can be created in about an hour. Decorated with books and small decorative items, the Leaning Crate Shelf would look great in a living or family room. Or used in a large master bathroom, it would make a great option for linen and tissue storage. The various storage areas might also make an interesting pantry display for canned goods and vegetables.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
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    Cut sideboards as shown in Step 1 image.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge cde9e1ea 0020 4488 8187 c62b7816fe26

    Measure 16” down from top of sideboard and align crates so they are parallel

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 90fa0c9b 4a45 4f94 a0a9 a4323ba714eb

    Screw large crates into side boards using wood screws

  4. Step: 4
    Huge bc5a774f db94 48b1 8480 dac121fbc802

    Screw 2 horizontal small crates into a vertical small crate so that the top is flush

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 92fc8641 98e3 4c21 84ec 633ff7e1b60b

    Slide remaining 4 small crates into gap between large crates stepping outward 1” each time

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 669777cf ac8f 4dd7 ae39 1c24af3fdb68

    Screw small crates into large crates using wood screws

  7. Step: 7
    Huge ee0e3247 8a8e 4bec b6a7 4ef210aafcac

    Screw top board (46” x 8-1/4” x 1”) into the side boards

  8. Step: 8
    Huge f9f8179b e6bd 4125 9b55 0938e1b2c9e8

    Reinforce top board by screwing top small crates into the bottom of the top board shelf with wood screws