Magnolia Garden Crate Tray

9 Materials
$12
2 Hours
Easy

This crate is beautiful, but I just was not willing to pay that price. I decided to just go ahead and make my own for a fraction of that price.I used wood I already had on hand, and used cloth wire mesh as the bottom- all set! Let me know what you think- the one for sale for $64 or my DIY one? Here's how I made it.

First, you need to cut the wood to size.

4 2x2” cut at 4 1/2 ins


2 1x3” cut at 24”


3 1x3” cut 16 1/4”


You'll also need some cloth wire mesh - 24”x16”

Once you have cut all your wood you’ll need a nail gun to assemble it.

Nail together with the 24” being your front and add 16” to the side. Place it behind and nail it in. You want to make sure you do not see the side boards from the front.

Next place your 2x2” in all four corners and the center and apply the center support. Use a clamp and to pull both sides in tight and nail together.

Once all the pieces are attached, apply a stain.

And then let it dry.

Last step- turn it upside down and using your stapler (I used Robi hand held one) to attach the wire cloth mesh

And it looks great!

I added a final touch by making a vinyl stencil with my Cricut.

In total it only cost me around $10-$12! Not bad!

Magnolias And mine! So if you don’t have $64 and are looking for a very close look I think this project nails it! What are your thoughts?

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Paula Ball
    on Feb 5, 2019

    What is the purpose of this crate? Is it functional or decorative?

  • Rosy
    on Feb 6, 2019

    Isn't this made from a rabbit type wire and not chicken wire.

    • Dale
      on Nov 7, 2019

      Some might think "any small type wire is chicken wire," and that is why articles like this can (should) educate readers. The wire used by the author is a type of wire that is called hardware cloth. It is, as other respondent's have stated, different than chicken wire.

  • Donna
    on Feb 13, 2019

    What is it? I don’t get it-

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