Really cute! Would the crate be sturdy enough for sitting if turned on it's side so that books or whatever could be stored & accessible to students? I have a small area under a "fort" that I plan to use for my book area. A seating & storage area combo would be great! I was interested also in the cost. I'm wondering if it would be less costly to build a simple bench & put a cushion on top by the time you purchase crates & supplies?