Great Crates

April 16th, 2009 in member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Junk projects dont get much easier then this

No tools, paint, glue or sanding required

The glass top sits on little rubber bumpers
You can always alternate the crates for a different look

Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (Copyright 2009)

With bright colors and cool graphics these old Soda Crates are a quick way of creating a simple junk table. They are always available at flea markets and usually inexpensive.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy (JunkArchitect ©)
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Comments (18)

Cocalotta writes:
Simple but colorful and useful. I have some Coca Cola
crates that I might try doing this. Thanks for a great
idea. Posted: 6:47 pm on December 9th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: HI, I love the bottle shelf! Wish I had it! I was wondering if you had any ideas for a fireplace screen. I want vintage. I was thinking of a granny gate, but that would be too big. Or Three wooden picture frames attached togeather with small brackets, and stain glass paint the glass in each one. Any other sites I can look at for ideas? Thanks you are very talented. Annie ( Po' Folks Decorator) Posted: 2:50 pm on October 18th
shabbychick writes: Jim - love your end table - the colors of the crates, and of course the accessories... Great style!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:00 am on April 21st
writes: I like this Jim. The graphics on the crates make the set up even better.


JennyK Posted: 8:04 pm on April 20th
fellowjunker writes: You find the absolutely coolest things Jim. This looks great!!!
xojanis Posted: 8:52 am on April 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I must say I haven't been lucky enough to come across crates in such good shape. Love the colors and graphics on yours! Thanks for sharing a project that we can all do...with the added bonus of storage for all our little doodads.

Nice work!
Candy Posted: 7:49 am on April 18th
JunkMama1 writes: Love the crate table...simply perfection! Posted: 10:14 pm on April 17th
catbishop writes: Love this! The Kiri guy is so cool. Posted: 10:05 pm on April 17th
StrangeCargo writes: Hey Jim, your work is always fun, cheerful, eclectic, and inspirational. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ken Posted: 6:35 pm on April 17th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: I love the crate table and arrangement you placed on it. Its really hard to find 'junk treasures' in my town. Very kool. Annie Posted: 2:38 pm on April 17th
Junkpony writes: Love this! The sleek glass on top of the weathered crates is awesome; the basket of (bocci, croquet?) balls is a cool touch. You must have the most colorful junk collection of any of us! Posted: 1:59 pm on April 17th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, thank you for giving us another glimpse into your home. You have a definite "signature" style that is always interesting and fun. I, like upyourattic am amazed to see a lamp that doesn't have a metal shade of some sort...what's up with that? You probably end up selling ALL of your project lamps immediately, and have to buy them from the store...god forbid! have any light in your house! Another cool and simple idea, Georgia Posted: 1:54 pm on April 17th
upyourattic writes: Love these crates and the colors are awesome! But, is that a "regular" lamp I see?!?! Love the simple, yet elegant, display of croquet ball also! Way to go - AGAIN!
Patti Posted: 1:00 pm on April 17th
CottageElements writes: Jim, the color of these are incredible. And what a simple project. Love it! You do know these were in Sue's Top Ten? You're right on track! As always, thanks!

Lani Posted: 9:41 am on April 17th
oldnews writes: LOVE this as usual! The colors are great! I have a glass heart collection that I display similarly by putting them in the little boxes under the glass. Very cool. Marie Posted: 9:14 am on April 17th
junkermidge writes: Love the idea of stacking the crates. The condition and colors on yours are stunning.
Midge Posted: 12:35 am on April 17th
monakent writes: This is a great endtable idea, Jim. LOVE the look with the colorful accessories, which brings so much life into the room. I too, like the look of crates. I have been using mine for many years, stacked on top of each other vertically, so the logos can still be read from the sides. This then becomes my bookcase(s) for all my piano books and sheet music, which I keep right next to our piano. At one time, they even held up a portable piano (they are that sturdy). Enjoy seeing your handiwork!!! gailmarie, bfa Posted: 11:59 pm on April 16th
alicemom writes: That is adorable! I just love all your ideas. They really inspire. Now I just have to find good junk!
Alice Posted: 10:33 pm on April 16th
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