Steps // How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier
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Measure the Sides

 
Step One // How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier

Measure the Sides

measuring the sides to make a six-pack carrier for a diy gift
Photo by Mark Lund

Measure and mark 1½ inches in from each side at the top of a 1x5 board. Draw a line from each mark to the midpoint of each side of the board (6½ inches down). Repeat on the other board.

 
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Cut Out the Sides

 
Step Two // How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier

Cut Out the Sides

Cut Out the Sides to make a six-pack carrier for a diy gift
Photo by Mark Lund

Using a jigsaw, cut along the lines to form the taper of the sides of the carryall.

 
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Make the Handle Opening

 
Step Three // How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier

Make the Handle Opening

Make the Handle Opening to make a six-pack carrier for a diy gift
Photo by Mark Lund

Using a 1-inch paddle bit, drill a hole 1½ inches down and in the middle of each side for the dowel handle.

 
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Cut the Bottom and Attach the Sides

 
Step Four // How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier

Cut the Bottom and Attach the Sides

Cut the Bottom and Attach the Sides to make a six-pack carrier for a diy gift
Photo by Mark Lund

Attach the sides to the 7½-inch-long base with 1 ¼-inch screws.

 
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Add the Side Rails and the Handle

 
Step Five // How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier

Add the Side Rails and the Handle

Add the Side Rails and the Handle to make a six-pack carrier for a diy gift
Photo by Mark Lund

Attach ¼-by-1½-inch "rails" to the sides with 1-inch trim-head screws. Glue the handle in place, and finish the carrier with paint or stain. (We used red milk paint and antiquing wax.) Attach the bottle opener.

 

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