How To Make A Coffee Table Out Of Old Wine Crates Easy DIY Project




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Are you searching for a diy Project you can actually do yourself? This woodworking project is a fun and a fairly easy one to tackle on your own. The Wine Crate Coffee Table is a great way to recycle old soon to be thrown away wine boxes and crates. Don’t have any wine crates just lying around? We got our wine crates for $5 each. We found them after the Christmas season as they were leftover from the huge holiday sales. We suggest calling around to the big franchise type liquor stores or wineries if you have them in your area. Craft stores will sell crates like this too. Print out a coupon online and you can get them for 40% off. At a local craft store they will be between around $15. Here is a wood crate you can buy at Michaels that will work just fine.

Materials Needed for diy Wine Crate Coffee Table:
4 – Wine Crates (or similar craft crates)
1 – Piece of Heavy Duty Plywood
5 – Casters (rolling wheels with locks)
24 – Caster Bolts for Attaching Casters to Plywood
1 – Can of Wood Stain of your choice
1 – Foam Brushes or Paint Brush
8 – Bolts to Attach Wood Wine Crates together

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere are all of the materials used spread out to see everything.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere are the wheels (casters) screwed into the plywood base of our table.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere are the wood pieces all bolted together to make sure it fits.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableThe bolts are attached to our wood and holding it together.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere is our coffee table in place to make sure it fits.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere is another view of our table where it will be used.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableA side view of our table with the wheels on.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableAll of our coffee table pieces ready to be stained.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableA few sections of our table that have been wood stained.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableAll of our wood pieces and sections fully stained.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableA few sections turned out a little darker than the rest.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableWe applied the second coat of stain to all of our wood sections.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableThird coat of stain applied and all colors match now.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableAll wood sections fully and nicely stained and waiting to dry.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere is our coffee table stained and put back together.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere is our wine crate coffee table completely finished after around 15 hours of work.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere is another angle of our table stained and finished.

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableNotice how well the table will be for storing items such as books?

DIY Wine Crate Coffee TableHere is our diy Wine Crate Coffee Table Finished and in the living room!

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Tina Marinella April 17, 2013 at 1:00 am

Would you please tell me the size of the bottom piece of wood you used to attach the castors to? Thanks so much! Great photos!

DIY Project Help Tips April 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Hi Tina,
The bottom piece of wood is 4ft. Originally we were going to make the bottom piece where the casters bolt on 3 feet 6 inches. We decided to make it larger to fit our living room better. We will add the picture soon of our coffee table finished in the exact dimensions soon.
-RR

Nika May 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Hi,
Tell me please, where can i get this kind of wine crates? I can’t find it anywhere in Poland…

Patrick May 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Hello!!

This coffee table is awesome!!!! I’m going to do the same:-)
Would you write me dimensions of boxes in centimeters please? :)
Great idea!

DIY Project Help Tips May 23, 2013 at 6:11 am

Nika,
In Poland? I would assume you can get them where they sell wine. Or order one online. Try ebay. Or put a want ad for wine crates on craigslist.
-RR

Pavneet August 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm

What color of stain did you use?

Pavneet August 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Did you use brush or rag to stain…BTW, this is an awesome inspiration.

DIY Project Help Tips August 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Hi Pavneet,

We used a high quality 2″ Minwax brush to stain the table. The one we recommend is available here – http://www.amazon.com/Minwax-42729-2-Inch-Finish-Stain/dp/B000BQM32G

-RR

DIY Project Help Tips August 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Hi Pavneet,

We used the Dark Walnut color (made by minwax) for our wood stain. There are many other great wood stains to choose from here – http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains-color-guide/

-RR

Danielle September 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Where did you get your wine crates?

DIY Project Help Tips September 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Danielle,
Wine crates can be obtained from your local Michael’s craft store, Goodwill and even Ikea. You can also try calling your local wine store and asking them if they sell them at a discount too.
-RR

Michelle November 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm

What size are the wine crates that you used?

DIY Project Help Tips November 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Michelle,
We used the biggest wine crates we could get our hands on. Each wine crate has the dimensions of 19 1/2″ L X 13″ W X 7″ H. They are 12 bottle crates and are made to hold 12 750 ML wine bottles. The bigger crates are mostly branded on the front sides, the 13″ W part.
-RR

Charlie December 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Why “5″ casters? Did you put one in the center that isn’t shown.

DIY Project Help Tips December 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Yes, one in the center to support the weight.

Chelsie January 31, 2014 at 5:39 am

You don’t have to use the casters right? I could just have it lay on my carpet? And if so would I need to get the ply wood?

DIY Project Help Tips February 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Chelsie,
No you do not need the casters on the bottom of the coffee table. The whole table can sit right on the carpet with no problem.
-RR

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