DIY: Crate Bookshelf

July 27, 2014
Make This Crate Bookshelf | MrsAmberApple

Make This Crate Bookshelf | MrsAmberApple

I’ve wanted to replace our bookshelf for awhile. I couldn’t find anything I really liked until I found these crates at Michael’s. I was the girl in the middle of the aisle stacking crates to see if it would work and imagining how it would look. It looked great so I bought six and this is what I did:

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I did one coat of ebony wood finish. *If you like this wood finish don’t stir the can, if you do your finish will be black and not rustic. Allow a few days to fully dry and then BAM! You have a new bookshelf.

DIY Bookshelf | MrsAmberApple
DIY Crate Book Shelf | MrsAmberApple

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I’m so happy with the way it turned out. There’s nothing like a small library in your living room to make it cozy, but you don’t have to make this a bookshelf, you could display anything you like. Happy nesting!

*You should also check out DIY Floating Crate Shelves!

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  • Reply Jane July 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Love the idea. How expensive are the crates?

    • Reply Amber Apple July 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Thank you! Each crate was $13 :) Michaels usually have coupons every week!

  • Reply Anna Hendrickson August 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I think I’m going to buy some of these and make nightstands. Two stacked for each one? I’ll have to see the crates in person to be sure. Hopefully my Michaels has them! ^_^

    • Reply Amber Apple August 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

      That’s a great idea and would look lovely. I used another crate recently to hold our vinyl’s, they’re very useful!

    • Reply Amber Apple August 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Oh fun! I recently did a night standish diy with crates, I’m sharing it on Monday! I think two stacked would look lovely. Walmart also sells these crates!

  • Reply Sureshi Jayawardene September 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Did you simply stack the crates or, did you use liquid glue or screws to attach the crates to one another? Was it sturdy enough this way?

    • Reply Amber Apple September 7, 2015 at 10:27 am

      I stacked the crates. The weight of all of my books help secure the crates in place :)

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