DIY Crate Shelf

By: Bethany from
DIY Crate Shelf
DIY Crate Shelf
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This DIY Crate Shelf is one of the best simple DIY wood projects for easy home decoration. This double shelf works for any room in the house because it can be stained or painted to match the decor. This DIY wood project is so easy because it uses a basic wood crate as the base. All you need to do is add a few beautiful details, like thick rustic jute rope and more wood shelving, to make it a stand-out piece in your home.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueWood Crafts


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This basic idea could be easily modified to fit a more formal decor or even an urban look. It could be spray painted entirely, or just the outside, and the inside of the shelves could be lined in a floral or geometric wallpaper, or a contrasting color. Glass or acrylic shelves could make for an edgier look and may be easier to keep clean and would reflect light from above, if added. A battery operated spot light or two could highlight contents on the shelf if desired. Super idea!

I see these crates in so many places these days! I think this shelf idea is perfect for a bathroom done in an ocean theme! I can see it with a deck prism, shells and a sponge. The hanging rope adds to the nautical theme and is practical and attractive. You could also add some sea glass and a starfish to it. I really like the lighter color but you might want to add a clear coat of protectant if you 're using it in a bathroom.

I love this little shelf idea. Who does not love a little shelf that you can use to display something special to you. You can also personalize these so that you can give them to your kids for their room or as a gift to someone you love. Thanks for posting.

Easy. Cool. And it looks good to boot. Perfect.

This is just the cuuutest thing! It would look great on a gallery wall or with a nice wood staining on it. I'd probably hang this next to my front door and keep my "leaving the house" essentials in it!

So rustic!! LOVE!


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