Make a Soda Crate Table

Turn an old soda crate into a unique and completely customizable bedside table.

Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Create a side table from an old soda crate

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Materials Needed:

  • drill and bit
  • nuts and bolts, quantity depends on legs used
  • 4 clear rubber stoppers
  • 18"x24"x1/2" tempered glass tabletop
Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Create a side table from an old soda crate

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Clean the crate thoroughly with a soft bristle brush. Use a damp cloth and water with mild detergent if necessary to clean up excessive dirt.

Adding the Legs

Turn the crate upside down and position the legs where they will go. Use the holes in the mounting surface to mark the crate bottom (Image 1). Remove the legs temporarily and drill holes at the marks (Image 2). Use nuts and bolts to secure the legs to the crate (Image 3). Tip: You can find a variety of modern table legs at these sites.


Adding the Glass

With the legs securely fastened, turn the table over. Add rubber stoppers to each of the four corners (Image 1). Clean both sides of the glass and place it on top of the stoppers centered evenly over the crate (Image 2).

Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Create a side table from an old soda crate

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Leave the crate empty or personalize it by filling  some of the openings with keepsakes or a personal collection. 

Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Upcycled Soda Crate Table

Create a side table from an old soda crate

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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