- 7 Board , 1x4 , 72"
- 1 Board , 1x4 , 96"
- 1 Board , 2x2 , 48"
Hardware & Supplies
- 72 Brad Nails
- 1 Stain or paint of choice
- 1 Sandpaper
Cut List & Parts
- 6 Large Side Slates , 1x4x22"
- 6 Small Side Slates , 1x4x15"
- 3 Bottom Slates , 1x4x24'
Cut 6 - 1×4″ to 22″ (side slates)
Cut 3 - 1×4″ to 24″ (bottom slates)
Cut 6 - 1×4″ to 15″ (small side slates)
Cut 4 - 1×1″ to 12″ (inner supports – we ripped ours from 2×2’s.)
After you make all your cuts, get started nailing it together! I started by gluing and nailing the long sides to the 1×1’s first.
Note-Make sure to place the 1×1 flush with the bottom of your 1×4 so that it will not be as noticeable from the top.
After both longer sides are together, nail on the 1x4's on each end. You may have to trim a little off of each board before nailing in place to make sure that they sit flush on the corners.
After we nailed the bottom slates on, we added feet made from round dowels that we had. This step is completely optional. I just like the cuteness that they added!
Before staining, I sanded and sanded and sanded some more! It can be a little difficult to get into all the cracks. You might do better to sand before putting it together. It’s completely up to you. Once I finished sanding the crate I stained it with a dark walnut stain by Rust Oleum. I used a q-tip to get the stain into all the little grooves.
Let it dry over night before putting anything in it.
The next day I added the word “Pillows” on white vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo. You could easily paint this on your crate if you don’t own a Silhouette or Cricket.