This crate coffee table is that winning combination of gorgeous and functional. We love the beautiful wood and ample storage space. Even better is the fact that this baby is on casters for easy maneuvering!
While we sure do love us some pallet coffee tables, perhaps your living room calls for something a bit smaller? This wine crate coffee table is just the thing to sort you out. It even has a groovy space in the middle for floral arrangements. The more functional user can stash TV remotes here instead and marvel at the ease of use.
- Stain your crates and allow them to dry.
- Build a frame for the base that you will secure the crates onto. Use two 1x2x6 boards and make a plus sign. Secure with two L shaped brackets as a border around the plus sign.
- Arrange your crates on the base with the crate opening facing outwards. Nail the crate to the wooden frame.
- Finish the hole in the middle with wood to fit.
- Screw the caster wheels onto place on the bottom of your new crate coffee table.
- Enjoy with good company.
Some users have expressed confusion at the construction of the base. We’ve now found a simpler alternative courtesy of Handimania.
Use a flat piece of plywood for the base the crates are adhered to. Secure the crates to the top of the plywood and the caster wheels to the bottom.
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50 Thoughts on Crate Coffee Table
This is the most beautiful upcycled coffee table I’ve ever seen. Thank u so much, incredibly creative!!!
I’m trying to find crates large enough
I found my crates at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.
Im 100% doing this!!
i am having a hard time figuring out how to make the “X” without one board being on top of the other & thus being uneven?? Help
You have to cut both boards where they cross each other taking out exactly half their width. This is not easy to do at home without an electric saw, I would advise using plywood instead
I’m making one this week but going to build the crates myself from reclaimed barn wood I’ve acquired then make the table. Can’t wait.
where can you even find crates so beautiful? the ones we get from our grocery stores when we buy bulk are so much smaller, unrefined and full of splinters…not to mention no where near as beautiful a wood as this
Try at a winery. Alternatively get ready to sand and seal the wood 🙂
We saw it and are in the middle of building it now . We went to an arts and craft store called michael’s.
I bought mine online from Home Depot
What size were.the crates all ones I find are only 9 1\2 inches high and can get eitth 18 or 27 in long 12 in wide
Thanks for sharing this coffee table, i like diy furniture. again thanks…
can someone explain building the bottom better for this old Gramma?? Thanks!
Hi Vernonia, the bottom is 4 caster wheels screwed into the crates. Does that help? Best, Judy
Could you take a picture of the underside of the base so that we can see how it is constructed?
This is a curated post so unfortunately we can’t help you out with that. If you’re looking for a simpler alternative construct the base from a flat piece of plywood. Drill the crates and caster wheels onto that. I’ve amended the post with a new image to illustrate.
Does anyone know what size caster wheels to use?
About how much stain (ounces) would be required for this?
What did you use to stain the table ? 🙂 Love the finished look !
Are the sizes of the crates 18 x 12.5 x 10? I would like to make it the same dimensions as this one and wasn’t sure if there are various sizes of crates that are made. Thank you
what are the final dimensions of this table?
Hi Claudia, that will depend on the size of the crates you are using.
I’d love to make one of these coffee tables. But where can I find the crates at?
Try second hand shops or craigslist
Home Depot or Micheals
Could even make end tables by cutting the crates down, or finding smaller crates, let you know how they turn out.
what i did for my end tables was put the crate bottom to bottom and stand them up.
OMG. I need that rug in my life!!! any ideas where its from? or where to get a similar one…
PS: the table is amazing.. I am in the process of recreating one in my home
did you ever find out? I want it
I just saw this on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. I think it would make a fantastic outdoor coffee table so I plan to put something in the middle that grows well outside and use it on my back porch. Love this idea!
What size crates did you use? The ones I’m finding seem to small to me. Joann”s, even home depot are all 18 x 12.5 x 9.5.
Please what size should the crates be in order to look like the one you made?
I was inspired by this table, but rather than crates, I built it out of cherry and Peruvian walnut (for the strips to resemble the gaps between slats). The top is a single solid surface made of 32 pieces glued together. Turned out very nice, but took a very long time to complete! Not exactly consistent with the “up cycle” idea, but still a nice piece of furniture.
What size are the casters?
Look for 2-3″ diameter casters
nobody answered the dimensions of the crates used for this project, does anyone got the answer? Thanks!!!!
Hi Adrianna, thanks so much for your feedback. It really does depend on the crates you are able to find as the plywood base can then be cut to size. We’re going to redo this post to clarify and make it easier for everyone trying to make this coffee table.
If you can just answer the size of the crates u used to build this table would be fantastic. I believe it’s only been asked like 5 times or more. The simple answer would just be the dimensions. Thanks
Hi Chris, I believe these crates are 13-inch x 18-inch x 10-inch
What are the crate dimensions?