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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

      Cut sideboards as shown in Step 1 image.

    2. Step: 2

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

    3. Step: 3

      Screw large crates into side boards using wood screws

    4. Step: 4

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

    5. Step: 5

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

    6. Step: 6

      Screw small crates into large crates using wood screws

    7. Step: 7

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

    8. Step: 8

      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

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

    Cut sideboards as shown in Step 1 image.

  2. Step: 2

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

  3. Step: 3

    Screw large crates into side boards using wood screws

  4. Step: 4

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

  5. Step: 5

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

  6. Step: 6

    Screw small crates into large crates using wood screws

  7. Step: 7

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

  8. Step: 8

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