Vintage Berry Picking Crate

10:29 PM

 I started this project with pallet wood, 4 legs, some shims and a handle...

I constructed the box by attaching 
all 4 sides to the legs,

then added doubled-up shims 
for the bottom slats...

The wood didn't match on this box so I gave it all a coat of vinegar/steel wool solution so the bottom slats and the cut ends would look the same...

I attached an old sewing chest handle to the inside...

and added a stencil to one side...

Now this berry picking crate 
is ready to go...

The best part is that it's not just for berries...

To change it up, 
using this crate without the handle 
allows me to add a metal rack
to hold my summer plates...


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  1. That turned out beautifully, that you even added a handle! Great job on this!

  2. I love it, Susan! Love the handle you added to it and the stencil is great.

  3. I truly appreciate your creative skills and let me also try this. thanks Construction Agreements

  4. I just love seeing all the cute things you create.. I cant wait til it cools off some and I can get some projects done.

  5. Okay...seriously...this is getting comical. I have a berry crate in the making as well - a knock off to the authentic one I have in my home and use all of the time! You are so talented though...can I just pay you to make mine and pretend I did all the work? I need about ten to put in my shop ;) Love this!!!

  6. Well of course I like it, and I wonder if it's just me that stops by your blog and thinks CRAP she did it again! It's like cute thing after cute thing. I want some of your brain.


  7. Susan,
    This is one CUTE how you have the plates in it.


  8. What a cute crate! Very nice! Stopping by from Inspiration Friday.

  9. Susan, I'm totally jonesin' on your 'lil crate. MUST ... MAKE ... ONE !!!!
    Hugs ~


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