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DIY Crate Bookcase (Recycle)

There are a lot of DIY projects created using crates these days. What a great way to recycle! Just like DIY crate bookcase.

Crates are great for organization. They provide cheap and decorative storage solutions for your home.

Just like crate bookcase, magazine storage, table, basket and many more.

Brandon and Shelby did a terrific job utilizing these crates into making


DIY Crate Bookcase.


Shelby shares with us her story of how she found a whole pile of crates and bought them home.

A simple stain of your choice, brackets and scrap wood completes this project.

Here’s how it looks finished and decorated.


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Find more details to make DIY Crate Bookcase.


You can also use

Crates to make

 Wooden books storage

Stain and use plywood for sturdy bottom.

Use casters to make a movable books container for your living room.


A few more inspirations for using crates:

DIY Crates

diy crates



Paint the crates with bright colors. Pile them up to create a bookshelf for kids room.

I love how this can make a narrow corner in the room useful.



A simple bookcase created with crates of the same size piled up together.



Put the crate upside down. Makes a beautiful side table. Great for keeping books and table lamp.

(I would not remove the center bar from the crate, however).



This is my favorite DIY use of crates so far!

Four crates are joined beautifully with a tray in the center to keep decorative accents.

An effective coffee table.

Give it some legs of your choice and your have an extraordinary piece at home.

You can find these projects on pinterest.


I hope you enjoyed this inspirational project to recycle crates into organizing your home. Recycling is one of the best ways to make our planet happy. I always love environmental friendly projects just like Shelby crate bookcase. What about you?

Do you believe in recycling more? I believe the more you craft, the more you start saving stuff for re-utilizing at home!

If so what is your favorite recycling product?


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2 responses to “DIY Crate Bookcase (Recycle)”

  1. Karn says:

    At present I recycle commercial toilet paper and paper towel rolls into candles by covering them with paper whether card stock or strips of gift bags.

  2. I absolutely LOVE the way the crate bookcase looks!! So rustic and fun!! Great job!!!!!!

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