DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate

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

DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net




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

then added doubled-up shims for the bottom slats.

DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

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...

DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

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

DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

and added a stencil to one side...


DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

Now this berry picking crate is ready to go!

DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

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


DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net

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


DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net


DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate www.homeroad.net


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12 comments

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!!!

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  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.

    ~Bliss~

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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

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

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