15 Minute DIY Wood Caddy

April 23rd, 2015 | Learn How

Today I’m SO excited to be at SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City surrounded by 500 of the most talented crafty bloggers learning, creating, and celebrating the friendships we’ve made because of blogging! To celebrate with you, I teamed up with Abbey from The Cards We Drew and a large group of bloggers to create Crafts in a SNAP- crafts made in 15 Minutes or less! This way ANYONE, whether beginner or seasoned pro, can learn to create fun and handmade items in no time at all! Check out my tutorial for this quick DIY Wood Caddy coming up, then scroll down below and be sure to check out some of what my blogging friends have to offer!! Have fun and get creative!

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I’m no stranger to a craft quickie, like the 10 minute apron, or this easy hand painted sign, but I had never thought about building a wood craft in only a few minutes. I challenged myself to create a quick and easy .

This easy to build wood caddy takes very little supplies (about $5 in materials), and has soooo many uses. Let’s get right into building one!

How to build a 15 min. DIY Wood Caddy

You will need:

  • Jig Saw
  • Chop Saw (or have your lenghts cut at The Home Depot)
  • Ryobi Brad Nailer (or small nails and a hammer)
  • Wood Glue
  • Paint or stain
  • 1×3  OR 1×4  (depending on the desired width)
  • 1×6
  • 1×10

** note: This wood caddy took me less than 15 minutes to cut and assemble. Sanding and painting is additional time. 

How to build an easy 15 minute wood caddy

  • First you will need to download and print and cut the pattern piece for the end. GET IT HERE. The pattern printable has the cut dimensions on it as well.  Be sure to click ‘fill entire page’ when printing, the pattern should fill the width of the page.
  • Cut lumber as indicated on the template. There two sizes of caddy, a narrow and wider one. I made these boxes  13″ long, but the length can be determined by you.
  • Trace pattern piece (twice) onto the 1×10. Using the jig saw cut out.

How to assemble a DIY wood caddy

Assembly of this Wood Caddy is quite easy. Using wood glue on the seams, nail the bottom boards to one end. Add one side at a time, and finish with the opposite end pattern piece. Slide 1×2 in between the opposing ends and nail or screw in place to make the handle, easy peasy!

Now you can sand and paint or stain your desired color! Can you believe how easy it was to make. If you have scraps of wood around, you can probably make it for next to nothing!

Check out some ways you can use this DIY wood caddy

Make this DIY wood caddy in only 15 minutes!! So many practical uses! EASY TO BUILD- great beginner project

There are so many fun ways to use this wood caddy, I bet you can’t wait to make one!

Easily change the appearance of your wood crate by adding a framed chalkboard, a phrase, or a pretty decal to the side to easily change the look.

Make this DIY wood caddy in only 15 minutes!! So many practical uses! EASY TO BUILD- great beginner project

Wouldn’t this be perfect for the picnic table camping, or next to the BBQ?

Make this DIY wood caddy in only 15 minutes!! So many practical uses! EASY TO BUILD- great beginner project

Or stuff it full of craft supplies, for you or the kiddos! I think I might put one on the counter for things that need to go back to the craft room!

Make this DIY wood caddy in only 15 minutes!! So many practical uses! EASY TO BUILD- great beginner project

Or how about a beautiful gardening box for Mom. Add a May Arts Ribbon bow and it makes a perfect Mother’s day gift!

 I also used one in my new laundry room, filled with Mason jars and hand towels.

There are just so many ways to use this little DIY wood caddy. How would you use one?

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