Anyway, I've seen some crates out there... where bloggers have made their own out of paint sticks, etc. But I'm not sure I have the patience for that. So when I saw this at the thrift store for $0.75 I didn't hesitate to pick it up.
This had a small imperfection that was easily mended with a pair of pliers and hammer.
I guess someone gave it up because they couldn't take 2 seconds and fix it!