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How to Build a Crate End Table

This simple end table project by Crates & Pallet includes a mix of wood and steel—and it’s so easy to build! Check out the materials list and how-to instructions below; then build a few of your own in an afternoon.

finished crate end table
Gather up the materials and follow the illustrations and instructions below to build this crate end table.

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Wooden Crate End Table Materials

  • Medium-size crate
  • 13-1/2 in. x 9-1/2 in. x 3/4 in. board
  • Floor flanges (4)
  • 10-in. steel pipes (4)
  • Elbows (4)
  • 3-in. steel pipes (2)
  • 2-in. wood screws
  • 3/4-in. wood screws

Gather up the materials and follow the illustrations and instructions below to build this crate end table.
Project by Crates & Pallet.

Lay Out Parts

 

crate end table layout leg parts
Illustrations Courtesy of Crates & Pallet

Arrange the pipes and fittings as shown.

Build Table Legs

crate end table assemble the legs

Screw the pieces together tightly to form two end table legs.

Beef Up Side of Crate

crate end table working on the crate top

Place the crate on its side as shown.

crate end table add base to crate top

Attach the board to the side of the crate using 2-in. wood screws.

Assemble End Table

crate end table add legs to base of crate

Attach the legs to the board using 3/4-in. wood screws.

Stand the end table upright. Finish the crate with paint or wood finish, or leave it as is for an even more rustic look. That’s it, you’re done!

finished crate end table
Photo courtesy of Crates & Pallet
close up of finished crate end table
Photo courtesy of Crates & Pallet