How to make your own shelving out of wooden crates.
Crate Shelving is a budget friendly DIY project. This project came about for me last summer, I had moved from a place that had built in shelving that I was able to put my books on and add some décor. I had my box of books in the corner of my living room with nowhere to go. I searched Pinterest and found this crate project and thought genius. I went to Home Depot bought a few crates, a sponge tipped brush, and a dark stain/poly finish . I found Home Depot had the most reasonably priced unfinished crates. You will also need a clean tarp to work on. I started with the outside of the crate first and worked my way to the inside, this took a few hours. I let it air-dry outside for a few days, as the stain smell can be pretty strong. I repeated this with 4 crates. It’s a good way to stay organized and give the home a bit of a rustic feel. You can also add some pictures and accents to give it a more cozy feel.