I DID IT
When pet gear and small items start to stack up, it’s time to get creative. A cabinet made from wooden crates solved this do-it-yourselfer’s storage problem.
Katie Alberter searched for a set of metal lockers for the entry in her Sykesville, MD, home. But what she found was too big, too used, or too industrial.
Then she realized how she could get the scaled-down vertical storage she wanted: by painting raw wood crates and sandwiching them between stained boards. Shelves, doors, and magnetic latches give the
$60 weekend project furniture quality.
For fun, Katie added random aluminum house numbers (about $2 each; homedepot .com). “They are such simple additions, but give the lockers a finished look,” she says.
Turn the page for building instructions.
Wooden crates (about $12 each from Home Depot) save building time.
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