To add to the various uses of old crates, here are three other ideas. Perhaps one will help inspire you to repurpose a vintage soda crate or two. Storage, with cigar box drawers and spool knobs, via CigarBoxGuitar.com End table, from JoyfulHouseFarms on Etsy Spice rack, via Nine Red Have you spotted different crate-reuse examples you think we should know about?
Cigar Boxes + Soda Crate + old thread spools = DIY storage bin
Pink Chippy Table...want this for my desk in Dawnland!
DIY whimsical pinwheel wall that actually spins! Such a fun idea, and it's SO inexpensive to make!
Cast Iron Twine Holder with Scissors