There are two types of salvaged wood furniture: the kind that looks salvaged and the kind that doesn't.
Depending on your taste and design aesthetic, either can work. We think these fall squarely into the "looks salvaged" category, but we don't mind.
The Cratecupboard by Elmo Vermijs, is made of just what you imagine -- former auction crates.
We really like the rustic, global look of the cupboard and think it would make a fantastic bookcase. Just imagine it full of vintage hardcover novels -- or even knickknacks from your world travels ...