Wooden crates may seem plain at first glance, but don't be fooled. They're inexpensive, easy to get (you can find them at Walmart, Michaels and Kijiji) and a unique furniture option. Here are a few ways to repurpose crates, inspired by Pinterest.
Bar behind sofa to allow more seating. Works perfect in the basement family room. Table top is black hardwood flooring trimmed with crown molding. I bought adjustable legs at IKEA and painted them black.