DYI Crate Shelves

Hey Guys! I have another quick post for you. So last week I took off to prepare for a craft fair I had on Saturday. After the craft fair was done and I started to clean my office on Sunday, I decided to create a shelving base. I have crates I use in my craft fairs and I thought it would be a great idea to have a base and I can add crates to.

To get started you’ll need the following:

  • Crates
  • Board
  • Feet
  • Wood Glue
  • Screws
  • Screw Driver/Drill
  • Stain (optional)


To start I added the feet to the base. In order to make sure that each foot was equally spaced, I measured 1.5 inches each way, and mark the spot to drill. I then drilled a hole for each of the feet.


Once all of the holes were drilled, I then screwed the feet in place to make sure the holes were big enough. I stained each foot, and when dry, I attached each foot, and secured with wood glue.


Next I stained the base and each crate. I used Minwax Espresso stain. This is one of my favorite stain colors.


After letting the stain was dry for a bit, I applied glue to each of the crates and set a weight on each to hold the crates in place, while the glue dried.


Using my trusty DeWalt drill, I drilled pilot holes and then screwed four screws into each crate, to secure it to the base.


The base is done. I can add additional crates as I choose. I will need to stain the rest of my crates to match. but for the time being I am leaving them natural. The base is about two inches deeper than the crates. However, I do like that it’s a little deeper. I can add more crates as needed. For the time being, I have the additional crates stacked on top. they aren’t secure for easily removal.


Now I have a place to store some of my larger flowers, supplies, and items used for photography staging.

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