Whip up a nifty wooden caddy to store your hand tools, stow your seeds or double as a gift box for potted herbs and veges.
MATERIALS: • Small nails or tacks • 2 screws and 29cm x 3cm thick round dowelling (for the handle) • Dressed 10mm pine (2.5m long x 135mm wide) cut into: • 2 x 295mm (for caddy sides) • 4 x 180mm (for ends and base)• 1 x 275mm long x 125mm high (for central divider)
• 2 x 85mm wide x 125mm high (for the short dividers)• 2 x 200mm x 50mm wide handle uprights
1. Saw the dressed pine timber into the lengths described.
2. To make the base of the caddy, you’ll need two pieces side by side (as shown).
3. The dividers are 10mm shorter (the thickness of the timber) than the sides.
4. Use a small clamp to hold the lengths of timber in place for nailing. 5. Use fine grade sandpaper to smooth any rough edges or corners. 6. Use a jigsaw to cut round ends on the handle uprights. Sand smooth. 7. Nail or screw the dowelling handle to the box and you’re done. 8. Decorate your caddy. We used Resene ‘Clover’ and adhesive plastic snowflakes.
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