One of the most popular projects to do with wine crates is to make tables with them. There's 3 ways to do it:
- Glue them together (Usually 3 or more)
- Affix the panels to an already-made table and create a table-top
- Add the wine crates as shelves into an already-made table
My personal favorite is the wine panel table-top decoration, but it's also the hardest one to do to. Depending on the size of the table you may need alot of panels to complete it (Approx. 2 panels covers 1 square foot). You may also want to finish the top or place a custom-made piece of glass over it.
If you want to stain or varnish the tabletop, the panels will need to be perfectly straight and pre-sanded so the finish goes on smoothly. The easiest way to do this is to buy the already prepared panels at Wine Crates and Boxes By Clicking on wine panels you can choose how many you need based on your square footage. All of our panels are professionally inspected for straightness and ready for finish. You can start the project the moment they're delivered to your door!
The other two options are a bit easier to do. Making a coffee table for instance can be done by standing four crates together (Brandings facing up) like this one:
A custom glass piece was placed on top and it looks beautiful. I've seen projects where they place a centerpiece in the middle of the gap to store wine corks!
Another example of an elegant yet simple DIY wine crate table project is below:
This is a side table with legs attached to it. One wine crate was glued on top of the other in an uneven fashion to give it an authentic vineyard feel.
We now move onto the wine panel tabletops. The next 5 pictures represent a variety of distinctive creations. None are alike in any way.
One of my favorite wine table makers is Alpine Wine Designs. The owner Brad is a genius, and the above picture is a Napa inspired tasting table made exclusively with wine panels from high-end California wine crate panels
Next is a large dining table with 25 panels of assorted sizes and vineyards. This masterpiece took quite a while to make!
Another example of a masterpiece is this remarkable coffee table that has wine panels adorning both the top and legs
The next piece is a side table with only one panel in the center, and it's not a wine panel but rather it's a lid for a an old-style liquor crate. You can easily replace the liquor crate lid with a wine crate lid instead.
The last piece in the wine panel tabletop collection is colorful and somewhat complex to make. Although it's a fairly small deck table, it's covered with panels that were finished with different stains (Cherry, Mahogany and Oak)
Last but not least is an example of a tasting table that has wine crates as drawers, and wine panels on the top! Love it.
If your looking to create your own unique wine crate project but need the wine crates or panels visit www.winecratesandboxes.com and speak directly with me. We can go over the details of the project, and work out what kind of wine crates or panels would work best for it.