Yesterday I promised I’d share the tutorial to build this farmhouse wooden tote, so let’s get to it!
Build a Bread Board Wooden Tote with Paper Towel Holder
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Pine Boards (dimensions below)
thumb screws (1/4″ x 20 x 1″)
T nuts brad hole (1/4″ x 20″ x 5/16″)
screwdriver or nail gun
screws or brad nails
wood stain or paint (optional)
Vintage Sign Stencils (if desired)
How to Build it:
I purchased 3 types of wood – a 1x8x8 wide pine board, and a narrower 1x6x8), and the wooden dowel.
1. Trace 2 of the bread board shapes on the wider board, and cut them out with a jigsaw.
I used one of my vintage bread boards as a pattern.
2. Cut 3 boards for the sides and bottom of the tote to your desired length. Mine were cut 16″ long.
Tip: Wait to cut the dowel until the tote is assembled, so so you get the correct length.
Sand all the edges and erase any pencil lines, so they won’t show if you plan to stain your tote.
*If you want to stain or paint the wood, do it before the next steps.
2. Drill a ” hole about 1″ from the top of both bread board handles. (The diameter of the hole should be the same as the diameter of the thumb screws and T-nut inserts.)
**Note – we used wood pegs, rather than screws to assemble mine, but it was hard to get the wood straight (so mine isn’t) :).
I recommend using screws or a nail gun instead, so the instructions are for screws, so where you see wood pegs in he photos – pretend they are screws. 🙂 Just follow the instructions, as the process is very similar.
3. Drill pilot holes, then screw 1 of the small boards to the bottom edge of the bread board.
This will be the bottom of the tote.
4. Attach 2 more of the small boards to each side of both breadboards. Make sure they all are flush with the bottom and side of the bread board.
Here’s the front view.
5. Drill a hole in both ends of the wood dowel.
6. Insert the T nut inset into the hole and hammer wire brads into the holes to secure it.
7. Screw in the thumb screws in, and the building and assembly part is finished!
Here it is all assembled.
Since my side boards were a little crooked, I thought adding some Vintage Sign Stencils designs would draw the attention away from that.
All finished! 🙂
I listed it in my shop, and it sold very quickly, but I took a few new photos of it today. I put a few farmhouse milk bottles in it to hold flowers for a flower shop tote.
Here it is styled as a bakery tote.
I would love to convince my husband we need to build more of these!
If you build one of your own – I’d love to hear about it! 🙂
Viya con Dios,
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