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Turn Wooden Crates Into Rolling Bathroom Storage

Are you tired of being always stresses where to store your towels, soap, toilet paper, shampoo and all the rest of the staff necessary in your bathroom? This rolling organizer can store all of them! You can make it yourself and customize its size, according to your convenience. Here is our suggestion!

Tools and Materials 

  • Varathane 3X Premium Wood Stain – Cognac
  • Varathane 3X Premium Wood Stain – Weathered Gray
  • Varathane Matte Soft Touch Polyurethane
  • Sandpaper (#120, #150, & #180 Grits)
  • Casters
  • Various sized wooden crates
  • Drill
  • Synthetic bristle brush
  • Sanding sponge
  • Wiping cloths, latex gloves
  • Piece of plywood
  • Screws
  • Drill bits
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Stir Stick

Materials Needed

Indications:

  1. First, you have to lightly sand each crate with your sanding sponge or sandpaper to smooth the surface. Begin with #120 grit, and then progress through #150 and #180 grits – wiping down with a tack cloth in between each grit. Sand in the direction of the wood grain, to ensure that the stain penetrates the wood properly.
    Lightly sand each crate with your sanding sponge or sandpaper
  2. Wipe your crates down with a tack cloth to remove any sanding dust or dirt.
  3. Open your can of Varathane Wood Stain – Cognac and shake or stir it thoroughly with a stir stick, making sure to scrape the bottom of the can to mix any settled pigment.
    Stir or Shake Your First Stain
  4. To start staining, dip your brush or lint-free rag into the stain and apply a liberal amount onto the wood. Once you’ve covered one side, let the stain sit for a few minutes to soak into the wood.
    Apply Your First Stain
  5. Then, wipe the excess away with a clean wiping cloth or lint-free rag, moving in the direction of the grain. Once you’ve wiped down the entire side of the crate, repeat Steps 4 and 5 on the other sides. Let your crates dry for at least one hour, then apply three coats of Varathane Matte Soft Touch Polyurethane.
  6. Using the same technique you used to apply the Cognac stain, stir or shake your can of Varathane Wood Stain – Weathered Gray thoroughly, and then apply a liberal amount onto one side of the crate.
    Apply Your Second Stain
  7. Wipe the stain away with a clean cloth, working with the grain. Repeat the application process on the other sides of the crate and on any remaining crates. Set the crates aside to dry for at least one hour, then apply three coats of Varathane Matte Soft Touch Polyurethane.
    Wipe Away Excess
  8. To attach your wooden crates, first decide on a pattern that fits your storage needs. Then, stack the crates in order upside down (so that the bottom of the crates are facing up—as shown above) and secure the crates together one at a time. First, drill a pilot hole in the bottom (this will be the top, once the crates are flipped right-side up), and then follow with a screw to secure them together. It’s easiest to first secure the crates together vertically, and then secure the left and right columns to each other.
    Secure the Crates Together
  9. Now, you may add the base. While your crates are still upside down, place the piece of base wood on top (this will be the bottom once the crates are turned right-side up). Once it’s in place, drill one pilot hole for the screws on each of the four corners.
    Drill a Pilot Hole in the Base
  10. Attach the base to the crates with four screws – one on each corner.
    Attach the Base
  11. Drill another pilot hole in each of the four corners. This one will be for the casters.
  12. Twist the casters in by hand as far as possible, and then use an adjustable wrench to tighten them completely.
    Twist in the Casters
  13. Use a drill to fasten the castors to the base with screws, and then flip the organizer back to its upright position and you have finished your work.
    Secure the Casters

And your DIY bathroom organizer is done!

Rolling Bathroom Storage

Source: http://www.abundancepedia.com/articles/turn-wooden-crates-rolling-bathroom-storage/?hvid=1je6S6

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