I'm currently working on an adventure and realized I need a bunch of crates and furniture for this one.
I could just cut out a bunch of squares and rectangles out of card but I thought I'd go all out for these ones since they'll get used a lot.
Crates are super easy to make once you know how.
First get yourself a couple of bags of these....
You can get 42 wooden cubes for a dollar at the dollar store! You're already halfway there!
Next paint them all black.
Now you need to make yourself a stamper. You can find out all about making stampers in issue 1 of sword of sorcery, download all the issues here.
This is a fairly simple stamper, just a thin rectangle on each edge, a diagonal crossbar and some more planks on the inside.
Now load up your stamper with a light beige to represent your wood color and stamp every side of the crates.
Here's what you get!
I undercoated the cubes, made the stamper and got all the sides stamped while watching a movie so they really don't take long at all. If you do enough of them at a time the first ones are dry by the time you loop back around to them to do their second side.
As you can see they look just fine and are a lot quicker and cheaper than printing off cardstock printables and cutting, folding and gluing them all.
I hope you all can find a use for these guys.