Beer Box

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Project by ronstar posted 07-07-2011 02:27 PM 9964 views 63 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made some 6-pack beer boxes out of oak – 1 with rabbet joints, 1 with box joints. Finished with danish oil and wax. Handles are made from 3/4” manila rope with eye splice knots tied at both ends, secured to the box with 4-1/2” plastic boat dock cleats. Also wrapped leather shoelaces around the knot splices for decoration.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 02:40 PM

Nicely done.. How do WE keep them cold though ?


-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 02:43 PM

What a wonderful design. You could probably make a killing selling these to the right bar. The rope cleat is such a wonderful design element, as is the leather tie. Really nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 02:46 PM

Any project with beer is a good one – and this is a good one.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 03:18 PM

That’s great! Nice looking boxes..

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 03:33 PM

Hey, I happen to be a home brewer myself. Great idea. I can see that I’ll be building a few of these to give as gifts filled with assortments of my brew. Thanks

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#6 posted 07-07-2011 03:39 PM

Totally sweet HB carriers! I favor the box jointed one. You might consider “whipping the ends of the 3 hemp strands with black nylon thread prior to making the splice for a cleaner finished look.
You know…if you made a top for it, and expanded the dimensions so you could put in some insulation it would be a true “cooler”. Ah…forget it…these are way cool as is. Besides, when you make good homebrew it doesn’t need to be BMC cold.
Nice job on a novel project and thanks for sharing it with us.

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 03:44 PM

After a long hot day of sailing, this would be a perfect way to bring the beer from the fridge to the deck,
without worrying about dropping one or leaving someone out. They would also be perfect any other time
also, and a lot easier to carry than those cardboard ones. FlyingMLB, if you are going to be giving out these
filled with homebrew, I am sure that myself and other Lumberjocks can provide you with adequate addresses.
USPS will not accept beer for shipment, but if you forget to tell UPS what is in the package, they do not
mind, just package it securely. Do not ask how I know this,LOL.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 03:57 PM

Two of my favorites in one project…beer and wood. Now that’s a mancave project if there ever was one. Next up…a wooden refridgerator (dovetalied joinery of course).

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#9 posted 07-07-2011 04:06 PM

HA! This is great! Not a man around who wouldn’t pop a grin if given this!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#10 posted 07-07-2011 05:48 PM

Great Idea, i’m sure there will be many replicas out there soon, especially around the holidays.

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#11 posted 07-07-2011 06:17 PM

MMMMMMMMM! Beer! And wood! Very nice!

-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.

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#12 posted 07-07-2011 07:10 PM

Wow! Nice looking box and what a great idea. This is a great Xmas gift idea for my two son-in-laws. Thanks for sharing.



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#13 posted 07-07-2011 08:11 PM


Good idea. I like the box joints better, myself. Do you think the dividers are necessary? I mean, the box is either full or it’s empty, right?

-- Chris Wong -- --

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 08:18 PM

What’s not to like? This might just be the best project posted on here this month.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#15 posted 07-07-2011 08:54 PM

You should tie the bottles in to the crate and sink it beside the boat,then wow nice and cool beer. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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