I started with 2 crates and some slate and came up with four ideas for outdoor crate tables. Yep a crate side table four ways! If you love rustic outdoor furniture you will love these ideas. A little paint on these plain wood crates and you will have a more modern look as well. Why could I not stop at one idea? I fell in love with each arrangement y’all. So you get all four crate tables in one post. Pick your favorite and comment below — I would love to hear your opinion.
DIY Crate Table Supplies:
I started super simple with one wood crate and one slate tray. You can put these together with a product like E-6000 for use outdoors. This is a super simple combination that works well beside a chair outdoors.
The slate tray comes with jute handles that I just cut off. Note that you will be left with four small holes in your slate as shown below. These do not bother me in the least.
So if one crate is good, two must be great right? I started playing with combinations of two crates. You can screw or nail the crates together and once again add slate to the top with E-6000 or equivalent. The combination below is two stacked crates with two slate trays on the top. This is perfect if you want more display room for smaller objects.
Turn those two crates back to back and you have yet another combination for an outdoor crate table. This would be great between two chairs as each side has an area for display purposes. One slate tray is used on each wood crate. Again nail or screw the crates together then add the slate.
For my last crate table version, I thought I would get a little creative. If you turn the crates opposite ways you can come up with a more interesting combination. This one takes two crates and just one slate tray.
Which combination is your favorite? I am partial to the version with the crates back to back. However any of these combinations would work well as a crate table outdoors. So be sure to buy or find some wood crates and slate to make a table in minutes.