Easy DIY coffee table from wine crates #Decor & Decorating#Do It Yourself#living room#table#upcycling September 16 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Remember when I introduced you to using wine crates as shelves? Well here's my even-more-favorite way to re-use wine crates: as a freaking coffee table! Offbeat Homie Helena re-purposed six wine crates, stood them on their sides, topped them off with a perfectly-sized piece of glass and made this tres magnifique DIY coffee table. The best part about a wine crate coffee table… Extra storage on the sides to display books, artwork, or your collections. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Home decor that's kitty cat chic NEXT Autism and puberty: my 10-year-old is growing up, and I'm not ready Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] I want to see more of this beautiful home! 8 agree Reply This is very cute! Reply I love this table (almost as much as I love the Captain Haddock picture on the mantle)! 2 agree Reply I made that too! Thanks!! Reply I love this idea, but where do you get the wine crates from? Reply The best way: buying crates of wine! 😉 I mentioned in the other post I linked to, about using wine crates as shelves, that my friends happen to work in a restaurant and have access to lots of wine crates for free. Do you have a favorite restaurant you could ask for crates? Also Amazon sells some. 1 agrees Reply I found my wine crates in the trash outside a liquor store. Less trash in the landfill, beautiful crates in my home. Win-Win. 🙂 Reply I got them (free) from a giant wine shop where you can take them to take your wine home in… even if you don't buy enough wine to anywhere near fill them all. If you are in the UK, it's the Wine Society. Reply Don't be afraid to ask an employee who is restocking the wine display or section at a supermarket. If they can't help, you can direct your question to the store manager. Sometimes you have to strike when the moment is hot. If you can find out when they replenish their shelves, you can also time your visits accordingly to really score. I've gotten some great crates at BevMo and Trader Joe's. Although the former store tends to give the nicer crates to customers to hold their larger purchases. These stores are thrilled to get them off their hands and out of their trash flow too. You can approach the management at restaurant or a bar too. Just don't bother the staff on their high traffic times with your query. Better to go during when the establishment is quieter. Simply say you have a DIY project, and ask how they handle their empty crates. If you're friendly, it is easy to make arrangements to take them off their hands. It is a win – win formula for all concerned. Great to save them from landfills. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.