- Minwax Wood Cabinet Cleaner
- Minwax Water Based Polycrylic
- 4 casters
- Dust cloth
I’ve had this old wooden beer crate so long I couldn’t recall where I got it. But when my son Eric, who enjoys a good craft beer, asked me to keep an eye out for a vintage beer crate, I was still able to recall where I had stuck this one.
1. Clean the wood with a wood-cleaning spray
Needless to say, it had accumulated some barn dirt, so the first thing to do was to clean off the dust and grime with Minwax Wood Cabinet Cleaner and a soft cloth.
2. Apply a protective polycrylic finish
As soon as it dried, I applied two coats of Minwax Water Based Polycrylic, knowing the clear finish would protect the original stenciled letters without affecting the color. The aerosol can made getting the polycrylic inside the crate even easier than using a brush.
3. Attach casters to the bottom of the crate
Then to make it easy for Eric to move it around in his apartment, I added four low casters to the underside of the crate.
And with his birthday coming up, Eric will soon have a unique, vintage beer crate in his apartment for magazines, books — or whatever he chooses to store in it.
Until next time,
Thanks for stopping by!