How we turned an old beer case into a unique seat

DIY beer crate seat

A project my fellow blogger friends Fräulein Schön, Chriscovery and my husband and I worked on last week: A seat made from an old beer case for two very good friends of ours. We bought the beer on a weekend trip to Hessen and we took the crate with the empty bottles back home with us only to realize the bottle shops in this state of Germany wouldn’t take it back. The man in the shop offered to throw it out for me, but I knew there was something I had been wanting to do for ages: Turn a beer case into a unique seat. And Fräulein Schön had the same idea. So we finally got started with this.

The teamwork couldn’t have been better: My husband went to the hardware store with me, we bought wood and got it cut into the right shape so that it would fit on the beer case (We got it cut two centimeters longer on each side). Then my husband nailed little pieces of wood (hardware shop leftovers or any sort of wood leftovers would do) on one side of the wood. That way the wooden surface doesn’t slide when you sit on it.

This is how the DIY beer crate seat looked in the beginning.

This is how the DIY beer crate seat looked in the beginning.

This goes on the bottom side of the seat cover. All you need is leftover wood, a hammer and nails

This goes on the bottom side of the seat cover. All you need is leftover wood, a hammer and nails

We brought it over to Fräulein Schön and Chriscovery and they put lining on top of the seat cover (You can use any material that makes the wooden surface a bit more comfortable) and waterproof fabric on it.

Et voilà, our beer crate seat. Unfortunately it was too dark to take a better pic.

Et voilà, our beer crate seat. Unfortunately it was too dark to take a better pic.

And then we filled up the beer case with new beer, brought it over to our friends’ party and they ended up with a unique souvenir.

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