DIY Drink Caddy

Make your own drink caddy to enjoy your drinks on the go, all while having them safe and secure in wooden carrier. You can enjoy it the patio, at a picnic, or anywhere else you want. Follow these simple and easy step-by-step instructions to get started!

  1. First, I used all Select Pine for the drink caddy. Don’t use common white wood you find at the big box stores; it chips, blotches during stain, and basically has a mind of its own. You want your carrier to last.
  2. Use wood glue (TITEBOND III) and brad nails or crown 1/4″ x 1″ staples to attach all of the pieces. I use my SUREBONDER pneumatic gun for this.
  3. Putting the Bevel cut on the sides, I used a miter saw with a 70 degree angle. I used my RIDGID miter saw for this.
  4. For the handle, I used a metal curtain rod that I had lying around, but you can just pick up a wooden dowel. Be sure to bore out a 1/4″ hole for the dowel to sit in from one end to the second piece, and use wood glue on it as well.
  5. For the 6 dividing drink slot holders, I used 1/4″ thick pine board and cut out slots using my table saw half way on both pieces. This way they create cross clot dividers.Glue it down and at the sides to secure it.
  6. Finally, be sure to use a few coats of polyurithane on the entire thing. You don’t want cold beer bottles to melt and swell the wood.

Hope this helps. Happy building!

July 26, 2016