Wood crates can be found in many home. They are perfect for making of all kinds of furniture. Take a look at these DIY wood crate projects, which are so versatile, functional and decorative for your house and yard.
DIY: PVC Pipe Shoe Storage - so fun and so simple, could easily spray paint or cover in fabric or paper too. maybe a horizontal layout of two rows or something. I think this would be good for garage "yard shoes" storage