DIY Rolling Wood Crate - Pantry Floor Storage Idea

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I've been unhappy with the wasted space in my small pantry for years now, and a pantry remodel isn't in my budget, so I decided to do some research, and I found this idea on Pinterest. Today, I'm sharing how to make a DIY rolling wood crate that you can use on the pantry floor for organization and storage.

These wood crates are super sturdy and also a bit rough. It's a good idea to sand them with a 220 grit sanding pad before you finish them out and use them for storage in your pantry.

To finish these rolling wood crates, I used a gel stain called Picklin' White, but you can paint them as well. Normally I would wipe on the gel stain with a staining pad, but instead, I used a disposable chip brush to apply it to the unfinished wood. This made it easier to get between the slates.

Next, I wiped the picklin' white gel stain back with a soft cotton cloth to remove any excess. Super simple and quick. The gel stain has a strong odor so if you're doing this indoors, make sure you're in a well-ventilated area. And don't forget to wear your gloves.

This is what makes these DIY wooden rolling crates so amazing! I added these tiny swivel rollers to the bottom of each crate. It doesn't add a lot of height to the crates, which is good since I plan on using them on my pantry floor under the bottom shelf.

After adding the rollers to the wood crate, you won't need to do anything else. They are ready to use, but if you happen to have some cute hardware laying around, add them. L-O-V-E this project so much!

What would you use these DIY rolling wood crates?

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I paint furniture too!

xo, Do

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  • Sherry Sherry on May 12, 2021

    Where would I find wooden crates like you did for your pantry storage rolling boxes? That's so cleaver!

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  • Charlotte Koch Charlotte Koch on Apr 30, 2022

    Great Idea. I need to move things to my "she shed" and I have arthritis in my back. I'll just add a handle or rope and be able to to it without asking my husband. The cost is much less than buying a cart, and the smaller size will make it easier to navigate the house.

  • Bry Bry on Apr 30, 2022

    Much sturdier than plastic bins and rolling to boot! So nice that you have an actual pantry to organize. I'm envious!!!