I'm not going to lie to you ... I like beer ... nay .. I [expletive] love beer!
Sometimes (all the time) I want to carry several of these divine nectars to a friendy gathering (or anywhere). On a good day (usually a Saturday), I can carry three in one hand, but I need the other hand to open/shut doors, pick things up, etc. Then there is the issue of a bottle opener. You'd think I'd have one on my keychain considering my aforementioned love for the liquid sealed behind such a barrier, but that ring is already crying for mercy. I also value my teeth and never perfected the trick using a house key .. there must be an instructable on that .. I better look asap.
Step 1: Research And Layout
I needed dimensions, so I needed beer bottles. They didn't need to be empty, but we don't need to talk about that right now.
Useful fact: 2 3/8" is the rough diameter of a beer bottle and the measurement I used.
Note: I'll list my final dimensions at the end.
Step 2: Box Milling And End Dadoes
I rough cut the sides on the miter saw and then dialed them in using the table saw.
The two end pieces needed centered dadoes to receive a 3/4" plywood panel, so I did that on the table saw as well. I set the blade at a 3/8" depth and snuck up on the cut until I had a good fit.
Lastly, I needed a groove on all four panels to receive the bottom (you'll see it in future pictures).