Apple Crates for Storage

I like the idea of vintage apple crates for storage, however they are getting hard to find and when you find them they are pretty beaten up. More like battered chic than shabby chic. So I decided to build one myself. This is the first one and I would make some changes to the next. First the bottom is too heavy and second I figured out after the fact how to quickly make the handles.
So I made it big enough to store papers.... or

carry apples to the donkeys!