Intro: The 6 Pack Caddy
I have recently taken to trying to make gifts for other people in order to both save some money and make a more personalized item. This project i made for about $20 and 2 hours worth of work.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
Here are all the material I used for this small project:
1x6x6 Pine board
1/4"x6x6 Poplar board
Danish Wood Oil
3/4" Drill bit
Step 2: Wood Prep
I started out by sanding with 120 sandpaper and then finishing with 220. I used a normal sanding block and sanded with the grain.
I used Danish oil to stain all the wood in this project. I just dipped a paper towel into the stain and then rubbed that on the wood.
Step 3: Cut List
Rip at 2 5/8"
1 cut 8"
2 cut 5.5
Step 4: Refinish As Needed
After making all my cuts I resanded the spot that needed it and added some more Danish oil.
Step 5: Assembly
For each part of the assembly I joined the wood together with wood glue and brad nails. I started assembly with the handle and bottom of the 6 pack. My next step was to add the sides.
To make the inserts I took my cut pieces and made slots in them. The slots are 1/4" wide and cut into each piece at least half way. On the 5 1/2" pieces I made the slots at the center of each of them. On the 8" piece I divided it into thirds and then added the slots. Afterwards I just slid the slots together and slid it into the 6-pack.
Step 6: Add Some Beer
Now it's time to go get a six pack (or maybe your second six pack)
Original design from wood is the word