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wine crate bookshelf: super awesome idea. i have friends who buy the empty wine crates from Sam's/COSTCO, so i'll bet i could get enough to make a couple of these fairly cheaply. i've also seen this as a floating headboard/bookshelf above a bed for book/alarm clock/tchotchke storage or display
Bread Crate Display Shelf Tutorial by Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl
I have several soda crates...Not as big but still might be just perfect in our hallway half bath!
I love the idea of using crates made from reclaimed wood to keep things like throw pillows, cushions or blankets easily available but organized. Only two challenges: (1) where to find them (or how to make them) and (2) making sure they're totally sanded down everywhere to avoid splinters from injuring anyone or catching on the threads/fabrics of the items contained in the crates.
Rustic wooden box~ fix up an old box, paint it, sand it to look rustic and add old belts as the handles.