DIY Crate Side Table...

Here's a classic DIY project - turn a crate into a mini side table.
Take one old crate and paint it white (or whatever colour takes your fancy!)

In a previous life this crate was purple and was a storage box for children's story books.
I inserted a new piece of wood to the table top.
And then painted it.
You'll need a set of four swivel castors...

These quality mini industrial look castors are from Bunnings, and unbelievably were cheaper than the cheap looking plastic model!
Use a pen to mark the screw holes at each corner of your crate.

Then hammer a slim nail a way into the marks.

This makes it easier to get the screw started and screwed on.
Screw on your castors.
Use as a portable drinks table, a display table, in the home or on the porch

- you can tuck some magazines in the cubby. Another idea is to use the crate table as a games table, using the cubby as a games storage shelf. Perfect for the summer deck! I've used mine to store art books in my studio.
Tracey Lee Cassin
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  • Joyce Joyce on Dec 28, 2016
    Gotta do this; I'm currently using couple of office baskets to keep my magazines in and this looks so much better! Thanks.

  • Jjqq Jjqq on Jun 29, 2017
    love it --and especially the wheels to move it around and use anywhere--great idea