How to Make a Table From A Wooden Crate
Time Required: 2-4 hours
Transform a new or recycled wooden crate new into a great piece of furniture like an end table, console table or coffee table. A new shabby-chic table will add rustic charm to your decor and provide extra storage. Learn how to build an end table from a wooden crate with this Home Depot guide.
- Measure and mark out a 9.5-inch x 18-inch board on a 2- x 2-foot 23/32-inch piece of plywood.
- Measure and mark out 4 10.5-inch legs on a 10-foot length of ¾-inch PVC pipe.
- Measure and mark out 2 6-inch supports on a 10-foot length of ¾-inch PVC pipe.
Tip: Before you start to build your table, stain the wood crate and allow it to fully dry.
- Mark holes 3/8-inch in on the short side of the plywood and 3 ½-inch in from each side.
- Using the 1/8-inch drill bit, pre-drill the holes before assembling.
- Place the plywood on one side of the crate and secure using 2-inch wood screws.
- Spray paint the PVC parts and allow them to fully dry.
- Apply adhesive on the PVC pipe threads.
- Apply adhesive inside the 1-inch holes you drilled.
- Push and twist the PVC pipe male adapters into place.
- Build two “U” shapes with PVC pipes by placing the 6-inch pieces between two elbows and attaching two 10 ½-inch pieces into each remaining elbow hole.
- Glue each joint.
- Glue the 10 ½-inch pipes into the mounted male adapters.