How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier
BYOB gets a style upgrade with this classic caddy, modeled on an old-fashioned tool box
BYOB gets a style upgrade with this classic caddy, modeled on an old-fashioned tool box. It securely holds half a dozen beer or soda bottles, and its dowel handle is a pleasure to grab and go. The vintage-look bottle opener (about $6; restaurantsupply.com) screwed to the side will really get the party started.
Cut list to build a carrier that measures 9 inches wide by 5 inches deep by 13 inches tall:
1x6 clear pine for the sides: two @ 13 inches, ripped to 5 inches wide
1x6 clear pine for the base: one @ 7½ inches, ripped to 5 inches wide
1-inch oak dowel for the handle: one @ 9 inches
¼-by-1 ½-inch oak slats for the side rails: four @ 9 inches
Measure the Sides
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.