I got a large amount of drawers that a retail store was getting rid of.

Drawers - Before

Drawers – Before

The size of them worked great with the crates but I didn’t like the boxes and fronts, so I built new frames with pallet boards and used barn wood for the fronts.

Rebuilt Drawers

Rebuilt Drawers

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to make these pieces low and long or tall and narrow, so I did both.

Long Crate Shelves - After

Long Crate Shelves – After

Tall Crate Shelves - After

Tall Crate Shelves – After


Now, on to the light. After taking some crates apart to use the wood on another project, I was left with all these corner pieces that I didn’t have a need for. Nothing goes to waste in our house though. Buddy built a barn wood frame around them and for extra interest he used the handles cut from vintage library newspaper holders.

Crate Board Light - Before

Crate Board Light – Before

After he drilled holes through the centers, he ran vintage style cloth covered wire and attached sockets to hold the Edison light bulbs.

Crate Board Light - After

Crate Board Light – After

Another original, one of a kind creation by Buds Lights that is freaking awesome!