DIY Vintage Berry Picking Crate

 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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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .