Monday, September 19, 2011

Apple Crate

Here I go again making boxes and crates...
In this one I began with shims from the hardware store...



I glued 2 shims together (thin end to fat end) to make a stronger slat... I used a piece of distressed wood on each side of the crate and glued 2 slats to the bottom, and 2 slats to each side...



On the bottom I stapled square wire which 
I distressed to look old...


For a handle I used a piece of the metal strap from around an 
old barrel and nailed it to each end of the crate.


It makes a great crate for apples.



Susan


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

37 comments:

  1. Real cute...how did you distress the wire? Love the leather strap. In a pinch, one could use an old belt.

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  2. This is great! What a great idea! It turned out wonderful..Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  3. It does, Susan! It looks like an old crate! You are so creative and I'm sure you'll be able to use it in the coming holiday months, too.

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  4. I just love that!! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  5. I love the crate, Susan! What a great use for shims! I'm heading to Home Depot today! This would be an inexpensive and fun project to do with a group of friends! You always have such great ideas!

    I've been thinking of you and your recent injury - how is your ankle? The only good thing about this is it's extending your summer and project time! Hope you're healing up well!

    Nan

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  6. Very cute! Hope you are feeling better.

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  7. Oh you clever, clever girl!! I love this idea! You are the queen of crates!! I'm going to try this one, thx for sharing.
    Jane

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  8. I am so stealing this idea!!! How clever are you?! Are these standard sized shims? The box looks larger in the photos. And I have a bundle of shims waiting in my studio just for this project :)

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  9. How Creative! I Love it! It does look like an old crate! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Susan, what an awesome project. I love the wire in the bottom of it. I think even I could make this. Super job!

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  11. OH MAN!!! I am SO in LOVE. I need to make one. SO CUTE, MUST BE PINNED!

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

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  12. I absolutely love how that looks!

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  13. Just found you on Amaze Me Link Party... Like your blog, and really enjoyed this post. The apple crate looks great...especially the wire on the bottom. Great Photographs as well!

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  14. This is really cute thanks for sharing. I will be making these and soon:)
    Lindsay @ countrygirlhome

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  15. Now that's really clever. So glad you linked up this project.

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  16. I am always attracted to your projects on these linky parties! Good job, again!

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  17. Wow!! This is amazing! Great job!! I really hope I can make one some day :)

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  18. So fabulous!! The kids and I are hoping to go apple picking on the weekend. I would love to have one of these!! THat handle totally makes it. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. Have a great week!
    Jenn :)

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  19. Love it!!! I am looking for your follow button so I can follow.

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  20. How creative! The leather strap really lends to it's vintage look!

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  21. My eyes deceive me, the metal strap sure looks like leather! It's terrific!

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  22. What a creative, unique idea. Would be perfect in my apple country, wa home. Thanks for the inspiro!

    Bernadette @b3hd

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  23. Awesome idea..Great creativity...I found ya per blog hop and had to stop in and say hello..Officially following ya via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com ..Hope you can stop by too :)) .Ty..

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  24. thanks for stopping by my blog...I had to sneak over. Glad I did! Love this crate...simple and cute!

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  25. I love it--that handle is divine. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

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  26. Great looking apple crate! You're so creative to think of using the slats in this way. Very rustic and Fall-ish.

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  27. Love this...so cute! I would love for you to link up to my new linky party -

    Creative Genius @ http://www.thecreativepaige.com

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  28. I hope you don't mind, but I pinned your fabulous crate in Pinterest. It looks amazing.

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  29. Awesome! Thanks for linking to the party this week. I'll be featuring this Sunday!

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  30. Just popping back to let you know that I will be featuring this tomorrow at Clean and Scentsible. Just went apple picking today - I would SO love to have one of these!!
    Jenn :)

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  31. I so need to make some of these! Especially that you made them out of shims! Thank you for sharing at Simply Creations Link Party!

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  32. Susan, How very creative and I love the crate. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  33. I see so many old crates that I love put the usually carry a large price tag so this is such a great tutorial. :) Thank you!

    P.S. I'm having a $50 cash giveaway on my blog this week. Come by when you have a chance! :)

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  34. I love old crates too- and with the apples- so charming! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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