Vintage-style wooden crate

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Project by JustChet posted 04-19-2015 12:47 AM 979 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I make these wooden crates from leftover scrap wood from other projects. I simply shave my scraps into sizes that will work according to length & thickness, quickly sand them with 80 grit to knock of the worst “splinter makers”, and toss them into a box reserved for the parts. When the box gets full enough to make one or two (or 6), I just grab the brad nail gun, and “have at it”. They measure 16” by 16” by ~ 10 1/2” to 10 3/4” deep—depending on what I use for wood for the base boards. Hot seller locally. Thanks for looking!

-- Proudly creating designer firewood since 2010!

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#1 posted 04-19-2015 01:38 AM

They look very nice. You might want to consider routing hand holes in opposing sides to make them easier to carry.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 02:35 AM

I like it, handle holes or ropes would make it practical ,dont you think?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 04-20-2015 05:39 PM

Great use for scrap wood, how much can you sell them for?

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#4 posted 04-23-2015 12:16 AM

By virtue of the spacing of the scraps, there’s a sort of “built-in” handhold. It’s just a bit deceptive in the picture. In the same form as pictured, I get $15 a piece.

-- Proudly creating designer firewood since 2010!

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