17 135 56 » Chicken Crate Coffee Table Laura Blogger Madison, WI 07.21.15 17 135 56 » Turn an old chicken crate into an outdoor patio coffee table: http://www.theironstonenest.com/2012/05/chi.... Just a little something unexpected on your patio this summer!! See 0 More Photos Barbara John Westfield, NJ I have one of these I paid 10 bucks for at a flea market. I hung it from the ceiling with the bottom as the top and made a great pot rack out of it.. The door is able to open to store more things. I love it. Wish I could find a few more. [?] Bethany P Saint Petersburg, FL I got a chicken crate just like that for Christmas & immediately thought "table"! [?] Barb Fay Decorah, IA Laura, I had one on my patio and everyone loved it. Now I am making one into a coffee table, but a little 'fancier'. I have a lot of seashells and rocks I want to display- so I am putting an old wooden framed window shadow box on top! Can't wait! [?] Cat Cee Dayton, OH I would not have a used chicken crate in the house or around children, even if it's been cleaned. Especially if you have an autoimmune family member or visitor. Chicken poop is notorious for Histoplasmosis. Even if you aren't in an area that could be afflicted with Histo, there are other fungal diseases specific to your area, Blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, etc. I just don't think that they could be cleaned enough to be absolutely certain that no spores remain. Buy a new one. You'll pay a bit more but your family and friends will be safer. http://millsidefarm.com/shop/wooden-chicken-... [?] OhSally Lacey, WA I bought a turkey crate (just a bit taller than chicken crates) and used it as a coffee table for YEARS. I loved having the display space inside the crate and changed out the decor frequently. It was a lot of fun and definitely a conversation starter. My turkey cage was cleaned up and varnished which, I'm sure, sealed in any remaining "spores". Besides, I figure I don't drink, do drugs, drive fast, hang out on the "bad" side of town or pick up strange men so I've gotta die of SOMETHING. If I die from my decor, I guess that's just a chance I'm willing to take. A girl has to defy the Grim Reaper now and then. [?] [?] Advertisement Paint Can Transform... PVC and plumbing... Repurposed Furniture Makeovers Paint It!