a Crate for my wife

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Project by distrbd posted 02-28-2015 08:00 PM 1666 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I were browsing in a store called Home Sense when she spotted a vintage looking crate on display,so she asked you could make one like that for me couldn’t you?
Yes Dear.
A day or so later this is what I came up with,I know it’s nothing fancy and looks crude but I have been out of my shop for a while and I needed something simple to get me going .
Thanks for looking.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 09:40 PM

cool piece… what did you use for the lettering?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 02-28-2015 09:59 PM

Thanks Dan’num,I used a ready made stencil,the black paint is chalkboard paint.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 02-28-2015 10:06 PM

good work. Something I’d like to make someday.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 02-28-2015 10:29 PM

OKay bud what are you going to fill it with ? Now don’t be telling us your going to give it over to your sweet darling empty.Eh? LOL sweet box I remember these when I was a young boy filled with soft drink bottles or similar.Alistair ps how did you come up with the stenciling idea?

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 02-28-2015 10:33 PM

Nice project and well done….I read the title and had to think for a minute what you were going to do with your wife…a crate for my wife?

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#6 posted 02-28-2015 10:54 PM

Hobby Loby and Mikel’s ain’t got nothing on you!
Good job.

Did you take a chain to it to rough it up a little?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 03-01-2015 12:00 AM

LOL,I feel uncomfortable replying here because it’s like I’m purposely adding more comments to my projects but what the heck:
Alistair,she’ll use it to keep her pictures,files,stuff like that,the stencil was used to make it look like a wine crate.
Red,not big enough crate,lol.
Stringer,I did a bit of “stressing” on the box,the wood would have been too clean looking otherwise..
Thank you all,who would have thought I would get this many comment for a simple project.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 03-01-2015 11:28 AM

neat Ken! my SO found crate storage to hang on a bathroom wall…may have to see if i can find some scrap and follow your lead!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#10 posted 03-01-2015 12:24 PM

Well done I like the box and the table its sitting on.

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#11 posted 03-01-2015 01:14 PM

This’ll work. Looks gr8 and rustic. I like how you did the lettering as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 03-01-2015 04:15 PM

I was wondering how you were going to fit your wife into that box, or maybe you traded her for it? LOL

Just kidding! I think it’s awesome!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 03-01-2015 05:43 PM

“a Crate for my wife” will she fit in it? lol.
Where did you find the lettering?

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#14 posted 03-01-2015 06:08 PM

I have been making very similar crates (on casters) for easy access storage under my husband’s work benches, but I’ve been unsure how to size the hand holes. I tried a 1 3/4” hole saw (two holes connected with a jig saw) but I wasn’t sure that wasn’t too big. Would you add a picture showing the side as I think your’s looks great. Thanks.

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#15 posted 03-01-2015 06:37 PM

Thank you all for your comments.
CTW,I had made about 20 of these crates for my son’s wedding(flower pots)of different sizes,the hand holes should be in proportion to the size of the crates,I ended up making a jig for 2 sizes,then used a router to cut them out.
For this project I used the bigger hole.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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