How to Build a Blueberry Crate

7:14:00 AM

I'm inspired to make a crate for a friend like the one we saw at the Country Living Fair...

Pallet Blueberry Crate

When my friends and I went to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck last month we spied some really great blueberry crates. 

Pallet Blueberry Crate

They were definitely cool crates but I knew I could make a knock off when I got home...

So that's just what I did. 

Not too long ago I found a pile of wood on the side of the road during one of my evening walks.

The wood was already cut into manageable sizes so I went back for my truck and picked it up.

I built a box and using wood glue and my nail gun I put the crate together. 

Pallet Blueberry Crate

I used more wood for the bottom of the crate leaving spaces between the wood similar to the ones on the blueberry crates. 

When the crate was finished I sanded all the edges with the palm sander.

Pallet Blueberry Crate

The fair crates had handles carved into the wood but I'm going to add metal handles that were originally on my kitchen cabinets.

I drilled holes using a template I made so the holes would be in the right places.

Pallet Blueberry Crate

Pallet Blueberry Crate

The crate can be painted, stained or left the way it is but the paint and stain will seal the wood since it was found on the road :/  Always be careful using found wood around food, you don't know where it has been.

I think I'm loving it the way it is.

I loved the crates at the fair but mine was easy to make and FREE!

Pallet Blueberry Crate

Pallet Blueberry Crate

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  1. That is just plain gorgeous Susan!

  2. That turned out so adorable. Nicely do. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sounds like a dream, free pallet wood that was already taken apart! I love simple projects that only require basic tools and a little time and effort. Thanks!


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