Friday, September 7, 2018

Antique Turkey Crate Coffee Table...

I enjoy using raw wood tones to add warmth and depth to a mostly white room. We recently acquired this antique turkey crate, which we are using as a coffee table in the living room. 

I have long-admired chicken crate coffee tables, but had never actually seen a turkey crate. They are basically like a "double-decker" version of a chicken crate, which makes sense since they were used to transport turkeys, which are larger than chickens. I had planned on adding casters to the bottom of the crate, but when we moved the turkey crate into the living room, it was already the perfect height.

I was especially happy to find that the turkey crate was very clean (bonus!), and in near-pristine condition, considering its age. I love that this piece came from a farm and seems to have stories to tell.

Shortly after buying the turkey crate for our home, we found these great, weathered antique chicken crates, which we are selling at our shop space inside of M&M Antiques in Monroe, Washington. They would look nice with casters or table legs, to give them added height, as a coffee table.

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If you don't live near us, but are looking for a chicken crate, or chicken crate table ideas, you can find them here.

Do you have an repurposed or up-cycled pieces of furniture in your house? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

Thank you for visiting today,


  1. I bought a chicken coop "coffee table" in the 80's. They had stained & varnished it, and attached stained & varnished legs made out of a tree branch, about 4" in diameter. Talk about adding character to your home.

    1. Wow! You were ahead of your time! Or am I behind? :) Or maybe it's just a classic!

  2. I am in love with your new coffee table! I wished I lived closer so I could scoop up one of your chicken crates. Guess I better start searching here in Colorado now!

  3. It looks so awesome! Love your blog!

  4. I love your blog. I visit daily. I would like to know how much you are selling your chicken crates for. I live here in Kirkland. I think you could put two of the chicken crates on top of one another and get the same effect as the turkey crate. Thank you so much for sharing all your farmhouse decor with us. Looking forward to your reply.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for your daily visits! I appreciate that so much. Please email me at and I will fill you in on the crates. ~julie


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