I’ve been in a “building” slump lately. I found some inspiration online to make a handy diy wooden caddy, but I could stop at just one! A DIY caddy made from reclaimed fence and spare chair parts can be very versatile! The possibilities are limitless!
I gathered my bits and pieces and headed to the basement shop where it’s cool.
I cut my pieces and used my quick clamps to hold the sides. I took the easy way out and used my nail gun to shoot some nails in while the clamps held everything in place. This caddy is about 12 inches long.
I sized up my random spindles to see what looked best.
I cut my spindle to size with my miter saw and drilled pilot holes through the old fencing, and the spindle. I then used black drywall screws to attach the spindle/handle.
This is caddy #2, it’s much longer at about 18 inches.
I used my combination squareto find the right place to drill my pilot holes for the caddy handle. I measured on the inside. . .
. . . then measured on the outside on both ends.
Marking the spot, I drilled the pilot hole and then used a black drywall screw to hold it all in place.
Then I got busy painting them. On the small one, I did a watered down red wash first, then did a watered down black over it. The larger one, I just used the watered down black on it.
Here you can see the two side by side and compare them. I like the handle on the larger one a LOT!
Isn’t it cute?
On the smaller one, I like the hint of red peeking out.
These caddies are multi-functional!
See how the red hibiscus bring out the red in the caddy?
These were really quick and fun…just what I needed. Thank you Susan and Becky for the inspiration!
Think art supply storage…
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