Wood Crate Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about wood crate plans. If you want to learn more about building a simple garden crate, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.

There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the crate plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the crate to suit your needs. Plumb the support and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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Building a wood crate

Building a crate

Building a crate


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  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 12″ long SUPPORTS
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 9″ long, 4 pieces – 14″ long SLATS
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 10 1/2″x15 1/2″ long BOTTOM
  • D – 2 pieces of 1/2″ thick round lumber – 9″ long HANDLES 

  • 1 piece of 1/2″ rod – 2 ft
  • 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 1’x2′
  • 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 8 ft
  • 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 4 ft
  • 2 1/2″ screws
  • 1 5/8″ screws
  • 1 1/4″ screws
  • wood filler
  • wood glue
  • stain/paint

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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Post hole digger, Concrete mixer

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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Wood Crate Plans

Buidling the sides of the crate

Building the sides of the crate

The first step is to build the sides of the wood crate. We recommend you to make the supports out of 2×2 lumber and the sides out of 1×4 slats. Take accurate measurements and cut the components using a proper circular saw.

Make the top of the supports curved by using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the supports using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess by using a damp cloth.

Fitting the side walls

Fitting the side walls

The next step of the project is to build the frame of the wood crate. Cut the components at the right size and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the 1×4 slats to the frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the supports.

Place the slats equally-spaced, in order to get the job done in a professional manner. Leave no gaps between the components so make sure you insert the screws in a professional manner.

Fitting the bottom of the crate

Fitting the bottom of the crate

Build the bottom of the crate out of 3/4″ plywood, by following the pattern described in the diagram. Make the small notches to the corners of the wood crate by using a circular saw. Fit the plywood piece into place, drill pocket holes along the edges and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the side slats.

Fitting the handles

Fitting the handles

In order to build the handles for the wood crate, we recommend you to pay attention to the following instructions. Drill 1/2″ holes into the side supports and fit the 1/2″ pieces of round lumber.

Add waterproof glue to the joints and insert finishing nails to create a rigid joint. Smooth the supports with sandpaper and remove the residues using a vacuum cleaner. Make sure you repeat the process on the opposite side of the crate.

Wood crate plans

Wood crate plans

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the crate in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.



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