Wooden 6 Pack Holder Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about wooden 6 pack holder plans. If you want to build an elegant wood caddy for a six pack, or you are looking for an unique gift idea, you should really check out this design. This beer caddy features a cap catcher and an elegant handle. You can adjust the size of the beer caddy to suit your needs. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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Wooden 6 Pack Holder Plans

Building a 6 pack caddy with cap catcher

Building a 6 pack caddy with cap catcher

 

Materials

  • A – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 10 1/4″ long BOTTOM
  • B – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 10 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 11 1/2″ long ENDS
  • C – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 3″ long END
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 11 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 9 1/2″ long (1/4″ thick) SIDES
  • E – 1 piece of 3/4″ dowel – 9 1/2″ long HANDLE

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

How to build a 6 pack beer caddy

Building the faces for the caddy

Building the faces for the caddy

The first step of the project is to build the slats for the beer caddy. Mark the cut lines on the slats and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Assembling the frame of the caddy

Assembling the frame of the caddy

Fit the beer caddy faces to the bottom slat. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the bottom slat and insert 2″ nails into the faces. Add glue to the joints.

End slat

End slat

Fit a slat to the front of the caddy. Make 45 decorative cuts to the exposed edges and fit it into place with 2″ nails. Add glue to the joints.

Fitting the side slats

Fitting the side slats

Fit 1×2 (1/4″ thick) strips to the sides of the beer caddy. Align the edges flush and fit 1/2″ plywood between the strips of wood, so you can create even gaps. Insert 3/4″ nails and glue to secure the strips into place tightly.

Cutting out the holes for the handle

Cutting out the holes for the handle

Use a 1″ spade bit to make the cuts to the sides of the caddy, so you can fit the handle into place tightly.

Fitting the handle

Fitting the handle

Cut a 1″ dowel to 9 1/2″ using a sharp saw. Fit the dowel into place and align the edges flush. Use glue and a 1″ nail to lock the handle into place tightly.

Fitting the bottle opener

Fitting the bottle opener

Fit the bottle cap opener to the front of the caddy. Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting.

Wooden 6 pack holder plans

Wooden 6 pack holder plans

Make sure you let the glue to dry out for a few hours before taking care of the finishing touches.

6 pack carrier plans

6 pack carrier plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the caddy and to protect the components from wearing. Apply a few coats of lacquer to seal the finish. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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