You won't believe how easy it is to make a bench like this one!
You won’t believe how easy it is to make a bench like this one!

I visited a friend’s house the other day to catch up and talk about our business plans. She has started selling fruits and vegetables in this little corner of a commercial building. She mentioned wanting to get a decent stall. I was really interested in partnering with her when she brought it up, so I decided to give her a visit.

If you have unused wooden crates at home, you can get instant seating area!
If you have unused wooden crates at home, you can get instant seating area!

We have laid both our plans, agreed on most parts, and compromised on the others. Because I have an unused stockroom, we agreed that we’ll use it as the storage space for our business. In turn, I get to keep the crates and boxes of our products.

I initially found my stockroom messy when I saw boxes and crates piling up. Thankfully, my husband has carpentry skills so he decided to make a bench out of the crates. It was such perfect timing because we were about to join our first ever Weekend Market. I can’t believe we were able to convert what we refer to as ‘mess’ into something really, really useful.

Materials:

  • Stair Treads x 2
  • Wood Crates x 2
  • Caster Wheels (with brakes) x 4
  • Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Stain or Paint (optional)

Tools:

  • Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper

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Watch the video below and see how you can build a bench from crates…