This step by step diy project is about wooden six pack holder plans. I have designed this beer bottle carrier so you can surprise the loved ones with an unique gift idea. If these plans are too complex for your skills or need, take a look over my other beer caddy design. Remember that you need to adjust the size and the design of the caddy to suit your needs. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
6 Pack Beer Bottle Carrier Plans
- A – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 10 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 11 1/2″ long ENDS
- B – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 10 1/4″ long BOTTOM
- 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 – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 9″ long, 4 pieces – 5 1/2″ long PARTITIONS
- F – 1 piece of 3/4″ dowel – 9 1/2″ long HANDLE
Build a wood sic pack bottle carrier
The first step of the project is to build the ends for the beer carrier. Mark the cut lines on the 1×6 slats and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper to make sure they are not sharp. As you can notice in the plans, for this project, the ends are not identical.
Drill 3/4″ or 1″ pilot holes through the top of the ends so you can install the wooden handle in a professional manner. Center the holes by marking the location before drilling through the lumber.
The next step of the project is to assemble the six bottle carrier. Use 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure the components together tightly. Add waterproof glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the structure. Align the edges flush before inserting the nails.
Build the end for the bottle cap tray using 1×6 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the piece of lumber and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and secure the component to the bottom using 1 1/2″ brad nails. In addition, I recommend you to add glue to the joint for a professional result.
Fit 1×2 strips (1/4″ thick) to the sides of the beer caddy. Make sure you align the strips of wood at both ends and lock them to the frame of the caddy with glue and 3/4″ brad nails.
If you really want to enhance the look and the functionality of the beer carrier, you should consider building partitions for the project. As you can notice in the plans, you need to build the partitions from 1×2 strips of wood (1/4″ thick). Make notches to the slats so you can interlock them easily.
Fit the partitions to the bottom of the carrier, as shown in the plans. Secure the partitions into place with wood glue.
Fit another row of partitions to the top of the beer holder, as shown in the diagram. Use waterproof glue to secure the partitions into place.
Fit the 3/4″ dowel to the top of the carrier, as shown in the diagram. Use glue and 3/4″ brad nails to secure the handle into place tightly.
Fit the beer bottle wall opener to one end of the carrier, just under the handle. Make sure the attach the opener so the caps will fall into the tray. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. In addition, You should ideally fit the opener after staining the holder.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, I recommend you to smooth the edges with sandpaper and to fill the dents with wood putty, before applying the stain coats. Seal the finish and enhance the look of the beer carrier by applying a few coats of spray lacquer.
This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few hours without much effort. Remember that you need to adjust the size of the components so they suit your own needs. This six pack holder makes for a wonderful gift for father’s day. If you want to score more point, you can even invest in more exquisite materials, such as oak or redwood. Check out the rest of the indoor plans on my blog, so you get even more building inspiration.
This woodworking project was about wooden six pack holder plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.