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DIY project: Crate on wheels

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DIY project: Crate on wheels

Spin that vintage crate from stationary to in-service with the easy addition of everyday casters.



• 1" x 4" x 8' wooden board
Vintage wooden crate
• Handsaw
• Wood glue
• Pencil
• 4 casters
• Drill
• 16 bolts
• 32 washers
• 16 nuts


1 Cut the wooden board 2" shorter than the length of the crate; repeat to make two boards of equal size.

2 Turn the crate upside down. Glue the boards lengthwise to either side of the crate’s bottom.

3 Mark the holes of the casters on the ends of each board.

4 Drill holes at each mark big enough to fit the bolts.

5 Turn the crate on its side. Line up one caster’s holes with those drilled into the crate. Secure it in place by feeding a washer and bolt through the inside of the crate. Tighten from the outside with another washer and nut. Repeat for remaining holes and casters.

Sintered iron swivel casters, 2", Princess Auto, $5 each.


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DIY project: Crate on wheels