Rolling Crate Storage

3 Materials
1 Hour

We do not have much storage in our guest bathroom, so we keep all the towels and washcloths in the linen closet in the hall. I decided to use the two wooden crates to make a rolling storage cart that I can fill with towels and toiletries when we have guests.


Rust-Oleum Varathane wood stain in Bleached Blue

Scrap wood

(2) Wooden crates

(4) screws 

(4) Casters with rubber wheels

(16) nuts/bolts or screws (to attach the casters)

I used Rust-Oleum wood stain in Bleached Blue, which matches the color scheme in the bathroom. I just applied one coat to achieve a weathered look.

Once the crates were dry, I assembled them by attaching them to each other on one of the long sides. To make the crates more sturdy, I placed a piece of 1x1 on both sides of the top underside of the bottom crate to have something to screw into. Pre-drill your holes prior to attaching the casters, so you do not split the wood. Attach the casters at each outside edge of the crate for stability.

This rolling storage crate shelf fit perfectly in the corner by the shower and can be rolled out of the way, when it is not needed. 

Suggested materials:
  • 2 wooden crates   (Craft Store)
  • Paint   (Craft store)
  • Castors   (Home Depot)
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