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How to Build a Bookcase with Crates

Updated: Feb. 08, 2018

This project can be positioned vertically for use as a bookcase look or horizontally for use as a console table. Either way, its stunning modern style will add interest to any room.

This multifunctional project features crates and beautiful wood boards for a stylish, modern look.

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Materials List

  • 2×10 8-ft. boards (5)
  • Large Crates (6)
  • 2-1/2 in. Brad Nails
  • 3 in. Wood Screws
  • Stain or Paint

Cutting List

  • 30-1/4 in. Horizontal Boards (7)
  • 12-1/2 in. Vertical Boards (18)

Follow the illustration below carefully to build this stunning Crate Bookcase designed by Crates & Pallet. Stain or paint the wood boards prior to assembly. Use brad nails to hold the pieces together for squaring before screwing them together. Be sure to drill pilot holes for the screws.

crates and pallet bookcase illustration
Illustration Courtesy of Crates & Pallet
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Photo Courtesy of Crates & Pallet
crates and pallet bookcase horizontal console table
Photo Courtesy of Crates & Pallet