This post was never supposed to happen…Instead the plan was to reveal our DIY concrete planters. (Sort of like these)
What I thought would be a brilliant idea for cheap and light weight planter boxes, turned into a cracked mess of gravel and concrete. (Which of course I spent the afternoon cleaning up)
Shortly after, I was scratching my head and wondering what am I going to do with 12 sets of wooden handles, and 6 plastic garbage cans?
How about use the wooden handles for a wine crate? What if the wine crate was attached to a bike?
See the hubs has a vintage bike, used mainly for cruising around town with the guys. Yet his bike has been sorely lacking in storage and beer hauling capabilities.
Alas when searching the web for instructions, there weren’t any for “easily” removable bike wine crates. So here is our how-to for the $5 bike wine crate:
2 wooden 1×1 inch dowels (cut to the width of your bike rack)
2.5 inch screws and accompanying nuts (4 total)
Some wood stain
A wooden wine crate
1 inch screws and accompanying nuts (2 total)
An empty paint quart (or empty vegetable can with no sharp edges may work)
First I stained the wine crate and dowels (since I had already drilled the holes in the dowels)
After we let the stain dry overnight, we added the 2.5 inch screws to the dowels. We also darkened the tips of the screws with a sharpie so we could mark the wine crate for drilling holes.
We then drilled holes in the bottom of each crate.
And secured the crate with a wrench and nuts.
(You can see how the crate is secured to the dowels from the bottom)
Finally we drilled holes through the paint can and bottom of box.
Then secured the can with the 1 inch screws and nuts.
The bike is now ready for picnics, commuting with coffee and “booze” cruisin with the guys.
Not bad for $5 and 15 minutes to install right? Happy Sunday everyone!
Can I ask how big your crate was?
The crate was a standard 6 bottle wooden wine box crate so probably 13 L X 11 W X 7 H