I found this amazing old, industrial shipping crate at a yard sale when I was visiting my sister in San Diego. It was one of those rare days of rain in Southern California and most of the yard sales had been canceled, when we came upon this yard sale full of interesting objects and antiques sitting in the rain. It was love at first sight for me, when I saw this crate, and it was only $3! We (my sis, her husband, their two babies, and myself) squeezed into my little Honda to go yard saling, so, try as we did, we could not fit the crate in the car to take it home. My brother-in-law was nice enough to go back out in the rain and load it in my car for me. Thanks Max!
The wood is perfectly weathered and so are the metal straps. I love the old patina and the original, worn stamps on the top and sides.
The crate is really large and it is the perfect size for a side table. It has shelves on the open side against the wall, so it will be great for hiding extra storage in my small house too!
I am thinking I might use it as a night stand in my bedroom. I am working on a new headboard for my room too, so when I get that done, I will share it with you.
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