DIY Stackable Fruit Crates & A New Series: $30 Thursday

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  1. Lolly Jane says:

    So cute! Love the knock off!! (: Way to go!

  2. Too stinkin cute! I hope you don’t mind me pinning this for my readers. 🙂

    Also I’d love it if you would share this or any of your other great projects over at F-it Fridays sometime!

  3. Melissa says:

    I absolutely LOVE this! I am going to have to get my hubby to make me one. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  4. Melissa says:

    p.s. following you on Pinterest!

  5. Love love love this! What an amazing knock off! Now I want one… 🙂
    Pinning it!

  6. April Hoff says:

    So creative and smart! I need to learn how to use a saw…. 🙂

  7. Johanna B says:

    This is my first time visiting your blog. I guarantee it won’t be the last. I absolutley love this project. The crates are awesome.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you Johanna! I’m so glad you like the crates- and I’m happy to have you as a new reader! 🙂

  8. michele says:

    Can you make one for me – and I’ll buy it? 🙂 serious

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Michele! I’ll have to talk to the hubby and see what we can do. I’ll let you know- and THANK YOU for your interest! 🙂

  9. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely adorable! What a fantastic, easy to follow tutorial too! I so wish I had more room in my kitchen for this because I am seriously obsessed! I’m your newest follower, can’t wait to see what you have next.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you Christina! I’m glad you enjoyed the tutorial— and I’m so happy to have you as a new follower! 🙂
      Big smiles!

  10. Megan says:

    Your fruit crate is awesome! I loved your the table and chair set by April too. I’m pinning this idea.:)


  11. Roeshel says:

    Great knock off, Shayna! Love it! And looking forward to your $30 Thursdays series!

  12. Maria says:

    LOVE THIS!!!!!! The crates look great, and they are so beautifully made!!!!!! Just beautiful!

  13. Love them!
    I am pinning… Have a great weekend!

  14. Jenn says:

    Seriously so cute. I love the addition of the chalkboard in the front.

  15. Anjana says:

    The crates are awesome! Great job!
    I found you via Tatertots and Jello…
    Anjana @

  16. OMG I LOVE this idea. I have the perfect spot for it on my counter too! I’m pinning this right NOW! I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

  17. Rebecca says:

    Whoa. This is great. I sense many uses for this! Love the chalkboard labels too!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you Rebecca! You are so right- they’re very versatile and will probably find many different uses! 🙂

  18. Seriously fabulous, Shayna! I’ll definitely be tuning in to your series, love April’s blog too!! Pinned 🙂

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you Chelsea! I’m so glad you like them- and that you’ll be joining us for $30 Thursday! I agree, April’s blog is fantastic!
      Thanks for the pin! 😉

  19. Mable Burt says:

    Im in love with anything made from wood pallets. Love these crates – such a beautiful idea.

  20. Kathy says:

    Hi! I absolutely LOVE these crates! I like to wash all my fruit and veggies as soon as i buy them. Do you know if it’s okay to eat them after they’ve been on the stained wood or should they be washed before consuming?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Kathy! Thank you for your comment! You ask a very good question, which I’ll try to answer. 🙂 The stain was completely absorbed into the wood. Once it was dry, I did a good wipe down of the crates- so hopefully nothing is seeping into the fruit. I can’t imagine that it would. I always wash my fruit before I eat it, especially if it sits on the counter, since dust and the such is landing on it. If it were me, I would probably wash right be fore eating. Although, if you were really worried about it, you could line the bottom of the crate with a drawer liner. That should stop anything from getting on the fruit.
      Hope that helps! 🙂

  21. Bliss says:

    Stopping over from Fox Hollow Cottage to pin these crates. I’ll probably keep snooping around while I’m here too.


  22. Gretchen says:

    Thank you for sharing! I just saw the Pottery Barn version and googled and found you. Thank you for sharing all the great pics.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU Gretchen! I’m so glad you found me- and that you enjoy my version of the PB fruit crates! 🙂

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  25. Mindi says:

    I am IN LOVE with these, I saw them on Hometalk and now I am pinning! Great job!! I can’t wait to make some!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU Mindi! I’m so happy you LOVE them! Me too! They have been such a great addition to our kitchen! 🙂

  26. kelly says:

    hope ya eat it fast enough, shouldnt put apples and bananas together or onion and potatoes together. like the idea though.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Kelly! Thanks for your comment! I’ve never heard of this before… why can’t you store each of these items together? You’ve left me really curious! 😉

  27. KATHY says:

    Hi my gosh there so awesome, I would be building a couple for myself but I lost my husband and had to sell our home so I no longer have my garage or any of our tools and we had plenty as we custom built 2 of our homes from the ground up made our own blue prints even, oh how you site brings back such good fun times for me Thank you so much I am not only a widow I am disabled so I cant even begin to make any I will have to see if I can find someone to build a couple for me but at a good price as Living on a limited monthly income isn’t easy. Its funny I found your site as I been looking for stackable crates for a while now and don’t really like the plastic ones I want to have like 3-4 to stack in front of my apt window for my buddy Violet she is my 9 year old cat and just loves sleeping and hanging inside crates. It would be great for her to lie on the top one’s with a soft blanket to look out the windows at all her animal friends as I have never let her outside don’t want anything to happen to her she is all I have. You don’t sell them do you?? Well Thank you so much again You brought a smile to my face. I wish you and your family all the best Kathy

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Kathy! THANKS so much for your comment. I’m so very sorry for your loss, but I’m glad these brought a smile to your face. I’m happy to have you here!
      We aren’t currently selling them, but you’ll be the first to know if we do!

  28. Thanks for joining in for Simply The Best Shayna! You know I love this project… and all your others too 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your Summer so far – Shannon

    • Shayna says:

      Such a fun party Shannon! So happy to link up! Thank you for your sweet comment! Happy Summer! 🙂

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  30. carol easterday says:

    I love this! I voted for this project in the Simply The Best competition

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  32. April says:

    That is frickin BRILLIANT. I love it. Being a broke DIYer this is right up my alley. Thanks so much for the very awesome step by steps.

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  35. Laura says:

    Love this idea, but I would caution against using the Minwax stain because it’s not food safe. Perhaps a non-toxic water-based sealer that is food-safe should be applied over the top since you’ve already stained it but anyone making this in the future should be aware of putting fresh fruits and vegetable directly on Minwax stain.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Laura! Yes, you are correct this isn’t food safe and if you’re making one for yourself, please be sure to seal it with a food safe product. 🙂

      • Ed says:

        Getting ready to make one. I’m using raw linseed oil first and then a layer of beeswax. Very food safe. It’s what they use on butcher blocks.

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  37. kate says:

    Ok. You need a handyman for this. I have none. This is no good. Can’t you just use store-bought wooden crates? Thanks

    • Shayna says:

      Sorry you feel that way! This was one of the first DIY projects we did, so it can definitely be done. You could try using store bought wooden crates and add legs to them to create the “stackable” effect.

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