Beer Caddy / 6-Pack Carrier

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Project by OttawaBourbon posted 08-30-2016 04:41 PM 2675 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4 different beer caddies made of pine or poplar boards (6×1). Used leftover poplar craft board for most of rails but got fancy on one with some tiger striped/flaming maple strips. The Muskoka bottle opener came from a beer case at the liquor store while the others came from a kitchen shop (2$ each). Saved money by getting knotty pine boards.

These caddies are made for smaller 331ml bottles so I made the wood insert removable to accomodate cans and larger bottles.

Finished with minwax stain and 3 coats of gloss varathane.

Plans available for free via a quick google search.

Make great xmas gifts once filled with a few beers.

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#1 posted 08-30-2016 05:05 PM

Nice, I in the mood for a cold one after checking the thread

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#2 posted 08-31-2016 12:48 PM

These beer caddies turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 08-31-2016 01:08 PM

Beautiful work and wood colour combination. I have this on my mind for a long time to make bunch of them for present.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 02:29 PM

I see so many of these on this site. Does anyone ever carry their beers around in a wooden tote? Why?

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#5 posted 08-31-2016 03:00 PM


That’s actually a fair question. It depends on the person. I quite enjoy beer and I use mine for social gatherings and dinner parties. It’s a lot nicer bringing this caddy and a bottle of wine than bringing a bag or an old cardboard 6-pack full of bottles/cans. The opener is a nice touch too for BBQs.

When not in use, mine (the one with 3 pictures the same frame) is on a display shelf with the bourbons and barware.

I think putting a bit of extra time into the finish is important on these to make them into artistic pieces. I don’t think anyone would use these for very long if they were exclusively bought/made for their function. They’re fairly heavy after all. My 2 cents.

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#6 posted 09-01-2016 08:40 AM

Brilliant, I am inspired

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#7 posted 09-07-2016 03:47 AM

Nice job!

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