Impress you friends with this professional-looking Craft Beer Flight Holder. While items like this price out over $40, I’m showing you how to build your own in under 15 minutes from just one board. And if you’re like me, you already have a scrap lying around waving a flag to get in on this project. Don’t have mini glasses in your cabinet? Click the “materials” tab below to see where I found mine on the cheap!
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$8 (Plus glasses)
Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy. Just cut holes for the handles and glasses, and then assemble the pieces with glue and nails.
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1 x 4 x 4′ Board – to make the holder, base and sides
5 Ounce Glasses – Get at least four. It’s important to choose a glass that tapers slightly to allow the glass to slip into the hole and rest securely without falling through.
1½-inch Finish Nails
1 x 4 Glass Holder – 1 @ 12 1/8 inches
1 x 4 Base – 1 @ 12 1/8 inches
1 x 4 Sides – 2 @ 8 inches
1. Prep the Glass Holder and Base
Cut two 1 x 4 boards to length. On the length of the Glass Holder Board, mark the center of the holes for thee glasses at 1¾-inches, 4 5/8-inches, 7½-inches, and 10 3/8-inches. Make a crosshair on each mark at the center of the width of the board.
2. Prep the Sides
Cut two 1 x 4 boards to a length of 8-inches. Place the boards side-by-side and, using a speed square, mark lines across both boards at 1-inches and 4 inches from the top edge of each board. These marks designate the center of the handles and the location of the Glass Holder Board for assembly.
3. Mark the Length of the Handles
On the top line of a Side Board, make a mark 3/4-inch from each edge of the board. Repeat on the remaining Side Board.
4. Drill the Ends of the Handles
Place a Side Board on a scrap piece of lumber and clamp
it securely to the work surface. Using a drill/driver
fitted with a 1-inch spade bit
(or similar) drill through marks made in Step Three. Repeat on the second Side Board to create the rounded ends of both handles.
5. Mark the Handles
Align a ruler
with the bottom edge of both holes drilled in one board. Mark a line along the ruler. Repeat to mark a line along the top edge of the holes, and to mark both lines on the second Side Board.
6. Cut the Handles
Using a jigsaw
, cut the lines marked in Step Five to remove the piece between the holes and create the handles.
7. Drill Holes for the Glasses
Place the Glass Holder Board on a scrap piece of lumber with the marks made in Step One facing upward. Clamp
the board securely in place. Using a drill/driver
fitted with a hole saw
(sized to the diameter of the glasses), drill the holes using the center marks. If you don’t have a hole saw sized to the glasses, you can always outline the circles with a compass and curt the holes using a jigsaw.
8. Assemble the Pieces
Apply glue to the ends of the Base Board, and place it between the Sides. Using a pneumatic nail gun
, shoot 1½-inch finish nails
through the Sides and into the ends of the Base. Apply glue to the end of the Glass Holder Board. Place the board between the Sides below the line marked in Step Two, and then clamp
it in place. Nail through the Sides and into the ends of the Glass Holder Board suing a pneumatic nail gun and 1½-inch finish nails
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