Stackable Fruit and Vegetable Storage Crates - free DIY Plans Ana-White.com
- 1 - 1 x 2 x 8
- 5 - 4' wood lath pieces, usually comes in a bundle of 50 (you can also use 1x2s here or any scrap wood really)
- This shopping list is for 1 crate. You will need to multiply by the number of crates you want.
4 - 1 x 2 @ 6 1/2" Legs 2 - 1 x 2 @ 13 3/4" Bottom supports between legs 6 - Wood Lath Pieces @ 8 3/4" end slats 6 - Wood Lath Pieces @ 15 3/4" side slats, or cut to fit 8 - Wood Lath Pieces @ 8 3/4" inside bottom slats This is the cut list per crate. Depending on how many stacking crates you want, you need to multiply by that number.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build legs. Drill pocket holes in the bottom of the longer 1 x 2's on each side. Attach to shorter 1 x 2's (legs) with 1 1/4" PH screws and glue.
Attach End Slats with 3/4 inch nails and wood glue. Notice to start 2 1/2" from bottom, which will put the top wood lath slat above the top of the 1 x 2
Attach the side slats the same way 3/4" nails and glue. I cut to fit after have the end slats holding the legs together.
Set slats in bottom of crate. No need to glue and nail for easy removal.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.