In this video, you will learn how to dismantle a wooden crate.
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To upcycle wooden crates into great items for your home, you'll normally have to dismantle the crate to use the planks. Find out how to do this safely and effectively in this short tutorial video.
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In this video we are going to learn how to dismantle a wooden crate
this should take you around 15 minutes
to dismantle a wooden crate, you will need:
a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a crate
step 1: the first step will be to remove the base of the crate
ease the flat-headed screwdriver between the wooden plank and the staple in order to lift the staple's two tabs
do this for every staple you find
turn the crate over
then slide the screwdriver between the wooden plank and the stape and ease the staple up to create a gap
remove the staples completely using some pliers
step 2: once the base is removed, we being removing the sides
to do so, place the screwdriver between the wooden planks and wooden strip at the corner of crate
use the screw driver to make a levering motion until the planks come loose
repeat this action as many times as you need
when the planks are separated, remove any remaining staples
step 3: finally, separate the wooden planks which make up the base of the crate
you now have all the wood from the crate at your disposal to use in your DIY and decorating projects!