This diy step by step diy project is about how to build a wine caddy. Building a rustic wooden caddy for two wine bottles is not that hard as you could imagine. I managed to build this wine caddy for under 10 dollars. This also makes for an unique gift that is inexpensive and easy to build. If you want to surprise a loved one with a diy project, you should give this a chance.
You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. If this is your first project, you should read the instructions with attention. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.
Made from this plan
Building a wine tote
- A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 5″ long SIDES
- B – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 8″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 12″ long SUPPORT
- D – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 9 1/2″ long RAILS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw, pocket hole jig
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
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Wine Caddy Plans
If you want to build this simple wooden wine tote, you should take a look over the following instructions. Make sure you also check out the rest of my projects for more diy inspiration.
First of all, you need to cut the side pieces for the wine caddy. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts to the exposed corners, as shown in the diagram.
Cut a piece of 1×4 lumber for the bottom of the caddy. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slat and secure it to the sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints. Align everything with attention for a professional result.
Build the handle for the wine caddy, as shown in the diagram. Cut out the finger hole using a jigsaw.
Drill pilot holes through the bottom of the wine caddy and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the handle, as shown in the diagram.
Fit 1×2 strips of wood to the sides of the wine caddy, as shown in the diagram. Use 5/8″ finishing nails and glue to secure the rails to the wine caddy.
Smooth the edges, as well as the whole surface before applying a few coats of stain.
How to build a wine caddy
First of all, you need to make the side components. Use a saw to make the top decorative cuts. Smooth everything with sandpaper for a professional result.
Build the bottom from 1×4 lumber and drill pilot holes at both ends. Align the edges with attention and secure the components together with a clamp. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to create durable joints. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws.
Build the handle from 1×4 lumber. Make 45 degree cuts to the top of the slat, as shown in the diagram.
Drill starting holes along the marked lines for the finder hole. Make sure you drill the holes inside the marked area.
Use a jigsaw to make the cuts and smooth everything with a piece of 120-grit sandpaper.
Drill pilot holes through the bottom slat and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the handle. Use a carpentry square to make sure the corners are square. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
I used reclaimed wood for this project, so don’t mind the quality of the components. However, the wine tote is starting to take shape nicely.
Attach the 1×2 strips of wood (1/4″ thick) to the sides of the wine tote, as shown in the image. Use 5/8″ finishing nails to secure the rails into place.
Smooth the edges thoroughly with 120-200 grit sandpaper and clean the residues with a damp cloth.
Stain the wine tote and then protect the finish by applying a few coats of lacquer.
The wine caddy seen from another angle.
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