Six Pack Carrier from Reclaimed Wood

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Project by KnotCurser posted 04-12-2013 12:10 AM 3323 views 26 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past couple of months I have been “harvesting” some really nice pieces from large pallets. These all came from South America and were used a single time to ship very heavy stacks of steel to a business close to my home. I now have close to a hundred pieces including teak, poplar, cherry, cedar, oak and what I call “Mystery Wood”.

Last week I decided to start using some of the wood and to challenge myself to make something really “classy” with it – this is the result. What’s more classy than a six pack holder!

Every piece in this carrier was previously a pallet slat.

I know most of the wood is white oak, and the strips down the middle of the sides are cherry, but I’m not sure of the exact species of cherry.

The bottom is held in place with a dado and the rest use mortise and tenon joinery. Not a single nail or screw was used for joinery in the entire carrier.

I also attached a bottle opener I picked up when touring the Dogfish Head Brewery a couple of weeks ago in Milton, Delaware. It completes the project rather nicely. :-)

In case you were wondering, the beer is my own homebrew – in this case a Hefeweizen that is REALLY tasty!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 01:26 AM

I have home smoked cheese and bacon….you have beer…..I can see a great friendship forming!

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 07:31 AM

Like the sides shaped as a bottle

-- the best tools are nothing without creativity

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 09:44 AM

Very creative like the bottle opener on the side.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 04-12-2013 10:56 AM

good beer should always travel in style.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#5 posted 04-12-2013 12:29 PM

Yes, what Chase said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 04-12-2013 09:11 PM

A delicious project

-- I love Jeeps

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#7 posted 04-12-2013 10:27 PM

Great project, as a home brewer myself, I can see the need for this as I’m always taking a few bottles when I go visiting.

-- Naz

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#8 posted 04-12-2013 11:06 PM

I did notice +++ ONE IS MISSING!

Really neat idea. I am also capable of scrounging good wood. Where I used to work we even had some rough black walnut come in as truck dunage. About 3 of us split that among us.

Great Idea, Great JOB!

-- just rjR

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#9 posted 04-13-2013 10:52 AM

Looks really nice! Classy too! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 04-13-2013 02:12 PM

Very nice and useful also. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 04-14-2013 08:22 PM

Nice! I miss brewing, been a few years since I’ve done it. Very cool design.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#12 posted 04-15-2013 03:44 PM

Cool and handy project! Like the design, bottle shaped sides and the attached opener. Great job!

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#13 posted 04-15-2013 09:16 PM

Nice 6-pack.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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