How to build an Antique Crate

I am excited to show you how to build an Antique Crate today!

How to build an Antique Crate, free plans MyLove2Create
I am seriously obsessed with crates...I can't get enough of them, which is why I am sharing yet another.  The struggle is real!

If you saw my Master Bedroom Reveal then you got a sneak peek of this cutie already.

I am sharing the full picture tutorial over at Remodelaholic so hop on over to get all the details and tips and tricks to make this build even easier!

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Supplies:

1- 5/8'' x 5 1/2'' x 6' cedar fence picket
1- 5/8" x 3 1/2'' x 6' cedar fence picket
1- 1'' round wood dowel
1 1/2'' finish nails
Nail Gun
jigsaw
Miter Saw or Circular Saw
Wood Glue
stain/paint for desired finish

Cut List:
2- 5/8'' x 5 1/2'' x 13'' Tall Sides (see below for jigsaw cuts)
1- 5/8'' x 5 1/2'' x 15'' Bottom
2- 5/8'' x 3 1/2'' x 16'' Long Sides
1- 1'' dowel cut to 15'' Handle

Step 1: Cut tall sides with a jigsaw

Once you have cut all your boards to the correct length, take a jigsaw and cut your tall sides as shown below.
How to build an Antique Crate, free plans MyLove2Create
Step 2: Attach tall sides to bottom

Using wood glue and 1 1/2'' finish nails attach the tall sides to the bottom board.
How to build an Antique Crate, free plans MyLove2Create
Step 3- Add dowel handle

Attach the dowel to the top of your tall sides with wood glue and 2'' finish nails.  Or you can pre-drill holes and attach with a 1 1/2'' screw on both sides.
How to build an Antique Crate, free plans MyLove2Create
Step 4- Add long sides

Add the long sides with wood glue and 1 1/2'' finish nails making sure to nail into the sides and bottom.
How to build an Antique Crate, free plans MyLove2Create
Step 5- Finish as desired and Enjoy!

Don't forget to visit Remodelaholic for the tutorial!  And check out the YouTube Video!
Hugs!
Mindi
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