Make the most of a wine obsession by constructing a wine crate coffee table. I guarantee you'll save loads of dollars from this upcycling project.
Wine Crate Coffee Table | An Affordable And Rustic DIY
My wife, Lauren, loves hosting wine and cheese parties so we’ve accumulated quite a number of wine crates in our garage. Recently, I decided to make use of them by DIY-ing a wine crate coffee table. I’ve got to say, it fits in perfectly in our rustic home.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the wine crate coffee table:
- 4 wooden crates
- Scrap wood for legs (Preferably 20″ long)
- Wood stain
- Hammer and nails
Step 1: Sand The Crates And Scrap Wood
Prep the crates by rubbing sandpaper on both the outside and inside of the wooden crates. Doing this will reduce any nasty splinter accidents.
Step 2: Stain The Crates And Scrap Wood
Once the wooden pieces are smooth, grab a paintbrush and apply a coat or two of your preferred wood stain. If you’re in a hurry, I recommend using a water-based stain as this will dry quicker than an oil-based stain.
Step 3: Cut The Legs
Cut the scrap wood to your preferred leg length. If you’d like to follow this tutorial, measure out 5” for each leg and cut accordingly.
Step 4: Attach Crates Together
Assemble the crates by overlapping one side of a crate with the bottom of another. Once you’re done, keep them in place with the help of a hammer and some nails.
Step 5: Make A Base In The Middle
To make a base in the middle, place hooks in the 4 corners of the coffee table’s inner space. Then, lay on a piece of cardboard. This will act as the base for your rocks or any other accents you’d like.
Tip: If you'd prefer a sturdier middle base, you may opt to use water plywood instead.
Step 6: Attach The Legs
Attach the legs to the wine crate coffee table with the help of wood glue. Don’t forget to wipe off any excess glue if you find any on the sides.
And there you have it!
Now, you’ve got a wine crate coffee table to rival the ones being sold out in the market. Feel free to decorate the coffee table with succulents, vases, and other centerpieces you can think of.
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To be honest, I never thought I’d be this happy with our wine crate coffee table. It's surprising because I've gotten loads of praises and even a couple of orders for it. All in all, this project was a complete win. I got to make my wife happy and I get to earn money with my DIY project.
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