Crate Coffee Table

Hello Everyone!  I am so excited to be guest posting today!  Thank you, Diana for having me!  My name is Tara – the girl behind Anything & Everything where I blog about everything from DIY projects, home decor, food & drinks, and anything in-between.  With my zest for life and my husbands passion for graphic design we are never at a loss for unique and entertaining ideas!  Don’t want to miss a thing?  You can always follow along here:

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I am so excited to be sharing my absolute favorite project to date!  My Crate Coffee Table!  This unique and quaint coffee table is easy to make, and also very functional as it has rolling wheels, and storage space.  Yay for storage space!  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments, and thank you for viewing!

With over a year of wanting to redecorate my living room, I am finally getting around to it!  We all know it can get pretty expensive when redecorating any room in your house, especially new furniture.  I knew that I wanted a new coffee table, but was not going to spend an arm and a leg on a new one.  So I made one using wood crates!  I found my crates at Michaels.  I was able to use a 50% off coupon on each of them, making them about $7.50 each.

   I am very happy with how my Crate Coffee Table turned out, and am excited to share it with all of you!


Crate Coffee Table


  • wood crates
  • 1 piece heavy duty plywood
  • 1 can of wood stain
  • foam or paint brush for stain
  • caster wheels with locks
  • 24 5/8″ wood screws
  • electric wood sander (if sanding edges)
  • 4 small L brackets

crate coffee table


I sanded the sides and the edges to round the corners.  With a 15 month old running around, I didn’t want sharp edges.  Skip this step if you don’t care.

Sanding Crate Coffee Table

Stain or paint the top of your plywood and wood crates. You can use a foam brush, paint brush, or for more control use a towel or rag. Allow the crates to dry and keep in mind you will want to put on at least two coats.


staining two

Once the stain/paint is completely dry then screw your caster wheels to the bottom of your plywood.


Now the fun part begins! Your coffee table starts really coming together. Put your crates together how you want and drill them together.  Drill 4 screws at the bottom of each crate to the plywood.

crate coffee table

crate coffee table

After fastening the crates to your base, you will want to use a few screws to connect the crates together. This will give better stability.

Crate Coffee Table

Once all four crates are screwed securely together, you will want to measure the space in-between them so that you can cut a piece of plywood to fit.

Crate Coffee Table

Once you have measure cut your plywood and stain it.

Crate Coffee Table

While your piece of plywood is drying you can screw in your L brackets.

Crfate Coffee Table

Put your piece of plywood in and enjoy your hard work!

We were very happy with how it turned out, and are finding out how versatile the table is. It is easily moved due to the locking wheels, also it serves as a great little storage space. You can also change out the center piece, whether it be flowers, potpourri, or Holiday decorations.

Crate Coffee Table

Crate Coffee Table

The best part is that when your table is complete, it can give you inspiration for decorating other elements in your space,  for instance once I finished my table it helped inspire me to create my Gallery Wall!

Thanks again, Diana for the opportunity to guest post over here on your blog!