On the Home Depot website (and in some stores), you can find unfinished wooden storage crates that are often handy for out-of-sight storage, like in a garage. But their unstained finish may not make them a great storage option for your living room. With a bit of stain and some cabinet pulls, however, you are able to customize a DIY wooden storage crate to give it a more finished look.
For this project, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Small wooden storage crate
- Wood stain
- Cabinet pulls
- Putty knife
- Several varying grits of sandpaper or sanding blocks
- Wood filler
- Shims, paint stirrers, or scrap wood
- Staining pads
Start by removing the sticker residue from the wood using a residue cleaner, and then sand the area thoroughly.
Next, use a couple of small shims or scrap wood (I used cut pieces of paint stirrers) and gently tack them…
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