Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wine Crate Table

This weekend I did a little table project created from a wine crate that I bought at a garage sale for $3.00. Yes I wish there were more because they make great storage containers and also can be used in many different projects.

I started by carefully removing the bottom of the crate which was just stapled on by six staples on each side. This now became the top of the table and crate was still right side up. I hammered the top/bottom back on using small finishing nails in the same holes left by the staples.

I then added a pallet board cut to size to fit inside the box for added stability. I had some used banister spindles that were found in a wood pile along with some 2 x 4's. SCORE !! They were pretty much the same size, but I did cut them down so the table is about 30 inches tall. They were white with many layers of paint and I knew I wanted to have black or dark colored legs so I sanded them pretty well but did leave some white paint on them.

I then stained the wine crate with a walnut color. I did this by immediately wiping off the stain when I applied it. It came out a little darker then I wanted but with the dark legs it looks good.

I did sand the legs pretty well to remove most of the black and to let some of the white and the wood to show through. I think they came out pretty awesome.

After stain was try the legs were attached with screws and polyurethane was applied to the top only. This was a simple project that anyone can do. It only took me Sunday to complete and most of that time was of course waiting on paint and stain to dry. This was my first attempt at a piece of furniture but I think it came out awesome.

Completed Table

Close Up Of The Legs and Murphy

I hope to bring many more furniture projects to my blog. I really enjoy re purposing old pieces into something new. Stayed tuned because I also have a perfect pallet for a coffee table which will have rusty metal legs created by Mike.

Primitive and Proper
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  1. what a great idea to add legs and make it a table!

  2. Very cool idea. Looks really good! Thanks for sharing with my party.

  3. This is fantastic, I love wine crates. Visiting from Debbiedoos.


  4. This little table is beautiful--I love the dark stain with the dark distressed legs--lovely!

  5. This was a fantastic idea! And it looks smashing! Love it!
    Stopping by via Debbiedoo's.

  6. This table is so cool! What a great idea! Saw this on Debbiedoo's Newbie Party and just had to pop over for a visit. I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you would visit my blog when you have some time and follow back. Have a great day!
    Tuula :)

    1. Done- One new follower for you also, Thanks for visitng my blog also.

  7. Thank you everyone for the comments and inspiration- Im glad to have stumbled upon a party for newcomers. Thanks Debbiedoo for hosting. This has been challenging and fun at the same time. Glad to meet some new friends-

  8. Very cool! LOVE the print on the wine crate!! Total bonus. :)

    1. Thanks Donna- You are one of my biggest inspirations. I love seeing all the creativity on your link party!!

  9. Your work is excellent. The stain on the Far Niente wine crate adds a nice vintage/nostalgic look. The legs complement this brilliantly as well. You seem to not only have an eye for building, but also for decorating!


  10. Well this is pretty clever!! I have a hole box of oak banister spindles...Now you got me thinking.

    Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursdays.



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