(Last Updated On: October 22, 2013)
We bought some old unique vintage soda crates and made a really cool bookshelf. These old wooden crates are hard to come by nowadays so we wanted to showcase them on our wall. We had to clean the crates up a bit but it was worth it once we had them attached to our walls. We attached the crates by finding the wood studs in our walls and securing them with extra long wood screws. So see below for our cool crate bookshelf DIY project.
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Here are the 3 wooden vintage soda crates we need to clean up and hang on our wall.
You can see how some of the wood is falling out and is going to be needing to be replaced.
You can still see the impressions in the wood the bottles made from years ago.
We got our tools and made certain repairs to our crates.
We replaced wood that was warped or rotted.
Some of the old pieces of wood were falling out so we reattached with wood screws.
We then sanded the inside of the wood crates for a cleaner appearance.
After fixing up our 3 crates here they all are ready to be attached to our wall.
We found the wood studs in our walls and attached each wood crate to the wall.
We then added some books, bottles and other things to our new wood crate bookshelves!