I built several of these personalized bottle cap catchers for holiday gifts. They require minimal tools to build and are great beginner projects.
I mounted the catcher at my house on the rails of our screened-in porch (as shown in the picture). In the tutorial, I show you how to make a keyhole so that you can hang it on the wall if you wish. The bulldog opener that I secured to the back board is from Pottery Barn.
Build your own and let me know how it turns out!
Step 1: Cut boards to size
For the bottom board, take the 1/4 x 3″ board and cut a 6″ long piece.To create the left and right side boards, take the 1/4 x 3″ board and cut two 4″ long pieces. Take each 4″ long piece and measure 3″ on one side. Then, mark the diagonal line that connects the 3″ mark to the top of the 4″ side. Cut out this section on each side piece.
To create the front pieces, take the 1/4 x 3″ board and cut a 6″ long piece. Then, cut that piece directly in half to create two pieces roughly 1.5″ inches wide.
Step 2: Cut the keyhole for mounting
Step 3: Attach the sides
Step 4: Attach the bottom and front pieces
Step 5: Apply stain, personalize, and apply poly
Step 6: Mount opener and prepare for mounting
Because I decided to mount the catcher directly into the rails of my screened-in porch, I also created pilot holes for where I wanted to screw the piece to the rails.
Step 7: Open a cold one and enjoy!
|1/2" x 6" board (Poplar)||64"||1|
|1/4" x 3" board (Poplar)||64"||1|
|5/8" brad nails||N/A||25|
|Bottle opener wall mount||N/A||1|
|1/4" x 3" (left and right sides)||3" height short end, 4" height long end||2|
|1/2" x 6" (back board)||15" height||1|
|1/4" x 3" (bottom board)||6" width||1|
|1/4" x 6" (front pieces)||1.25" width||2|
Please share your feedback or post your questions on how to tailor this plan to your specific space below. Happy building.
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