STEP 1 Remove base rails and boards of crate using the pry bar, then take off any remaining nails or staples with a hammer or screwdriver. Measure the sides of the crate and use a handsaw to cut pine moulding to length for butt-joined edging. STEP 2 Measure base of crate and cut the wire mesh with 25mm extra all around, using tin snips. You can use masking tape to mark cut lines on the mesh.
STEP 3 Place the mesh on the base of the crate, fold over the edges and trim the corners to make it fit snugly.
STEP 4 Position moulding on one side of crate over the mesh and secure to crate using nails. Repeat to secure remaining lengths of edging along each side.
STEP 5 Reinforce the crate with timber screws through the sides into the end boards.
STEP 6 Apply exterior primer and paint to the entire crate using a paintbrush, leaving it to dry in between coats. Attach a handle to each end of the crate with screws. The mesh base lets you give your vegies a good rinse with the hose before bringing them inside.
Turn over the caddy
and hey presto – it becomes a rack for drying herbs in the sun.