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Mobile Wooden Crate Toy Storage

Put old crates to new use as personalized, easy-to-push children's room toy storage.

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Materials Needed:

  • wooden crates
  • electric sander
  • sanding pads
  • letter and number stencil kit
  • pencil
  • wood-burning tool
  • measuring tape
  • drill
  • rope
  • 1-inch drill bit
  • heavy-duty scissors
  • utility knife
  • 4 small- or medium-sized casters per crate
  • 1/8-inch drill bit
  • 16 1/2-inch wood screws
  • screwdriver

Gather Crates

Gather wooden crates from local boutiques, flea markets, farmers' markets or wine shops. Tip: Many local shop owners will set used wooden crates aside for frequent customers who request them. Keep in mind that wine crates are usually the perfect size for holding toys, sports gear, games and books.

Sand Surface

Use electric sander and sanding pads to smooth down rough surfaces and corners.

Stencil Name

Choose a side of the crate on which to stencil name. Using a stencil kit, draw the letters on the face of the crate with a pencil.

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