DIY Galvanized Wood Crate

Hi there! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I’m back to share my latest project! I’ve been busy working on our office, trying to get things organized, and I couldn’t help but stop and look at the plain jane wood crates I’ve been seeing around. Problem was, they did seem a bit, well, plain. And then an idea struck and I couldn’t buy one of those crates fast enough…

DIY Galvanized Wood Crate



Here’s what I started with…

Wood Crate Basic, but really cute. First, I stained the entire crate with Early American by Minwax…

staining a wood crate Once the stain was dry, I applied dark finishing wax, also from Minwax…

Wood Crate with Galvanized Metal Ends Then, to give it a bit more personality, I had Anthony cut two pieces of galvanized metal to size for the ends. It’s handy being married to a welder! 😀

Galvanized Metal Wood Crate I simply marked the corners where I was going to attach them to the crate…

metal and wood crate Used a drill bit that fit my screws, and drilled each corner marking…

metal end wood crate Then, I placed the metal back onto the crate and pre-drilled the holes for the screws…

galvanized metal wood crate tutorial And with the holes ready, I added the screws to hold everything together…

DIY Galvanized metal wood crate With the first side done, I just flipped it over and did the exact same thing to the other side. Then, it was ready to use!

galvanized metal and wood storage crate The metal ends add just the right amount of character…

wood and metal storage crate Wood Crate with Galvanized Metal Ends And…. if you really wanted to personalize the ends, no problem…

chalkboard metal and wood crate A chalk pen works perfect and erases easily!

famrhouse wood crate How perfect would that be for organizing? Using the crate for towels or blankets? No problem, just write it on the box. Or, use stencils to transfer some of your favorite images….

DIY farmhouse wood and metal crate Yes, and Yes! I have a feeling a few more of these will be popping up all over the house… and suddenly, I’m ready to start organizing! Until next time… You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! And be sure to stop by The Wood Grain Cottage to say hi! Have a wonderful day!Main Signature

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