Need a gift idea? You can build this handsome caddy for everyone on your list.
Our whole family—father Val, son Aaron and daughter Des—got involved in the building of these caddies. We used reclaimed lumber from a 100-year-old barn in Wisconsin. But you can select any type of wood available at your local home center. It took us three days in the shop to transform that gorgeous barn wood into 20 handsome caddies. Each one holds eight longneck bottles or six heritage bottles, which have fatter bottoms. Along with a plan for the caddy and a list of materials, we show a couple of jigs to help streamline the process so you can build a bunch of these at the same time.
A FAMILY THAT BUILDS TOGETHER
Aaron, a pro woodworker for 41 years, and Val have been working together on special projects for more than 30 years.
GET DAD’S HELP
Here’s 91-year-old Val stacking the parts after the angles were cut. Thanks, Dad!
IT ALL STARTS WITH AN IDEA
Recently Des and Aaron designed and built several musical instruments, including cigar box and lap steel guitars.