Reclaimed Wooden Crate (EDIT)

This rustic crate I build from scratch, I used off-cuts of pallets that were left over  from other projects.
The wood was fairly new and pale, I wanted a very old, beaten up look; therefore, I used my power file to round off all the edges, then I battered it with a variety of hammers, pliers, and chains.
Next I layered up different shades of oils, sanding in between. I applied a healthy layer of clear wax over the whole chest to seal in my colour.

Kate Arthur Rustic Crate 03




Kate Arthur Rustic Crate 02




Kate Arthur Rustic Crate 01


EDIT: I found a couple of photo’s of the crate during the making of.

One photo from just after it was assembled, still with the crisp hard edges.

The second from after I had softened the edges, just before colouring.

Crate Making of 02

Crate Making of 01