Wooden Beer Tote

by TheNewHobbyist, published

Wooden Beer Tote by TheNewHobbyist Nov 5, 2012



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While somewhat of an anomaly for me this model is not setup for 3D printing. Instead it's a reference for a wood working project, great for helping you figure out what materials to buy before starting this project.

A quick google search shows that the most popular groomsmen gifts are usually one of the following: flasks, wallets, beer glasses, and watches. All engraved with their initials of course. I thought I’d do something a little different for my groomsmen.

I found this great post on the DIY section of Reddit from the user BitterLikeAHop. He made what was essentially a wooden six-pack holder. Thankfully he also included all the required measurements and details so it wasn’t very hard to recreate on my own. So I called up my Dad, the master woodworker and started laying out plans to make these boxes in bulk.

My first stop was Google SketchUp to render the parts needed in 3D. This helped me figure out how much of which kinds of wood I would need to buy at the hardware store. Modeling only took about 10 minutes and kept me from spending money on wood I wouldn’t be using. Worth the extra time to me.

A more detailed description and lots of extra pictures are available in this blog post: http://thenewhobbyist.com/2012/11/making-a-wedding-wooden-beer-totes/


Collect the following:

One (1) Piece of 1/2″ poplar dowel, 10″ long
One (1) 32″ of 1″x6″ pine board, 32″ long
One (1) 1/4″ plywood, 3′x3′ (I used a handy board)
Wood stain
Wall mounted bottle opener

Cut, drill, glue, route, and nail together.

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Your instructions were fantastic! You saved me tons of time. I made four of these beer totes for my groomsmen for my upcoming wedding in Sept. One question I did have for you: what type of stain did you use? And did you use a polyurethane coat at the end?