I have a confession. I cannot stop building my own..(insert project here). I think I need to join some sort of help group. It’s not like I don’t have a million projects going on, including completely remodeling my laundry room for the One Room Challenge. That doesn’t stop my wheels from turning and my brain from figuring out how to make whatever it is I want at the moment. This moment it is the dutch tulip crate. I am obsessed with these little beauties. The problem is their either hard to find or slightly expensive. When you find that you have all the supplies at your home to make one, you figure it out. That is exactly what I did.
DIY Dutch Tulip Crate
I will have to tell you, as soon as I finished my first one, I wanted to make more. These are so easy and are such a great accent to any home decor. This DIY is pretty straight forward. Here is what I used for this project:
I started by gathering up my wood pieces for the dutch tulip crate.
I used some pieces of pallet wood that I have laying around. Yes, truly, I have a stockpile of pallet pieces to use for various projects.
I used my table saw and miter saw to cut to size. I am making a 12 by 24 dutch tulip crate.
To make this size you will need:
2 – 3 inch wide by 24 inch long slats
2 – 3 inch by 12 inch long slats for the sides
4- 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch(square) pieces that are 4 1/2 inches long. These are for the insides of the crates.
3 – 13 1/2 inch long by 2 inch wide slats
Here are the tools I used: (you can definitely do this with a hammer and nail, but a nomadic nailer is so much easier.
BOSTITCH Brad Nailer Kit
Table Saw with Guarding System and Stand
Slide Compound Miter Saw, 12-Inch
Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun
***I always feel like I need give a little disclaimer. I have gradually added all these tools to our collection over the past 10 years. So if you find you do not have all these, its really okay.*
You can find wood in these sizes at your local big box hardware store. They may even cut them down to size for you, so don’t let this stop you from trying this project.
Start by nailing the short pieces to the long pieces to make a rectangle.
I nailed the shorter pieces inside the longer ones, which makes the width 13.5 inches instead of 12.
One you have all the pieces nailed together, you will want to nail in the square pieces into the corners.
I lined the bottom of the square block with the bottom of the crate base. I then nailed them together.
The next step was to add the wore mesh to the bottom of the crate.
I started by stapling one corner, then I made sure to make adjustments to keep everything lined up correctly. Then staple the other side and then down to the bottom corners. Then staple in the rest of the mesh.
The last step is to nail the 13 1/2 inch pieces to the bottom of the dutch tulip crate.
Just like that.
And viola! Its finished.
Pallet wood is the perfect material to make these in my opinion. They are already weathered and aged, so you need not do anything to them.
A little bit of styling and this baby is in its new home. Now I just need to figure out how to use 10 more. I need them all.
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Another one for the books. I will be quickly making more of these. Can you imagine stacking a few of these together. Ah, my wheels are turning.
Thanks for spending some time out of your day to see what was happening at Twelve On Main. Have a great day and remember….
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