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dummkauf 05-03-2010 05:51 AM

Beer Crates
Just thought I'd share this one. I was recently offered a bunch of scrap lumber that consisted of a punch of pine boards and some 1/2" cedar planks that were about 26" long, and I immediately thought of new crates to hold my beer!!!

So I spent the last half of today working on them and this is what I've got so far. I built the first one to test my measurements, and then started the assembly line. They will hold 20 12oz bottles each. I went with the 20 bottle design instead of 24 bottle due to the size of the lumber I had made this design much less wasteful, and since the lumber was free I can't really complain :ban:

Anyway, here's where I left off today. I did buy some 1/8" boards to make dividers but haven't gotten to those yet either.




I was originally just planning on leaving them unfinished, but looking at the first batch I'm now seriously considering sanding them down and staining them.....we'll have to see how ambitious I am after all 7 crates are assembled.

Pappers_ 05-03-2010 11:48 AM

Very nice! Have been thinking about using a wooden beer crate to hold some of my miscellaneous supplies - those look great.

DevilsCreekBrewing 05-04-2010 02:10 AM

Looks good. Is that 1/4" recess on the top of the legs enough to keep the one on top stable?

dummkauf 05-04-2010 03:32 AM


Originally Posted by DevilsCreekBrewing (Post 2041006)
Looks good. Is that 1/4" recess on the top of the legs enough to keep the one on top stable?

So far they seem like they're enough. I put those in there just to add the ability to lock them together somewhat and so that all the pressure is on the 4 legs when they are stacked. I also left 1" of space so I can possibly put lids on them too(depends on how many of those cedar planks I have left when I'm done).

Got them stacked 7 tall without an issue with just the 1/4" drop though



That's all the further I got today.

dummkauf 05-05-2010 03:13 AM

All the 12ozers are done. I have enough wood left to make 2 boxes for my 22oz'ers now too :D

Though I'm still thinking I want to sand them all down and stain them....we'll see.


jfkriege 05-05-2010 03:53 AM

Those look excellent.

dummkauf 05-05-2010 03:55 AM


Originally Posted by jfkriege (Post 2043124)
Those look excellent.

Thank you!

CorneliusAlphonse 05-05-2010 01:26 PM

looks good. I have been planning to do this with my 22oz bottles for a while now - i could just get some cardboard wine boxes, but i would rather make something a little more permanent.

having the wood bracer on the top looks like it would work great as a handle too. thanks for the ideas:mug:

RegionalChaos 05-05-2010 03:33 PM

They look nice.

bknifefight 05-05-2010 03:46 PM

Post a pic with them full of beer for us to drool over :)

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