DIY Décor: How to Customize a Wooden Storage Crate

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Finished DIY wooden storage crate with pillows and blankets inside

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.

Supplies needed to build a DIY Wooden Storage Crate

For this project, you’ll need the following supplies:


Image of sticker residue left on wood

Start by removing the sticker residue from the wood using a residue cleaner, and then sand the area thoroughly.

Hammer being used to tack scrap wood to the inside of a wooden crate

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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