WHAT SHE DID
Katie used leftover shelving with a decorative routed edge for her stained bases, but wood planks with flat edges would work, too.
■ Wooden crates (3)
■ Doors (3) and shelves (3), ¼" plywood cut to fit
■ Shelf supports (12), ¼" square dowel cut into 1" lengths
■ White paint
■ Bases (4), 2×10 cut to fit
■ Wood stain
■ 1¼" wood screws
■ Cabinet knobs (3)
■ Aluminum house numbers (6)
■ Brads (12)
■ Cabinet hinges (6)
■ Magnetic door latches (3)
■ Furniture anchor
■ Foam stain brush ■ Drill and drill bits ■ Wood glue
■ Small clamps
Paint crates, top left, doors, and shelf supports white. Stain bases and shelves.
Screw bases and crates together, top right.
Drill holes for knobs and house numbers. Screw on knobs, and glue on numbers. Fake the look of screws on the numbers by gluing decorative brads into the drilled holes.
Screw one side of hinge to crate. Because the plywood is thin, use glue to secure the other side to the door. Clamp until glue dries, above left. Repeat for each hinge.
Glue magnetic latches to the doors and crates.
Glue four supports inside each crate 5 inches from the top, above right.
For safety, mount the unit to the wall with a furniture anchor.