Alternate title: Oh my gosh, I successfully made something! Like built it from scratch with my own two hands, and it works and doesn't fall apart!!
installment of the closet to mudroom transformation, but what about all those wood slats? 32 of them, to be exact. Well, now you know they were for a couple wooden crates I built. Okay, here goes with another attempt at a tutorial. Regular disclaimers apply.
Since I was making these crates specifically for under the bench that my Dad and I had just built in the closet, I had exact dimensions that I needed to use for my crates. But, the beauty of this project is that you can build these to any size you want. I needed my finished product to be 22 1/2" wide, 22 1/2" deep, and about 12" tall. Here's a shot of the lumber I used for each crate.
I started by building the sides of the crates. I laid out the corner pieces flat on the floor and spanned a slat from one side to the other. Since the height of our already-built bench dictated the height of these crates, I left some space between the slats to get to the required finished height.
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