How to Customize a DIY Wooden Storage Crate

Those wooden crates can never be a part of your living room? Or maybe yes? Build and customize a DIY Wooden Storage Crate, give it a polished look. Check out!

By using wood stain and cabinet hardware, you can build and customize a DIY Wooden Storage Crate.

Those wooden crates can never be a part of your living room? Or maybe yes? Build and customize a DIY Wooden Storage Crate, give it a polished look. Check out!

On our website (and in some stores), you can find unfinished wooden storage crates that are often handy for out-of-sight storage, like in a garage. But their unstained finish may not make them a great storage option for your living room. With a bit of stain and some cabinet pulls, however, we were able to customize a DIY wooden storage crate to give it a more finished look.

For this project, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • Small wooden storage crate
  • Wood stain
  • Cabinet pulls
  • Putty knife
  • Several varying grits of sandpaper or sanding blocks
  • Wood filler
  • Shims, paint stirrers, or scrap wood
  • Staining pads
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver

Step 1

Start by removing the sticker residue from the wood using a residue cleaner, and then sand the area thoroughly.

Step 2

Next, use a couple of small shims or scrap wood (I used cut pieces of paint stirrers) and gently tack them to the inside of the crate. Because you’ll be filling the hand hole with wood filler, you’ll want a flat, even surface on the inside of the hole to fill.

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