Rustic Wine Caddy for Under $15

Hi Guys, who doesn't love wine or great gift ideas? This Rustic Wine Caddy is a perfect gift idea for that wine lover you know, even if that wine lover happens to be yourself! To make it even better you can make this build for Under $15, even less if you don't want to add any brackets to it.

The Wine Caddy's crate appearance gives it that perfect rustic appeal. However, there are numerous ways you can finish this build off from stains and paints to brackets. I've actually built two of these myself in the last bit, each with a different look. So take a look below to check them out.

Now Have Fun & Happy Building!

Make sure you read through the instructions and look over the plans fully before you start your project. Check out the “Before You Start” page for more on tool information, tips & tricks. Always stay safe and wear all safety protection. It is always best to make your cuts as you go and as they say, measure twice and cut once.

If you have any questions just ask away!

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Shopping List

1 - 1" x 4" @ 6' 

2 - 1/2" x 2" @ 3' Craft Board 

8 - 1 1/2" Corner Brackets 

32 - Screws for the brackets 

1/4" Twine 



Wood Glue

1 1/4" Brad Nails

Cut List

1 - 1" x 4 @ 14" - BASE 

2 - 1" x 4" @ 13" - INSIDE DIVIDER 

2 - 1" x 4" @ 4" - ENDS 

4 - 1/2" x 2" @ 14" - SIDES 

Tools Needed




Circular Saw




3/8" Drill Bit 


Brad Nailer 






Shop Towels 


Paint Brush 




Safety Glasses 


Ear Plugs 


Prep Wok

After cutting the boards to size, Pre-sand them to make it easier after The Wine Caddy is Built

Drill the holes for the handle in the top of each INSIDE DIVIDER. 



First attach the 2 END boards to the BASE using wood glue and 1 1/4"Brad Nails.

Nail through the bottom of the BASE into the SIDES 

Attach the INSIDE DIVIDER boards to the BASE using wood glue and 1 1/4" brad nails. 

Make sure the spacing in all sections is equal .


Attach the SIDE pieces using wood glue and brad nails.  

The top board is flush with the top of the END boards and the board is spaces equally. (my daughter loves to help as you can see)

Brad nailing the sides



With initially giving each board a good sand to remove the imperfections, you now only have to do the finish sand to make it smooth and ready to stain


Finish as desired with your choice of stain and polyurethane or paint.

Lastly, attach the rope to make your handle.


If you are going to attach brackets:

Spray paint the corner brackets and its screws and once dry, attach.

TIP 1: An easy way to paint the screws is to slightly screw them into a scrap board. This allows you to spray all angles.

TIP 2: Make sure you pre-drill your pilot holes first and carefully screw in by hand as too much pressure can cause the craft boards to crack.  



Rustic Wine Caddy

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