My lovely DIY shelf in my guest room using 4 crates stacked together! Simple edge-paint project that ties the colors of the room together immediately. All my guests compliment it all the time. It is very sturdy and holds heavy books to sweaters.
*Could use this idea to make shelves for bourbon bottles* DIY industrial style desk made with butcher block wood and painted galvanized pipe, floor flanges, and elbows. Lag bolts used through flanges for disassembly.