In an attempt to eat up some of my massive scrap pile, I grabbed some fence scraps and used Ana’s Reclaimed Soda Crate Caddy plans for a few quick projects. I had just enough cedar left to make one caddy, but quite a load of scrap fencing I found by the side of the road.
I love projects like these, that use minimal new materials. The body is made from fence scraps, and the handles from some braided leather the hubs had on hand for some of his projects. Once I ran out of leather, I used rough twine stapled on to the edges.
I decided to sell these at $10 each, and they moved quick! I got quite a few queries to build more. I was up late last night getting four more finished for today. So I think this is definitely going to be a great way to use up the large pile of fence scraps on my back porch.
[important]Oh, and here’s a quick tip: If you’re planning to use reclaimed wood that has spent a lot of time outside, make sure you spritz it very thoroughly with a mixture of vinegar and lemon juice. It will kill any bugs without harsh chemicals. Because if you choose to use this caddy for silverware storage, the last thing you want are bugs or bleach in your food! [/important]