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How to Build a Bookcase with Crates

This simple bookcase is made with four crates and wheels. You can put one together for your bedroom in less than an hour!

crates and pallet bookcasePhoto: Courtesy of Crates and Pallet
This project designed by Crates & Pallet will add storage and style to any room in your home. Read on to learn how to build it.

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Crate Bookcase Materials

  • Large Crates (4)
  • Piece of 1/2″ Plywood (1)
  • Casters (4)
  • 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
  • 1/2″ Wood Screws
  • 2″ Brad Nails

Crate Bookcase Tools

  • Circular saw/Miter saw
  • Drill
  • Brad Nailer

Crate Bookcase Cut List

  • 9-1/2″ x 36″ Pieces of Plywood (2)

Crate Bookcase How-To Instructions:

Project by Crates & Pallet

crates and pallet bookcase 1Illustration: Courtesy of Crates and Pallet

1. Place two crates next to each other, touching at solid sides. Attach with brad nails or screws.

crate bookcase adding boardIllustration: Courtesy of Crates and Pallet

2. Attach plywood to top of crates with brad nails. (Build two of these.)

crate bookcase adding four togetherIllustration: Courtesy of Crates and Pallet

 

3. Attach both sets of crates together with brad nails. Make sure plywood pieces are on the out-side.

crates bookcase adding wheelsIllustration: Courtesy of Crates and Pallet

4. Attach casters to bottom with wood screws.

crates and pallet bookcasePhoto: Courtesy of Crates and Pallet

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