Reclaimed Fencing Caddies

I had a large pile of fencing I picked up from the curb down the street, and needed something to do with them. I decided it would be quick and easy to make some Reclaimed Soda Crate Caddies. Since I didn't have any 1x8 size fence pickets, I decided to forgo the center piece with cutout handle and just use a 1x6 picket and staple some leather and twine to the sides to make handles. I think they turned out looking fantastic! I can't wait to make more and hopefully finish out my giant scrap pile ;)

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
free, from scraps
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Mon, 06/18/2012 - 05:08

Love these! Will those staples hold ok? I'd be afraid and drill a hole for the leather and twine. I knew I should have gotten those mason jars I saw at a yard sale! I've liked this since I've seen the plans (modified or not) and totally forgot about it. Anyway, great job and thanx for the reminder!


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 06:32

So far so good, though you could certainly drill holes and tie knots. Since the wood is just old fence pickets, it's not really meant to carry much weight anyway. I was leery of drilling holes and splitting the old wood. Plus they would be off center, and that would drive me batty! Oh, and if you don't have any mason jars, tin cans work just as well. That's what the butterfly bouquet is sitting in, an orange spray painted can