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You can go anywhere with this portable DIY bike picnic box.
You can go anywhere with this portable DIY bike picnic box.

Bicycles are excellent modes of transportation. They’re environment-friendly and an inexpensive way to get around. However, it certainly has its own limitations and it can sometimes prove be a problem.

With a bicycle, you don’t have the luxury of space. So if you’re going on a picnic, for example, you encounter a snag. Obviously, you couldn’t carry bottles and glasses with one hand while the other is maneuvering the bike. So what do you do? You add a picnic box to your bicycle, of course.

A picnic box on a bike? Yes to this!
A picnic box on a bike? Yes to this!

It’s like a portable mini bar. You have spaces for shot glasses, a bottle of wine, and other stuff. You can also put in some cheese, mini pallet coasters, chips, utensils, napkin, and a water bottle. The good news is, you can easily remove the box when you don’t need it.

Before you actually build one, remember to test the dimensions out using a cardboard. The box should not be too big that it makes riding uncomfortable.

Gather what you need and start building!

Materials:

  • Plywood 1200mm x 600 mm
  • 2 pcs – pine timber (24mm x 44mm x 2000mm)
  • pine trim (5mm x 38mm x 900 mm)
  • pine trim (5mm x 5mm x 900mm)
  • 2 pcs – slide barrel bolt (x2)
  • 2 pcs – hinges
  • Paint (optional)
  • Chain (0.7m)
  • Velcro
  • Hooks
  • Screws (different sizes)
  • Wood glue
  • sandpaper
  • Paper (wrapping paper or just A4’s attached to each other)

Tools:

  • (cordless) drill – recommended to prevent splitting
  • dremel or hacksaw
  • clamps
  • handsaw
  • fretsaw
  • chisel
  • screwdriver (or drill)
  • stapler

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Thanks to The Dutch cyclist for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here