I love crates and decided to make one out of old fence boards.
I don't have a tutorial to show, but the construction is fairly simple. I cut the boards--6 the same size for the long sides and the bottom and 4 shorter ones for the ends.
I realized halfway through construction that I was going to have to find a way to connect them all--running the end boards vertically helped that. I needed to use a smaller piece of wood ( a fence piece cut in half) on the inside of the end pieces to keep it all secure and solid. Sorry, the back of this picture is a little blurry, but you can see the board across the front here too.
I added some paint and stain, and one of my favorite labels from a clipart CD I got several years ago.
I also added belt piece handles.
I am usually not too excited about reproduction things--but the old wood on this helped to give it a great vintage quality and it is more solid than most old crates which makes it useable.