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How to Create Your Own Re-purposed Apple Box

How to re-purpose an apple box.


This project is as easy as it gets.  
The most challenging thing about it is obtaining a good apple box.  As the saying goes, "They don't make 'em like they used to!". So, it may take a little leg work to find a market in your area that still has some good, thick wood boxes, with the original logos still on them. 
 

This is my local farm market. 
I went in one day, and asked them if they had any apple boxes. The girl working there went in the back, and sure enough, came out with a big pile for me to choose from! Some were in worse shape than others, so I started weeding through them to be sure I got the best ones.

"$10.00 each", she said. 
Done deal! 
I bought 3.  


 What you'll need: 

1. A good quality vintage apple box, with logo, from your local farm market.
 
2. One dolly per apple box, with good sized caster wheels.

3. Wood Cleaner

4. Fine sandpaper.

5. A screwdriver.







Caster wheels can be expensive. The cheapest way of obtaining good caster wheels, at a decent size, is to buy a dolly. 

I went to Harbor Freight Tools and found the above dolly at for $14.00 (Now its on sale for $9.00!). Divide $14.99 by 4 and that's only $3.75 per wheel!


Remove the wheels from the dolly and apply them to your box. 

Lightly sand the box and give it a good clean with a wood cleaner, easily found at any supermarket. This will get rid of any funky residue left by the apples. 

Your box is now ready for use!

Like I said, as easy as it gets!


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1 comment:

  1. Awesome idea! I love this kind of thing, rustic & practical. I wish I did these DYI more often but I never seem to have what a need.... And getting it seems so complicated!

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