Beer Tote

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

My Version of the beer tote.

Beer Tote

Here is the beer / Pop (Soda Pop) depending on from what part of the country you are from :), I made as Christmas gifts.

I found the instructions on Pinterest. The bottle opener (“Open Here” Cast Iron Wall Mount Bottle Opener Vintage Look Replica) are from Amazon. Clicking on the link will take you directly to the set of 8 that I purchased. There are many options you can choose from. I chose the Cast Iron Wall Bottle opener because it was a better fit for the rustic look I was going for.

Supplies:

1 – 1 x 6 x 8 (actual 3/4 X 5 1/2″) Pine or whatever you would like to use.
1 – 1/4 pine plywood – Home stores sell 36″ x 36″ Used to cute 1″ x 10″ pieces.
4 – 2 inch screws
Wood Glue
2″ Brad nails – Used to attach the slats to the side.
1/2″ dowel rod for the handle.
steel wool
white vinegar
Tools:

Compound Miter saw
Drill
Router (Optional) – Used my Ridgid trim router to round over all the edges. You can easily use sand paper to do this as well.
Hammer
Drill bits – 1/2″ , #8 drill bit with counter sink.
The build process is pretty easy. I would suggest if you are going to make a few of them, I would make a template for the ends as well as a jig for cutting plywood for the separators.

The finish is nothing more than Steel Wool and White Vinegar. I took about 1/4 of piece of #0000 steel wool and about half cup of white vinegar and put it in a mason jar the let it sit for a day or so. Once I was happy with the color, I took the steel wool out and then poured it into another mason jar. I did use a paint filter to filter out some of the finer pieces of steel wool. Then used a foam brush to apply it.

Category: Projects, Woodworking

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