DIY Crate Bookcase

Create an adorable reading and play room for kids with this diy wood crate bookcase | maisondepax.com

This has to be the easiest DIY I’ve ever done.

Create an adorable reading and play room for kids with this diy wood crate bookcase | maisondepax.com

Remember the little reading room I created for my kids?  I’ve had some questions about the bookcase in there, and I wanted to give you all the specifics.

Are you ready?

  1. Buy crates like these.
  2. Stack them however you like.
  3. Stick stuff in them.

Create an adorable reading and play room for kids with this diy wood crate bookcase | maisondepax.com

You can paint or stain them if you want because they are raw wood.  Or you can be lazy indecisive like me and just leave them until you decide. 😉

Create an adorable reading and play room for kids with this diy wood crate bookcase | maisondepax.com

I feel like I should offer a disclaimer: I did not attach mine to one another or to a wall, but I do NOT promise that this will be safe for your kids.  Since our bookshelf is in a corner, on carpet, and rather difficult to accidentally push over, I feel totally comfortable just stacking them.  If you were concerned, however, it would be easy enough to screw them into the wall to secure them.

And that’s it.  I told you it was easy. :)  And it’s perfect for an odd shaped room like our little closet.  But I also think it would be a fun and asymmetrical piece on a regular wall – maybe offset with some creative artwork.

What do you think?  Does this win for the easiest diy project ever?

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Create an adorable reading and play room for kids with this diy wood crate bookcase | maisondepax.com

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Comments

  1. Great DIY! Old world style wood crates like that add a warm and bright look to any decor and they’re easy to create unique projects with. Have you ever worked with original wine crates? They can also be painted or stained and have the added bonus of a wine-themed accent.

    If your looking for original wine boxes or crates for future projects visit Winepine

  2. What fun and functional book cases. I am sharing this on Pinterest.

  3. The link to where you purchased these crates is not working for me. Where did you get them?

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